Monday, April 30, 2007

CCVI: Doubt

© Trypto
Lani Kai: did you spend a whole day at the beach or something?
Trypto: a few beaches, actually
Trypto: when I was driving down on the 101, I stopped by some random turn-offs
Trypto: and I set my camera to black and white, because I wondered if it would make a difference
Lani Kai: you mean in terms of mindset?
Trypto: no, in image quality
Lani Kai: I doubt it

CCV: Bless You

© Lani Kai
Trypto: how big is that wave?
Lani Kai: umm
Lani Kai: 15-20 feet?
Trypto: gosh
Trypto: that's pretty big
Lani Kai: yeah
Lani Kai: I'd hate to be anywhere near that...
Trypto: it's like a sneeze of God

Sunday, April 29, 2007

CCV: Stick in the Mud

© Trypto
Lani Kai: what happened to that?
Trypto: it's just a piece of wood on the beach
Lani Kai: how big is it?
Lani Kai: I can't really get a sense of scale...
Trypto: the cross-sectional area was about the size of my hand
Lani Kai: I see
Trypto: [all your questions] make it seem a little sinister now
Trypto: you've ruined it for me
Lani Kai: you haven't posted on your other blog in over a week
Trypto: what are you? a blog Nazi?

CCIV: To the Rescue

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: I've always wanted to take that picture ever since I first saw that building
Lani Kai: but I never had a lens wide enough
Lani Kai: until now
Trypto: heh
Trypto: you need to hire a skywriter to make a big S right in the middle

Friday, April 27, 2007

CCIII: Go Green

© Lani Kai
Trypto: the out of focus lights gives it an interesting twist
Trypto: the bird of paradise becomes some kind of futuristic anti-aircraft gun
Lani Kai: I still remember the scientific name from the plant test in AP bio
Lani Kai: which, I don't think you had to take
Lani Kai: because the school tore down most of the plants on campus the next year
Trypto: they should burn down the rain forest too
Trypto: so I don't have to be tested on those plants either

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

CCII: Captivating

© Lani Kai
Trypto: hmmm
Trypto: it's a camera...
Trypto: and a keyboard
Lani Kai: fascinating, ain't it?
Trypto: it feels familiar somehow...

Saturday, April 21, 2007

CCI: Explicit Content

© Trypto
Trypto: in the shadow patterns, I see egg beaters
Trypto: and hot air balloons
Lani Kai: I see a very hungry caterpillar
Trypto: uhm...I don't
Lani Kai: not familiar with Eric Carle?
Lani Kai: I also see explicit content...
Trypto: are you saying Eric Carle puts explicit content into his childrens' books?
Trypto: I wonder what kind of ads are going to show up in the sidebar now that we've said "explicit content" [four] times

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

CC: Duck Soup

© Lani Kai
Trypto: I think this is the first time that I've thought a duck was cute
Lani Kai: what are they usually to you?
Trypto: just objects, like the way I'm looking at my coffee mug right now
Trypto: they might be well-formed and aesthetically pleasing, but not cute
Trypto: it has an infectious smile
Trypto: you should introduce me
Trypto: it would be a completely platonic relationship
Trypto: I know what you're thinking, sicko

Monday, April 16, 2007

CXCIX: Success

© Lani Kai
Trypto: is that guy succeeding, or failing miserably?
Trypto: I can't tell
Lani Kai: actually he's succeeding
Trypto: well, I guess I'd hate to see what not succeeding looks like
Lani Kai: it looks like this

Thursday, April 12, 2007

CXCVIII: Movie Set

© Lani Kai
Trypto: wow, it looks like a movie set
Trypto: those little houses are too cute
Lani Kai: this resolution doesn't do the image justice
Lani Kai: I think it looks better at full-res
Lani Kai: you can see all the little details
Trypto: where is this?
Lani Kai: Long Beach

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

CXCVII: Speak Easy

© Trypto
Trypto: guess what this is a picture of
Trypto: you have three tries
Lani Kai: a speaker
Trypto: like Nancy Pelosi?
Trypto: because it is most definitely not Nancy Pelosi
Lani Kai: damn
Trypto: you have two more guesses
Lani Kai: two fences stacked on top of each other
Trypto: heh, no you were right, it's a speaker
Trypto: good job

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

CXCVI: Abyss

© Lani Kai
Trypto: what are you trying to say with this piece?
Lani Kai: the little tentacles are going to grab you and pull you down into the abyss
Lani Kai: and you will be eaten by the flower
Trypto: hm, that's pretty deep
Trypto: what I got out of it was "YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!"
Lani Kai: that too

Monday, April 09, 2007

CXCV: Happy Easter Everyone

© Trypto
Lani Kai: is it bad when I can tell the make of the camera just by looking at the file name?
Trypto: not necessarily
Trypto: that's exactly the kind of clue that'll enable you solve a murder one day
Lani Kai: well, it's not something that can't be looked up
Lani Kai: you used a Sony camera today
Trypto: COLONEL MUSTARD in the KITCHEN with the SONY CAMERA!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

CXCIV: Long Winded

© Trypto
Trypto: so what is your position on windmills?
Lani Kai: I'm supposed to have a position on them?
Lani Kai: are there like anti-windmill activists?
Trypto: they prefer to call themselves pro-wind activists
Trypto: windmills take away the wind's God-given right to flow unencumbered
Lani Kai: so do a lot of other things
Trypto: like your MOM

Thursday, April 05, 2007

CXCIII: Sky Splicing

View Clouds Source Image (© Lani Kai)
© Trypto
Lani Kai: ok don't look too closely
Trypto: what am I not looking too closely at?
Lani Kai: the border between the hillside and the sky
Trypto: oh fuck, I looked

CXCII: Design

© Lani Kai
Trypto: does that thing actually serve a structural purpose?
Trypto: it doesn't look like it's really necessary to hold anything up
Trypto: unless it's a roller coaster?
Lani Kai: no, I think it's just a design thing
Lani Kai: it actually has strobes that emulate the movement of a roller coaster
Lani Kai: basically it flashes as if there were a car going up and down

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

CXCI: Disguised

View Pink
© Trypto
Lani Kai: chandelier?
Trypto: it's the one hanging above the front door at my house
Trypto: does it look evil to you?
Lani Kai: somewhat
Lani Kai: the color doesn't help
Trypto: maybe if it was pink?
Lani Kai: I think it still looks evil
Lani Kai: it's like the evil monster is trying to disguise its identity

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

CXC: Global Warming

©Lani Kai
Wisp: your angle is rather low
Wisp: did you like lie down beneath the flowers before taking this shot?
Wisp: are you a flower hugger
Lani Kai: no, I just reached out and held my camera below the flowers
Wisp: why would you do that?
Wisp: it makes you look like a tree hugger when you aren't
Lani Kai: because that's the cool thing to do
Lani Kai: didn't you know?
Wisp: I did not know
Lani Kai: it's all about the environment
Lani Kai: and um
Lani Kai: anti-global warming

Monday, April 02, 2007

CLXXXIX: Motion Sickness

© Trypto
Wisp: wow, what a sense of motion
Wisp: or maybe your camera hates posts
Trypto: no, I was driving past them