Four Bikes, One Car, Four Parks

Today was the first official ride day of the season. We loaded up four bikes and four people in one car and rode four parks. And it was glorious.

Chance rolls over the doorway the Marcus sits under.
Chance rolls over the doorway the Marcus sits under.
Bike there, bike there, bike there, Oh, and one there.
Bike there, bike there, bike there, Oh, and one there.

It’s always an impressive feat fitting four bikes in the trunk. Though with the improvements through the day I swear you could fit five in there by the end.

Marcus doing a barspin off of a super thin side of one of the doorways.
Marcus doing a barspin off of a super thin side of one of the doorways.
Dan enjoying some sun and long grass.
Dan enjoying some sun and long grass.

I was doing stunts too, at like a 95% of the time stunting to 5% camera(ing). Spring has now officially started in my book!

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Things with Wings

I’m fond of birds in general. Im jealous that they can fly, they look weird, and they come about as diverse as the imagination. Seeing so many things that vary all along the same general structure is always interesting and inspiring. There’s a idiom in design that I feel sums up birds in a nutshell. “Nothing is ever THE solution, it’s only A solution.”

From what I was told, this fellow (or fellet, not sure on gender) is in-fact full grown. While they feed on small animals and insects at night, they only sleep a few hours a day to prevent themselves from becoming a meal.
From what I was told, this fellow (or fellet, not sure on gender) is in-fact full grown. While they feed on small animals and insects at night, they only sleep a few hours a day to prevent themselves from becoming a meal.

IMG_6610_FinishIt would be neat if people came in as many different colors as birds. I would love to have some iridescent blue and yellow friends.

fohawks are popular among birds too.
Fohawks are popular among birds too.

A Greater Ape

Just a couple more from the zoo! Todays animal is the gorilla. These fellows were very neat. After sitting and watching them for awhile it’s enough to give mixed feelings on anything that intelligent being in an enclosure. They knew what clearly knew what cameras were and would either put a hand or foot in front of their face when a camera was pointed at them if they didn’t want to be in a picture, or they would pose and look right at you if they did.

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The orangoutangs were much the same, but unfortunately where they were hiding from the rain was too dark to get anything really usable.

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Penguins are Weird

From taking this photo I learned that penguins look really strange when you look super close. Really interesting though. I wasn’t expecting to see the wrinkles on the top of the beak from the little salt extractor thing.

Yup, pretty odd looking. Maybe not quite as snuggle friendly now.
Yup, pretty odd looking. Maybe not quite as snuggle friendly now.

I took another trip to the zoo for my roommates birthday a few days ago. In the name of being fairly lazy, I’ve decided to break the photo-post load up and just upload one or two a day. So here’s todays.

Weekly Find 13/03/15

This is going to be a fairly quick post as it’s late and I’ve still got plenty to do! This weeks video is one that I found a back in college a few years ago, but I still watch quite regularly whenever I feel like my own illustrations start to feel dry. It’s very cute and more than a little sad and twisted. Enjoy!

 

I finished setting up and testing my negative scanner just a few minutes ago. It still needs a couple tweaks, but It’ll be ready with just a little more fiddle time!

-3˚c Hydrogen Oxide

It was snowing hard up at the Pillows this week. After hiking the drops for a few hours, I pulled out my camera for as long as I dared in the downpour. I didn’t take too many shots because I was more concerned with keeping things drying and not loosing them to a layer of fresh snow.

One of the bits of the bushes we always walk by without looking at.
One of the bits of the bushes we always walk by without looking at.

While most of the trees are still green (all pine and fir trees), this was one of the last leaves clinging to its summer post.

Looking back on our spot.
Looking back on our spot.

While I was taking pictures a few other folks were continuing to climb the pillows for a final time before it was time to head back to the car.

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This spot is a good half kilometer deep of hiking through the snow and I can’t wait to make that hike again!

Brushing Off the Dust

While there is still plenty of winter to play in, it never hurts to started getting ready for the next season. With this in mind I’ve started cleaning my film cameras, and not just so I can take hip photos. I want to be able to set up my 30D with the intervelometer to do time-lapse whilst I wander around and take photos. Then after developing the film its straight into the negative scanner because I still love digital.

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Weekly Find 13/3/1

I did weekly finds for a little while in the past. So here’s the revitalization of that! Every Friday I’ll post the best thing (Usually video) that I have found all week.

To start it off, here’s a fantastically animated music video animated by the same folks who did Super Jail! I found this while link chasing on youtube.

Band: The M Machine

Song: Tiny Anthem