Sunday, August 30, 2009

DLIII: Congo

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ibleedgraphite: that looks like the diamond mine in Congo, where the killer gorillas lived
Lani Kai: I'll take your word for it

Monday, August 24, 2009

DLII: Bohemian

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ibleedgraphite: darn, I thought you were taking a picture of the smoking lady when you took this
ibleedgraphite: it crossed my mind that you probably weren't, but that would have been cool; she was Bohemian
Lani Kai: I didn't even notice there was a smoking woman there
ibleedgraphite: are you serious?
ibleedgraphite: she was three feet from you
ibleedgraphite: you must be blind
Lani Kai: why didn't you take a picture of her?
ibleedgraphite: she looked kind of mean

Saturday, August 22, 2009

DLI: Dichotomy

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Lani Kai: if the last one is "motion," this one is "calm"
ibleedgraphite: that sounds like a gimmick Rodney Lough, Jr. would use
ibleedgraphite: Golden Gate Bridge on cloudy day // Golden Gate Bridge on sunny day
ibleedgraphite: and then you buy both of them and are like, ooh
ibleedgraphite: dichotomy
Lani Kai: oh shut up

DL: Why Yes, Of Course

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Lani Kai: Aber ja, natürlich Hans ist nass, er steht unter dem Wasserfall.
ibleedgraphite: the water is "icy cold" according to that one woman hiker
ibleedgraphite: I hope Hans did not catch pneumonia

DXLIX: Foreign Accent

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Lani Kai: why have you gone for the color accent?
ibleedgraphite: I was trying to create a sense of drama by emphasizing the contrast between color and gray
Lani Kai: I'm not feeling it

Friday, August 21, 2009

DXLVIII: Going Green

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Lani Kai: they've gone for the energy-efficient bulb
ibleedgraphite: tree-hugging San Franciscans
Lani Kai: socialist, too
ibleedgraphite: or maybe just cheap Chinatowners?
ibleedgraphite: I bet it's just a 20-Watt one
ibleedgraphite: come to think of it you take a lot of pictures of light bulbs, streetlamps, and assorted lighting fixtures

DXLVII: Ornamental

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Lani Kai: what is this a picture of?
ibleedgraphite: it appears to be a handle, with a coiled piece of metal attached
Lani Kai: is the coiled piece of metal an integral part?
ibleedgraphite: I think it's just an accessory
ibleedgraphite: like a Hello Kitty cell phone ornament

DXLVI: Genetic Predisposition

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Lani Kai: I quite like that one
ibleedgraphite: it's because you're Japanese, and instinctively like little trees
ibleedgraphite: it's in your genes

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

DXLV: Depth

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ibleedgraphite: ooh
ibleedgraphite: that bit where it fans out into a bunch of tiny streams is cool
Lani Kai: yes
ibleedgraphite: this is another example of your diagonal compositions
Lani Kai: it gives the photo more depth

DXLIV: Impurity

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Lani Kai: I'm still waiting for the bottom half of the image to load
Lani Kai: it's really slow for some reason
ibleedgraphite: only the pure of heart can see the bottom half

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DXLIII: Stolen

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ibleedgraphite: this reminds me of the Facebook ad for a vacation to Ireland I was just looking at
Lani Kai: what, the Cliffs of Moher or something?
ibleedgraphite: uhhh
ibleedgraphite: I think they stole a picture from Wikipedia

Sunday, August 09, 2009

DXLII: Privacy

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ibleedgraphite: this is a bit contrasty even for me
Lani Kai: it's the "grainy film" filter courtesy of Olympus
ibleedgraphite: there appear to be three tones
ibleedgraphite: black, white, and one shade of gray
Lani Kai: Original
ibleedgraphite: apparently the license plate numbers disappear, when you edited it
Lani Kai: well, for privacy, obviously
ibleedgraphite: this car would be pulled over in West Hollywood for not having a front license plate

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

DXLI: Unexpected

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ibleedgraphite: ok so, what was that a picture of?
Lani Kai: the rock causes the wave to break in the middle
ibleedgraphite: oh, that's not interesting at all!
ibleedgraphite: I thought it was at least a walrus or something, maybe a capsized Jet Ski
Lani Kai: a walrus?
ibleedgraphite: or other aquatic mammal
Lani Kai: that is clearly a rock
ibleedgraphite: ...might be a tail fin, or legs
Lani Kai: and it leaves a large wake because it is traveling at 50 knots?
ibleedgraphite: it could have been flung across the surface of the water, like a skipping stone
ibleedgraphite: I didn't expect you to post a picture of a boring old rock

Sunday, August 02, 2009

DXL: Overlord

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ibleedgraphite: wow
ibleedgraphite: I'm almost expecting it to command me to do something
ibleedgraphite: I, for one, welcome our new geometric overlords
Lani Kai: I have a message from it
Lani Kai: it says to work on the Colorburn book

Saturday, August 01, 2009

DXXXIX: Sunset Clause

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ibleedgraphite: I have a sunset picture
Lani Kai: tetanus in a box
ibleedgraphite: no, it's a sunset
Lani Kai: I have a question, why on earth were you shooting at f/22?
ibleedgraphite: it is appropriate for sunsets

DXXXVIII: 0 Unread Messages

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ibleedgraphite: look who jumped on the high contrast black and white bandwagon
Lani Kai: well, we do have exactly one person that was viewing the blog that was interested in that stuff
Lani Kai: I figured I'd cater to him/her
ibleedgraphite: but he clicked the link to only view my pictures
ibleedgraphite: yours will be ignored



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ibleedgraphite: I did not win a trip to the Bahamas
Lani Kai: that's too bad
Lani Kai: when I went, it was mostly cold and rainy
ibleedgraphite: my chances were 42/6 million
ibleedgraphite: of the 6 million game pieces, 2.4M are free Coke, 1.5M Pancake Puppies, 1.2M coffee, 600K dessert, 300K Grand Slam

DXXXV: Clunky

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Lani Kai: Congress decided it would just throw more money at Cash for Clunkers
ibleedgraphite: wouldn't you, if it was the first thing you've done in a while that was popular?