Tuesday, October 31, 2006

CIV: Ahead

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: my co-blogger and I seem to be alternating days on which we're online
Lani Kai: which means we never get a chance to actually discuss the photos we post...
Lani Kai: and I seem to be getting way ahead of him in the post count
Trypto: is it upside down?
Lani Kai: no
Lani Kai: it's this fountain but viewed from the top side
Trypto: if you say so

Sunday, October 29, 2006

CIII: Smile!

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: sorry about the missed updates lately.
Trypto: things are kind of heating up on the schoolwork front.
Trypto: its cute
Lani Kai: I like the frog that's sitting on the top of the windshield
Trypto: I just noticed that
Trypto: and was about to ask

Friday, October 27, 2006

CII: Danger

© Lani Kai
Trypto: did anyone one sign the reverse side?
Lani Kai: no
Lani Kai: it was blank
Lani Kai: not that there was anything inside
Trypto: hm
Trypto: you should put one of these tags on the sun

Thursday, October 26, 2006

CI: Powerwalking

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Trypto: I like how in street crossing signs
Trypto: the dude is always powerwalking
Lani Kai: haha
Trypto: no one actually has their elbows at that angle when they're just walking normally
Lani Kai: that's true
Trypto: of course, no one actually has circular heads either

C: Especially Disturbing

© Trypto
Trypto: 1 second exposure, from the car
Lani Kai: looks like depressed snakes crawling across
Lani Kai: their heads are drooped down
Trypto: imagine if you were on life support and your heart monitor looked like that
Trypto: those gaps where it's completely blank would be especially disturbing, I think

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

XCIX: Apples

© Trypto
Trypto: it said it was scented, but I got it at the dollar store
Trypto: and I can't smell anything
Lani Kai: what was it SUPPOSED to smell like?
Trypto: green apples

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

XCVIII: Rorschach Test

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Trypto: I see a jellyfish in the clouds
Trypto: and the millenium falcon, from Star Wars
Lani Kai: I see a dachshund and a mite
Lani Kai: or maybe it's a wasp

XCVII: Focused

© Trypto
Trypto: he is on my debate team
Lani Kai: when was the last time we posted a picture of a person?
Trypto: there are people in your post on the 18th
Trypto: the autofocus worked pretty well in this case
Lani Kai: I assume there's center point AF and multi-point AF
Trypto: I don't really know how to control it

Monday, October 23, 2006

XCVI: Hide and Seek

©Lani Kai
Trypto: I think some croppage is in order
Trypto: I like how the bike is hiding behind the tree
Lani Kai: yeah
Trypto: it reminds of shy little kids who cling to their moms when strangers are around
Trypto: I think on the the right side would probably be best
Trypto: you get the dynamism of an assymetrical composition, and the shadows
Lani Kai: generally the rule of thumb is to leave more space open in the direction in which the subject is facing
Trypto: maybe you should ask for a second opinion
Wisp: too much open space in the one with the bike on the left
Wisp: the parallel diagonal shadows are also a nice effect

XCV: A Room With a View

© Trypto
Lani Kai: ooh, shiny buildings
Trypto: as seen from the fifth floor of the hilton
Trypto: one of my teammates spit on someone's head from the balcony
Lani Kai: haha

Sunday, October 22, 2006

XCIV: Type-R

Lani Kai: my MiniDisc player is a "Type-R," so it must have a turbo charger or VTEC or something
Lani Kai: I don't see any iPods with that...
Trypto: what does the R in type R stand for?
Lani Kai: well, in cars it usually means "racing" or something like that
Lani Kai: I have no idea what it means on my MD player
Lani Kai: but then again grade names for cars don't always make sense either

Saturday, October 21, 2006

XCIII: Power

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: it's not every day you see a car literally worth a million dollars...
Lani Kai: 400 of these were built, the last of which was presented to Pope John Paul II
Lani Kai: it's even rarer that you see these two next to eachother
Lani Kai: they combine for 1,254bhp and 11.7 liters of engine displacement... and something like $1.5 million
Trypto: did ferrari ask the pope if he wanted a sports car before they gave it to him?
Trypto: I can't really imagine him in that thing
Lani Kai: no, donating something like that to the pope is like donating something to charity; the recipient doesn't actually use it
Lani Kai: the pope subsequently auctioned it for charitable causes
Lani Kai: the pope rides in a popemobile

Friday, October 20, 2006

XCII: Bokeh

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: Bokeh (from the Japanese boke ぼけ, "blur") is a photographic term describing the subjective aesthetic qualities of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens.1
Lani Kai: the post below this is another good example
Lani Kai: in other news, my co-blogger is MIA today

Thursday, October 19, 2006

XCI: Voyeur

© Lani Kai
Trypto: how do you take a picture of a camera?
Lani Kai: I have 2 cameras
Trypto: cute
Trypto: I bet they have crazy camera sex when you aren't looking
Lani Kai: I wouldn't know, because I'm not looking
Trypto: you need to get another camera, who will be the creepy voyeuristic neighbor and take compromising polaroids
Lani Kai: I also have a film camera
Lani Kai: maybe it's been doing that

XC: Red

© Trypto
Trypto: I have over 30 red pens
Lani Kai: why so many?
Trypto: I bought a bunch so I could smash them with a hammer

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


© Lani Kai
Trypto: nice photo
Trypto: just like out of ESPN2
Lani Kai: the player in front of the goalie is probably blocking a shot
Lani Kai: and the guy in the white in the background is probably waiting for a rebound
Lani Kai: the other guy... looks like he's just standing there

LXXXVIII: Suburbia is Where You Chop Down the Trees and Replace Them with Power Lines

© Trypto
Lani Kai: ah, the dreaded power lines
Trypto: I thought I'd create a screen print feeling
Trypto: it was fairly simple
Lani Kai: I like the effect

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: so do you have anything for today?
Trypto: no, I don't really have anything
Trypto: no, I don't really have anything
Trypto: no, I don't really have anything
Trypto: no, I don't really have anything
Lani Kai: let me guess
Lani Kai: you don't really have anything
Trypto: omg, AIM wouldn't let me type
Trypto: but no, I don't have anything to post
Lani Kai: it wouldn't let you type anything other than "no, I don't really have anything"?
Trypto: oh, that showed up?

Monday, October 16, 2006

LXXXVI: Ecstasy

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: some things are best viewed at a distance
Trypto: yeah, those dolphins are getting it on
Trypto: look at the bottom one
Trypto: he has his tongue sticking out in ecstasy
Lani Kai: I was actually referring to all the discoloration that's resulted from bird droppings and water
Lani Kai: anyway I'm not exactly sure what that is but the top one has it as well if you look closely
Trypto: maybe they used to be part of a fountain

LXXXV: Seeing is Believing

© Trypto
Trypto: this is my left eye
Trypto: the blind one
Lani Kai: I see...
Lani Kai: no pun intended

Sunday, October 15, 2006

LXXXIV: 1.21 Gigawatts

© Lani Kai
Trypto: wtf is mr fusion?
Lani Kai: you've never seen Back to the Future?
Trypto: oh
Trypto: to charge the flux capacitors!
Lani Kai: yes
Lani Kai: it was installed to replace the plutonium drive
Trypto: I didn't really like Back to the Future II
Trypto: or III...

Saturday, October 14, 2006


© Lani Kai
Trypto: is this palm tree, take 2?
Lani Kai: did I post a palm tree before?
Trypto: didn't you!
Lani Kai: no
Trypto: check out LV
Lani Kai: as you may recall, that was a giant pineapple

LXXXII: Cloud Kicker

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© Trypto
Trypto: what's the coolest shape you've ever seen in a cloud?
Lani Kai: I haven't seen cool shapes lately
Lani Kai: I did notice one little cloud floating below a whole sheet of clouds in the sky
Lani Kai: that was kind of cool
Trypto: I see a lion in the picture I took today
Trypto: and a snake coming up under it about to bite off his naughty bits

Friday, October 13, 2006

LXXXI: Take Two

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: I visited my favorite staircase again
Lani Kai: this was taken at 10mm, the other was at 17mm
Trypto: why is it skinnier?
Lani Kai: because it's vertical, whereas the other one was horizontal
Lani Kai: and the wider focal length makes things that are far away look much smaller
Trypto: I guess I see the difference after I compare with the earlier rendition

LXXX: Feed Us

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Trypto: so this is your typical picture of geese wandering around the street in barcelona
Lani Kai: AFLAC
Trypto: what's AFLAC in spanish?
Lani Kai: it's an acronym
Lani Kai: I think the ordering of the words would be CAALF

Thursday, October 12, 2006

LXXIX: Over.

© Trypto
Trypto: Calling Lani Kai! Come in Lani Kai. Do you read me? Over.
Trypto: Calling Lani Kai! Come in Lani Kai. Do you read me? Over.
Trypto: ...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

LXXVIII: SpaceMeister

© Lani Kai
Trypto: what's it holding?
Lani Kai: there was just a wire that was dangling
Trypto: ok, why is it there?
Lani Kai: I don't know about that either; it was in a fenced lot and all I could see was the crane section
Lani Kai: and not what was below
Lani Kai: the engineering department is hauling massive amounts of something they don't want to be seen

LXXVII: Imagination

© Trypto
Lani Kai: looks like someone doing a cartwheel
Lani Kai: it even has a kneecap
Trypto: you're quite imaginative

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


© Trypto
Trypto: when you walk past it, its eyes light up and it says, "something wicked this way comes [gravelly laughter]"
Trypto: in other news, the coblogger is AWOL...

Monday, October 09, 2006

LXXV: Masthead

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Lani Kai: heh, we already got a comment in regards to the rotating mastheads
Trypto: we are awesome
Lani Kai: yes
Lani Kai: I just ripped it off a tutorial
Trypto: that's what I tried to do, for like 10 hours yesterday
Trypto: oh boy, this means I get to design mastheads for my blog too
Trypto: my life has meaning again
Lani Kai: when was the last time it had meaning and why was it lost?
Trypto: hm

LXXIV: U and Ming

© Trypto
Lani Kai: what are those?
Trypto: rolls of teflon tape
Lani Kai: I'm assuming this was in a store somewhere
Trypto: assuming makes an ass out of u and ming
Trypto: but yeah, home depot
Trypto: or home despot, as I like to call it
Trypto: they charge 3 bucks for an empty spray bottle

Sunday, October 08, 2006

LXXIII: Jungle

©Lani Kai
Trypto: those are cool
Trypto: like big metal flowers
Trypto: in the concrete jungle of suburbia...
Lani Kai: I rotated it slightly
Lani Kai: and tweaked the levels a bit

Saturday, October 07, 2006

LXXII: White

© Lani Kai
Trypto: white
Lani Kai: what about white?
Trypto: it's white
Trypto: I dunno what else to say

Friday, October 06, 2006

LXXI: Barreling

© Lani Kai
Trypto: so what does this say about your camera?
Lani Kai: at this resolution it doesn't say much about the camera
Lani Kai: however it does say that the lens has quite a bit of barrel distortion
Lani Kai: from this you can guess that the picture was probably taken with a wide angle lens
Trypto: that's what I meant
Trypto: the whole brick wall shizz...
Trypto: kind of a sterile picture
Trypto: it makes me feel cold and lonely inside

LXX: Oof

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© Trypto
Lani Kai: hmm, slightly oof
Trypto: ...oof?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

LXIX: S. Pellegrino

© Lani Kai
Trypto: I've always had a thing for minimalism
Lani Kai: I desaturated everything other than the bottle but that didn't really change anything
Trypto: it's very cleanly done though
Trypto: I didn't realize it at first
Trypto: but then I was like...
Trypto: why the the ground totally gray
Lani Kai: the original really looks the same
Lani Kai: the part that actually had some color, I cropped off


© Trypto
Lani Kai: I like the distorted reflections
Trypto: yes, that's the reason I chose this picture
Trypto: and of course because of the lovely puke green color of my desk

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

LXVII: Fluff

©Lani Kai
Trypto: write a haiku about it
Lani Kai: I hate writing poems
Trypto: haikus aren't even poems anymore
Trypto: nowadays, they're just any shitty thought you can phrase in 17 syllables
Trypto: anyways, I came up one
and suddenly, the
ground was covered with verdant
angel hair pasta

LXVI: Eye Spy

© Trypto
Trypto: the freaky eye tree...
Trypto: it creeps me out whenever I walk past it
Lani Kai: which is how often?
Trypto: every fucking day

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

LXV: Trick Me

© Lani Kai
Trypto: I detest candy corn
Trypto: it doesn't even look like corn
Trypto: do you give out candy on halloween?
Lani Kai: we do but there aren't many little kids in our neighborhood
Lani Kai: we also give out candy as a store
Lani Kai: the mall becomes a trick-or-treat zone after 5:00pm
Lani Kai: and the candy runs out around 7:30
Lani Kai: so you have to shoo away kids that come late

LXIV: Green

© Trypto
Trypto: overexposed, I know
Lani Kai: so explain the significance of the green object to me
Trypto: in the context of the campus, it organizes the space in that enclosure
Trypto: in terms of the photograph, it provides a counterbalance to the figural element on the right
Lani Kai: I see the object as the embodiment of industry and technology
Lani Kai: and it is slowly creeping up on the human
Lani Kai: who is sitting there, oblivious to what is happening

Monday, October 02, 2006

LXIII: That's So Gaydon

© Lani Kai
Trypto: who is aston martin?
Lani Kai: The company name was derived from the Aston Clinton hill climb and one of the company's founders, Lionel Martin1
Trypto: fascinating
Trypto: haha, the headquarters is in GAYdon
Trypto: and they have a model called the nimrod

LXII: Leaf

Trypto: autumn is coming
Lani Kai: you titled it "leaf" but my eyes were actually drawn to the berries first
Trypto: do you have a berry fetish or something?
Lani Kai: ...no, but the leaf has less contrast in relationship to the background

Sunday, October 01, 2006

LXI: Staring at the Sun

©Lani Kai
Trypto: gloomy
Lani Kai: it was overcast near the beach
Lani Kai: but very clear more inland
Trypto: so that's the sun?
Lani Kai: yes
Trypto: it looks like a full moon in a werewolf movie

LX: Ascension

© Trypto
Trypto: long have we awaited your return
Trypto: and now the moment of ascension is at hand...
Lani Kai: who are the other people in this "we?"
Trypto: your faithful subjects