19 July 2009

Cement



FINALLY made it to Columbia-Portland Cement. It was beautiful and awe-inspiring. Pictures tomorrow (so long as nothing unforeseen happens), but a couple of thoughts now:

- What am I doing wrong? The awesome overcast skies became vague overpowering white (see: above photo). Maybe I need to play with my light metering?

- I hope every tick dies.

- Gasoline is expensive.

- The Sheriff's Dept. uses it for training. There are giant signs at the entrances saying not to trespass, and that there is live fire, and that you'd better hope it kills you, because otherwise you're getting prosecuted. There were quite a few cars over by some outbuildings, and we started to get a little nervous. We heard an approaching car; inside was a policeman who smiled and waved, and then drove off.

- The bridge was so scary.

- Did you know that you can make a ghetto camera flash diffuser by taping part of a white grocery bag to the flash? True fact!

Bonus picture of me being badass/inches from death:



And because Kathleen was so kind as to take that picture, here's one of her being pretty badass herself:



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I figure this is the best place to tell you about a couple of really awesome things I found today

Pictaculous
creates a color theme around a picture you upload. I can think of about a million uses for this. It's pretty snazz.

Foundation Cartier por l'art contemporain has a really nifty look at graffiti. I love graffiti, and this is really cool, and you should check it out. I haven't had much time to play with this, because I just found it when I got home, and have been up to my neck in photos, but I really look forward to it.

Alright, guys, I'll see you tomorrow.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot something really cool!

The building we went inside was FULL of cement dust. Over the years, the moisture leaking through the building had caused it to form stalactites and stalagmites. It was awesome. Cement is, what, limestone or something? Or it at least has some in it to account for these? Oh well. It was the best.


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