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Last Saturday was the annual zombie walk. Hundreds of people showed up, dressed as zombies and zombie-hunters, to walk/lurch around town. We had a great time, posing for tourists and terrorizing the locals. I didn't take many photos because the stage blood is very sticky and it was getting on my camera. Thankfully it washes/wipes off easily. The photos are more processed than I usually do because I wanted to add to the sense of unreality.
Here's my crew, excluding me behind the camera. Thanks to everyone for recommending photo stitching programs (I used Hugin). There's still a few artefacts, but it's the best I could do in short time.
Zombies aren't scary, you say? My friend disagrees with you.
I have lots more photos from this summer that I haven't had time to post. I'll get around to it one day.
Out on a walk, I passed one of the city's oldest dairies, which is still operational despite being in the middle of the city. Presumably the cows live elsewhere.
Some from the surrounding neighbourhood:
One of the dairy outbuildings:
View of the garden centre. I'm obsessed with old photos. Can you tell?
There were 3 flickers outside earlier today. They were chasing each other around the telephone pole, always equidistant and never all on the same side. Not the best pictures unfortunately because they just wouldn't sit still.
I spent another enjoyable day celebrating all things steampunk at a historical house/museum. There were lessons on etiquette, live music, and the good company of like-minded friends.
Croquet on the front lawn:
Victorian Boxing (Apparently, kicking your opponent in the kneecaps is acceptable and standard procedure):
Lucy Conquered Man:
Photos "aged" in GIMP (old photo script-fu).
Some random pictures from last month that I haven't had time to post.
Don't mind me. I'll just be on my way now.
Last time I stopped by, I promised cupcakes and after a marathon baking session, there's enough for everyone. These are strawberry vanilla. Through the magic of the internet, they are vegan, fat-free and have zero calories. Feel free to take seconds.
I know this technically belongs in the lounge or the baking group, but I wanted to share with my friends here.
A friend and I went to Lilith Fair, Sarah McLachlan's music festival, on Canada Day. The music was great, the rain held off, and everyone was singing and dancing. My photos aren't great because we were stuck miles away behind the fence, but here's the best my little camera could capture:
Sarah McLachlan (ok, it was too dark to take pictures by now. Let's just call it "artistic"):
The finale, with all the singers. Erykah Badu is the one with her hands raised, improvising lyrics because this wasn't supposed to be her part of the song:
My friend with today's version of the raised lighter:
Playing with the new p&s on the train.
As I said in the other post, I'll be away for a couple of days. As consolation, I'll come back with lots of photos for you and hang around for chats, tea, and cupcakes.
Picked up a new p&s, Sony Cybershot W180 (cheapest camera in the store), for the summer. These are just some photos to test it out.
Businesses along Pender:
I'm off out to enjoy the long weekend. I promise to be back for a longer visit in a couple of days.
Plastic- It's what's for dinner:
A few weeks back, I attended a steam-punk-themed masquerade ball, a fundraiser for cancer research. What is steam-punk you ask? Imagine a world where the internal combustion engine doesn't exist, or is a minor technology. Imagine steam-powered contraptions, clockwork robots, and space ships with solar sails. A world of intrepid explorers, adventurers, and inventors. The sky is the limit.
I didn't take many pictures and most of them didn't turn out because 1) I was too busy having fun and 2) my goggles had massive distortion that, with only my manual focus lens on hand, left me focusing more by feel than sight.
Here's a sample of the wonderful costumes:
Everyone went all out with their attention to detail:
Good music abounded thanks to a dj and the band, Corset:
I tried to take a picture of myself, but it didn't turn out. Did I mention the visual distortion? Oh well. Here's the mask/goggles and my mini top hat:
I'm in a black and white mood lately. It's still a fairly new technique for me. Do these work for you? Let me know what you think.
Rattle snake plant:
No idea what these are, but love how the centres look like spiders:
Fractals are awesome:
Tropical bird (Guinea Fowl???):
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