About 18 hours until I leave for the airport, so just a quick update.
Saturday was interesting. Saw Metropolis with a live orchestra, checked out some of the Seattle Center’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, and I touched a fragment of the moon taken during the Apollo 17 mission.
Lazy Dropbox Gallery. This will likely update during the day as I take breaks in last minute packing.
Now, if you’re happen to be wondering about the image name “Highly Reflective Surface’s Linear Boundary,” that is a not entirely oblique reference to “Mirror’s Edge“. Though tragically short, it is a favorite of mine. If that trailer seemed vaguely familiar, it’s quite possible you were actually introduced to Mirror’s Edge via last summer’s Spider-Man teaser. Hilarious.
Here’s a fun Jeopardy style brain teaser:
A late 2000s first-person video game put the player into the shoes of a female protagonist in a stark and semi-stylized world with an emphasis on environmental puzzles instead of combat. The literary themes include safety, surveillance, corruption, resistance, and tenacity. After completing the game, a song entitled “Still Alive” plays.
I hope this isn’t heart breaking, but I’m not going to be taking the extreme care I have with previous shoots, there are nearly 600 pictures to go through, and I do kind of want to do things today other than sort pictures.
If I find the time later, I’ll correct for photon artifacts (random bright red/green/blue/white pixels) and make it so some aren’t crooked. For the moment, I just want to get them up. Many will be good as is, some will be just okay but work for framing the scene or give an idea of the local while being boring or flat.
There aren’t many pictures from yesterday I care about, not that there were that many pictures at all. Still I said I would post them, so I am.
Also it turns out as long as you stay away from the “core” of Kyoto around the bullet train station, it’s actually a fairly old looking city, no where near as dense as even the most sparse parts of Tokyo I visited. The further you go the closer it gets to what I had imagined. I am happy to report that prices are lower here, things are about 10-20% cheaper, and I’m within walking distance of a proper supermarket, so that will be nice.
It also looks like the last of the cherry blossoms fell while I was in Tokyo. Damn.