I present this minimalist image without comment. Except for this comment.
I'm really reaching for stuff now. I have rehearsal in less than an hour so I don't really have time to search for reasonable pictures that are actually interesting, so I'll just add another to the riveting* new series, Abstractions on Industry.
With a title like that, how could you possibly ignore this post! Is this picture overblown. Probably. Do I care enough to fix it? Not even a little. Mostly because I have to do an essay.
Yet another shot from last weekend (it's already up in the gallery, shhhhh). There was this seemingly never ending series of bridges that I had to cross to get from the road to the beach. Here, for your enjoyment, is one of them. Feel pity for that lonely palm tree.
Another shot from yesterday on my Nexus 4. In addition to the new tripod, I got a couple of new filters the other day, so I was cleaning out and reorganizing my camera bag because there was really no reason for me to have a bunch of filters in there that don't even fit on my lenses. Now, I had this old digital camera in there which may actually be my very first camera. I kept it in the bag as a backup in the event that I ever ran out of battery on my D7000, but when I was inspecting the specifications on it, I realized that the camera on my Nexus 4 smartphone was actually better, at least as far as megapixels go (which we all know is in no way indicative of overall quality). I ultimately made the decision to leave the old thing out of my bag because honestly, there aren't really any situations that I'd come across in which I'd choose that over my phone if my primary camera died. Cool story, huh?
Now onto something more important. Wes Anderson has a new movie coming out! This is pretty cool news for me because I think he is an excellent filmmaker. His most recent work was Moonrise Kingdom, which I thought was a pretty fantastic movie, and if you haven't seen it, you totally should! His newest work, The Grand Budapest Hotel is due out on March 7th, 2014. Here's the trailer:
Dat cinematography. Dat cast. Dat surreal, absurd world that he creates in all of his films. He really is one of my favorite artists.
I read a news story earlier today about a string of recent robberies that happened on campus, in high traffic areas, in broad daylight. As a result, I decided I didn't want to carry my fancy camera around. Of course, today I went on a class visit to an art gallery in SF, and I quite like taking pictures of stuff in SF, so I just used the camera on my Nexus 4 smartphone instead. It really isn't bad quality, it's just not really good quality.