Lines and Shadows: Walls


Jane Lurie Photography

“To consult the rules of composition before making a photograph is a little like consulting the law of gravity before going for a walk.”

~Edward Weston

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows High Museum, Atlanta

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows Temple Wall, Siem Reap

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

~ David Alan Harvey

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows Chapel, Eliel Saarinen

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows Train Station, Bozeman, MT

Black and White, Close-up, Mendocino, California, Barn Still Life, Mendocino

“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”

~Scott Lorenzo

 

 This week’s theme is Wall. 

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MUSHROOMS


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After a long dry for almost a half of year, rainfall finally comes in, showering the lands, mountains and forests. It’s the time for mushrooms celebrate their days. They are born in various forms on died trees, at piles of dried leaves that rotted or at trash dumps. Nature has the perfect wisdom. Giving chance to every single creature to come alive, even for just couple of days. Mushroom will then die in their own silence.

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Setelah kemarau panjang selama hampir setengah tahun, curah hujan akhirnya masuk, menyirami tanah, gunung dan hutan. Ini adalah waktu jamur untuk merayakan hari-hari mereka. Mereka lahir dalam berbagai bentuk di pohon-pohon mati, di tumpukan daun kering yang membusuk atau tempat pembuangan sampah. Alam memiliki kebijaksanaan yang sempurna. Memberikan kesempatan kepada setiap makhluk untuk menjadi hidup, meskipun hanya untuk beberapa hari. Jamur kemudian akan mati dalam keheningan mereka sendiri.

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All-you-can-eat cake is all you need to convince us to eat at this Tokyo café


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FA 10

Sometimes, less is more. For example, earlier this year we heard the happy news that Denny’s in Japan was offering all-you-can-eatpancakes. But as enticing as that deal was, there’s an easy way to improve on an unlimited supply of pancakes, and that’s by losing that “pan” restrictor.

So when we heard a popular Japanese bakery has an all-you-can-eat cake deal, we were ecstatic, and then we were out the door to try it for ourselves.

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New Point Grey Road: The Cycle of Success


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This was too good to leave to Monday.  The Globe and Mail does the first piece on the success – yes, recognized success – of the Point Grey Road greenway*:

Controversial Vancouver bike lane seems to be effective

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There were protests in the streets, and allegations of class warfare and political favours. Even by Vancouver standards, the debate over the city’s latest bike lane grew especially heated.

But nearly one year after a stretch of Point Grey Road closed to vehicles, the city says the bike route that was later installed is often the busiest in Vancouver and the plan to shift traffic to major arterial roads has worked.

“It was a tremendous success in terms of achieving the goals that we had, which was making it safer and more comfortable and convenient for people walking and cycling,” said Jerry Dobrovolny, Vancouver’s director of transportation. …  Before construction, Mr…

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THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD


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Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown‘s thrillers was intriguing in The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and The Lost Symbol. Now he is almost unbearably suave, debonair, and fascinating in Inferno.

Infernois a page turner. The author has created a formula for best sellers. Each is, in its own way, entertaining and fast-paced. Inferno is no exception. In this adventure set in Italy, loosely following stuff drawn from Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Brown offers readers a sense of inclusion, as if we are all reading something that contains Truth and Meaning, but without requiring we perform any real mental exercise.

The formula works. Inferno — all 560 pages — whisks you along while feeding you tantalizing tidbits of apparently arcane knowledge. You feel you’ve been let into an exclusive club and taught the secret handshake.

As with all of Brown’s novels, Robert Langdon — my pick for The Most Interesting Man…

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Controlling Nokia Phones with Arduino


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While [Ilias Giechaskiel] was waiting for his SIM900 shield to arrive, he decided to see what he could do with an old Nokia 6310i and an Arduino. He was researching how to send automated SMS text messages for a home security project, and found it was possible to send AT commands via the headphone jack of Motorola phones. But unfortunately Nokia did not support this, as they use a protocol known as FBus. With little information to go on, [Ilias] was able to break down the complicated protocol and take control with his Arduino.

With the connections in place, [Ilias] was able to communicate with the Nokia phone using a program called Gnokii — a utility written specifically for controlling the phone with a computer. Using the Arduino as an intermediary, he was eventually able tap into the FBus and send SMS messages.

Be sure to check out his blog…

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