Friday, December 31, 2010

Popspiracy Theory

Just heard this awesome song:

and can't help but think it sounds a lot like this little gem, from The Oneders.

A Tilt-Shift Lens Makes The World A More Beautiful Place

I got a new camera for Christmas and one of its awesome features is a "miniature" program setting which simulates a tilt-shift lens. The effect explained by Wiki:

"Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital post-processing. Many faked-miniature photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature."

So, the most successful shots were vast landscapes or taken from some height, but really everything turned out adorable.

A look at the effect and how it affects your sweet brain:

From musty ladie's bathroom... adorable gnome's cottage I want to make my home!

p.s. All shots taken at breathtaking Multnomah Falls in Oregon, except
-my parents' living room
-submarine outside the OMSI taken on a rare cloudy day on the Willamette River in downtown Portland
-gnome cottage restroom near the Rose Test Gardens in Portland (How cool is that name?)

The Exquisite Moss Tour: Not just a terrible band name waiting to happen

Some classics from my holiday in Portland, Oregon, home to what I have found to be the most fantastic mosses I have ever seen. They grow under post office boxes, park benches, unused steps, and basically everywhere that feet don't go. In this way they literally create their own world and every time I come here I leave with a camera full of moss memories.