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Friday, June 27, 2003

My friend K. just had a brand new baby boy on Tuesday morning. I haven't had a chance to see him yet, hopefully tomorrow some

time. She's still in the hospital.

In other news, I sold one of my camera lenses yesterday and while I was down town I decided to get my hair cut. I shot some pictures of

it again too.

It was kind of a strange day full of strange events, but I guess nearly everyday is like that in Vanouver. It can be a rather strange city

sometimes. I was walkign down Robson Street and from behind me I could hear a lot of yelling going on. I looked and there were two

guys shouting at each other and it looked like they were about to get into a fight. Well, they did, only it wasn't much of a fight. One guy

was much larger than the other guy and the smaller guy got tackled. The big guy sat on him while he called the police on his cellphone.

From what I gathered (from all the yelling), the little guy hit the big guy and started the whole thing, but I don't know why.

I met up with my journalist friend J. that afternoon too for coffee. He gave me a CF Card Readed for my computer. The funny thing is,

that Card Reader set off all the door alars where ever I went yesterday. People kept staring at me like I'd stolen something. It felt weird.I

even stared to feel guilty as if I was some kind of criminal or something.

I'm continuing to enjoy the infrared lens. I brought that with me yesterday too and shot some street scenes with it. I'll post some of those


I have to go to physiotherapy tomorrow (Friday) morning, so I'd better go to bed soon.


I don't even know who this lady is.

I wonder who this lady is?

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Here's some more infrared images. Click on the links to see the larger ones:

This is from Burnaby Mountain near my apartment. It is the view of the north mountains just after sunset.

Burnaby north.

This is the view south. It's difficult to see it here, but you can actually see all the way to Vancouver Island from up here. On a clear morning it looks incredible.

Here's the view facing west towards Vancouver city. This is a normal color image, not infrared:

And a wide angle of the garden bed with a flag in it:

Today I took the camera out to the front of the apartment building and shot some photos of myself with the camera on a tripod. I used infrared again; this time one in real color infrared and the other in black and white infrared. Here are those two images:

Me in infrared black and white.

Another of me in black and white infrared.

Me in infrared color.

Infrared sure does some strange things. It makes my skin have kind of a glow to it and I look very white like stone. It makes my dark sunglasses transparent. I'm eager to shoot photos of other people to see what it does to them as well. I'll keep you posted.

Ok, I gotta go do my exercises now.

See ya later!

Monday, June 23, 2003

Ok, it looks like the image host is working again. All the photos should work now.
Sorry, but it looks like the image host where my photos are stored is off line right now. If you can't open my pictures, please try again later.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Wow, where have I been? I've had three photo assignments in the past 48 hours. It's been fun but rather crazy though. In the past 24 hours I've shot photos of everything from pregant women to fruits and vegetables to a jazz and blues band. I've been shooting a lot with my digital camera lately, but during the blues band shoot the rechargeable battery kicked the bucket. Fortuantely I brought my film camera with me and I finished the shoot with that.

I bought a new toy yesterday too; an infrared lens filter. I've been searching for this particular filter for about 2 years now. I finally found one yesterday and I've already take a bunch of photos with it. It's very very cool! Scientifically speaking, the filter alows us to see light in the infrared spectrum (600 Nanometers and up) which the human eye canot see. The filter is completely opaque and no visible light will pass through it; only infrared radiation. The resulting photos are surreal and amazing to look at. Trees, plants and grass are nearly pure white, the sky is black and the clouds are very intenst and defined. Atomaspheric haze is eliminated completely resulting in virtually unlimited depth of field. I love it!!!

I've uploaded a few photos I've taken already with it. They are larger image file sizes than what I usually post here, so you can click on the following links to view them. That will prevent the page from loading rather slowly for those of you with dial-up connections. Here's the links:

English Bay 1

English Bay 2

English Bay 3

English Bay 4

There's even a color infrared image of me here:
Me in Infrared