Sunday, April 29, 2007

You Never Know Who You Might See.

So I'm scanning mward's photos and seeing who I might know at Fenway Park during the recent Yankees/Sox matchup...
Peter Gammons....ok...
Hideki Matsui and Joe
Derek Jeter....

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My Landlord Went to See The Boston Red Sox and All I Got Was My Camera Back.

Well, and some very jkirlin photos. Guest photographer: mward.
mrancourt, rpelkey, mward, rpelkey (the pizza king). Guest photographer: ?????
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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Smith Corona Portable Typewriter

Sort of a keyboard connected directly to the printer without RAM and CPU or monitor. I know. Scary.

Posted for See It Sunday: Portable. Backstory here (Must EVERYTHING HAVE A BACKSTORY?)
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The Hemp Converse All Stars

George Washinton grew hemp. I know this because back when I delivered pizzas there was one house of stoners who always paid with a fist full of Ones with a speech bubble stamped onto the bill by George Washington's mouth that said 'I grew hemp.'

That's how you had to learn things before Wikipedia, Dudes.

Posted for Macroday: Rubber and lying in wait for Macroday: Hemp.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The World is my Photo Op

Reposted for Shutterday: Arrivals and Departures.

Backstory here.
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People at Work®: The Bricklayers

I found Joe, Jimmy, and John working on a chimney down the street and I've decided the People at Work® series is much more fun when there is mugging for the camera. You can see more of People at Work®: The Bricklayers here.

And other People at Work® here.

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Born to Spawn

No, no.,.stop averting your gaze. My macro is great but not THAT great.

These are baby salmon or 'alevins'. They are being raised at school to augment our school breakfast program which is surprisingly low on Lox.
Photos taken because, ummm, they look weird and I wanted to see if I could take a macro through water. Or more likely, as Carlo Ferroni enjoys pointing out 'Because I have a camera.'

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Rock Blogster - Emily Burnham

The Bangor Daily News, in its attempt to stay relevant and hip in this Our Digital Age®, has hired some bloggers to create some online content. One of these brilliant, tasteful, diplomatic, talented young bloggers is local girl gone good: Emily Burnham.
She stumbled across your lowly and humble photographic servant while I was throwing up hundreds of Canoe Race photos on my flickr (locally known as 'flicka') account and wrote me a nice note and asked if she could mention that account and The Thing of the Moment in her Bangor Daily News blog.
Long Time Gentle Viewers will remember the panic and parnoid ravings the last time some local attention was brought to this blog and I nearly pulled it down. After some of you talked me back off the ledge, I went back to assuming no one here would ever see it. My increased postings and ravings about some of Bangor's biggest and best events (Hear that, Canoe Race and National Folk Festival?) and Bangor's biggest and darkest shames (Hear that, James Tobin?) have brought via Google some local traffic, anyway. To think that I can do it and not be seen is the same line of thinking that has people pick their noses in their car.
So, if you get a chance, go look at her delightful little blog. My favorite feature (after my post) is the 5 Things to Do This Weekend in Bangor. I particularly used to like it when she had only listed 3 under that heading until I realized you have to click the little 'read more' link for the rest.
So check out Rock Blogster.

What what?

Posted for PhotoSharks: Obsession
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Blue Tacoma

Why Blue Tacoma?

Because it's easier than yelling "Hey! I can post these photos to flickr for you and you can take a look when you get back home if you have a pen you can write in your hand THE......THING.......OF........."

So I just made the International Sign of the dorky photographer/steering wheel and pointed to both parking lots and could hear 'BLUE TACOMA' to which I dropped off 3 very pretentious genuine The Thing of the Moment cards.

The Kenduskeag has SUCH a short whitewater season.

More photos of the Blue Tacoma Boys can be seen here.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

2007 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

If you and you canoe/you alone/your canoe alone, and some/all/none of your canoeing party made it to/through Six Mile Falls then there is a very good chance you are in this extensive gallery. It may only be of interest to people in the Canoe Race but in it you will find all aspects of human nature: the survivors, the heros, the victims, the prey. You'll also see some sweet spills.

If Blogger and Picasa EVER work together again, I may also post some on here: Your Unofficial Guide to All Things That I Think Are Cool: The Thing of the Moment.

(Taking photos of canoes capsizing in 38 degree water? Cool. Doing it? Cool for you, maybe.)

Flickr Gallery: 2007 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kayaker Tom

I know, I know. Four is not nearly enough, I agree. More than you (or even Tom) could ever want can be seen here.
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The Porthole Fountain