Monday, October 29, 2007

CCXCI: Subtle Threats

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Lani Kai: someone got to our blog by searching "Lani Kai stabbing" on Google
Trypto: hm
Trypto: should we call the police?
Lani Kai: the IP address indicates that this person is from Chicago
Trypto: I see
Trypto: wait, you aren't like, subtly threatening me, are you?
Lani Kai: what?
Trypto: don't stab me!
Trypto: I do not enjoy stabbing

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CCXC: Panopticon

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Trypto: a million concrete diving boards?
Lani Kai: no
Lani Kai: it's a view of the Panopticon from below
Trypto: your mom's a Panopticon
Lani Kai: I have no idea what that's supposed to mean
Trypto: you mean a Panopticon isn't some kind of evil robot?

Monday, October 22, 2007

CCLXXXIX: Futuristic

© Trypto
Lani Kai: it needs nice poofy clouds
Lani Kai: to contrast the angular nature of the building
Trypto: orrr, the building can be pointing toward the future, which is bright and clear
Lani Kai: nevermind the future

CCLXXXVIII: Every Day is Wildfire Season in Southern California

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Trypto: why don't you just marry Lake Mission Viejo, you seem to love it so much
Lani Kai: this is from the same day as the other one
Lani Kai: I just haven't taken many pictures lately
Trypto: was there like a fire in Orange County?
Lani Kai: Malibu
Lani Kai: there was lots of smoke visible from here though
Lani Kai: oh, apparently there's a fire in Silverado Canyon too

Friday, October 19, 2007

CCLXXXVII: Liability

© Trypto
Lani Kai: the annual fallen foliage picture?
Trypto: I think we've had at least one per month
Lani Kai: maybe YOU have
Trypto: we're cobloggers, you are equally liable

Monday, October 15, 2007

CCLXXXVI: But Brest is in France

© Trypto
Trypto: which country has the most sick people?
Lani Kai: China
Trypto: no....GERMany.
Lani Kai: next
Trypto: which country has the largest breasts?
Lani Kai: France
Trypto: no, BRAzil.
Lani Kai: but Brest is in France
Trypto: hey! THEY'RE MY JOKES
Trypto: you're like one of those annoying hecklers at the comedy club
Trypto: which country is most concerned with metaphysics and the nature of existence?
Lani Kai: no idea
Trypto: IS-REAL?

Monday, October 08, 2007

CCLXXXV: Slanted Shot of Spider Having Supper at Sunset

©Lani Kai
Trypto: maybe we should make a tag to keep track of all our nasty spider pictures
Trypto: your spider is particularly gross tho
Trypto: it has a humongous abdomen
Lani Kai: full-res is more exciting
Trypto: ewww, it has more hair than I do

Sunday, October 07, 2007

CCLXXXIV: Formalities

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Trypto: that's pretty cool
Trypto: I like silhouettes
Lani Kai: this was shot on medium format film
Trypto: what does medium mean?
Lani Kai: smaller than large and larger than small

Thursday, October 04, 2007

CCLXXXIII: Superficial

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Trypto: purrty
Lani Kai: aesthetically pleasing, but not much else to it?
Trypto: what else could you ask for?
Trypto: it's not like any of our pictures have some deeper social commentary
Lani Kai: I suppose
Trypto: but it's also different, I don't think many people have seen a plant like that
Trypto: they will be intrigued

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


© Lani Kai
Trypto: one on hand, it's kind of interesting and different
Trypto: but on the other, it renders the right half of the image meaningless
Trypto: wait a minute
Trypto: how does that work?
Trypto: the houses on the hillside are in focus
Trypto: I am confused
Lani Kai: I used a tilt-shift lens for this photo
Lani Kai: the focal plane is normally parallel to the imaging plane
Lani Kai: but when the lens is tilted, the focal plane tilts with it
Lani Kai: essentially, the focal plane in this image is at an angle to the imaging plane
Lani Kai: so you have focus down that plane, all the way back to the hills