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2012 Motorcycle Trip (Preparation) (Map Updated)

It’s on! Finally got approval form work Friday for the trip I’ve been thinking about for two years. The trip is a motorcycle, a camera and myself. See, there’s this place called Labrador of which I’ve heard. I’d like to see if it actually exists and what’s there. For numerous reasons, I’ll be keeping the dates to myself, but thought it would have value for some to have me document the┬ápreparation, the trip, the outcome.

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Posted by on July 29, 2012 in Motorcycle, Personal

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Performance and Origins

First, please take the time to watch this clip from Cirque du Soleil:

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in General

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Diary (XXII) – California

Work. Insane. Hours. Tire.Red. Tired.

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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Personal, Photography

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Mr. Dowland’s Midnight on Ukulele

I’ve been spending more time with the little instrument. Enjoy.

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Posted by on June 2, 2012 in Music, Ukulele

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2012 Gumball 3000 – Toronto

┬áDecided to stop by the Toronto waypoint of the 2012 Gumball 3000 rally for a little bit. Here’s what I captured.

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Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Cars, Photography

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Of Opinions and Orifices

It is not unusual for a person to express frustration about the way popular culture employs language or expresses themselves. Often, these statements are made by people who are more intent on defining their own perspective than denounce that of others. However it’s communicated in a way that’s clearly to ridicule the “masses”. Nascar, the Kardashians, Hollywood Blockbusters and numerous other things being peremptorily dismissed because of the belief that there can be nothing good or worthwhile in things that are so thoroughly produced and polished (though in some cases the polishing is done by different parties)(that was a cheap Kardashians joke). Though it seems that few argue that being popular within one’s own circle of influence is good. But I digress. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in General

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Diary (XXI)

This week was another long one, but I’ve nought complain about.

There I go finishing another sentence with a preposition.

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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in General, Photography

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DSLR Talk

The novice photographer often feels as though the most important thing about taking pictures is the camera they get. This often starts with a budget and, once this is established, the most expensive body is then acquired. The lens(es) that will come as part of a kit are… well. They’re bundled for super cheap for a reason. They’re super cheap, at least compared to other lenses that are available. Upgrading a lens will make a newbie realise how important good lenses are. They can often make you feel like you just bought a new body.

The cameras and the kit lenses with which they are bundled work. They take very nice pictures. But they’re subject to very notable limitations. After learning some things the hard way, and after having done quite a bit of reading, I decided to share what I’ve learned in one post.

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Posted by on April 15, 2012 in Photography

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Diary (XX)

Lately things have been crazy, as most of you know. Living the corporate life, days are between twelve to fourteen hours, though the work is very interesting.

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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Music, Personal, Ukulele

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Pictures (VIII)

Hullo!

 

*random high five*

Sorry for the radio silence. Work has been insane. Travelling, regular 15-hour days and weekends… (blahblahblah). But I’ve not forgotten about you.

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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Photography

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