Sunday, May 29, 2005

Flower pictures.

About three cm from the butter cups.

I think I'm going to try and shoot some insects next. Posted by Hello
This is the center of a butter cup I shot last week from about 0.5 cm. Posted by Hello
Sunshine this afternoon on the garage door watching us do bike maintentance. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Met Erik Buell today at DTH

I met Erik Buell last in front of the Buell plant in East Troy Wisconson (South of Milwaukee in August 2003.

Here is a picture of me with Erik if you don't know him already.
Erik Buell, 2003

I met him again today at downtown Harley. He was in LA yesterday and thought it was really cold up here. I guess it is relative to LA.

The day went great! We started off by getting on the express lanes south just as the white DOT pickup was closing the on ramp. We had the freeway, all five lanes of it, all to ourselves. It was sooo cool!

Erik was at Downtown Harley as promised and left the following message for all of you that missed it. (I spent the last four hours mixing it.)

Erik Buell Movie (~8Mb)

Saturday, May 21, 2005

This isn't Rocket Science ...

I was hacking some designs and software yesterday at work and it occurred to me that this isn't Rocket Science, it's Accounting!

Accounting is wayyy more complex, intricate and dangerous than Rocket Science.
This is Sunshine again. He looks a bit predatory :) The background in this shot is taken from the center of the green reflection in the eyes, blown way up and then thinned about 70%. It's a pretty neat effect. Posted by Hello

Friday, May 20, 2005

This is a center image composed of 6 images which cropped down to about 18 million pixels. It's final size is bigger because I didn't crop the edges as much to make a square final image. We need to fix this fence this weekend. Should be a fun project. Posted by Hello
And this is the whole wide angle pan, the original is 8 images which cropped down to about 17.3 million pixels. Posted by Hello
Wide angle of the whole fence line. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Today about noon (Wed 5-18) some older guy in a pickup truck going south on 8th fell asleep at the wheel and plowed over our fence and the wood shed that was behind it. Kerpow! He's ok but, we have a mess and a broken fence. Posted by Hello
This is a close up of the hole in the fence. It was dark out so this image is pushed a bit. Posted by Hello
The center of a daisy this afternoon. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 15, 2005

A pan of the inside of the new Ballard Library. Expansive, open, with a few study rooms, interesting electronic 'artwork' a bunch of books, and best of all lots of people. Posted by Hello
This is a composit of a little girl looking through the periscope that shows the grass growing on the roof of the Ballard Library. The picture on top is the image that she is seeing. It will take a few years to grow in so I'll post a comparison shot from time to time. Posted by Hello

The Ballard Bowl and the new Ballard Library

Well the developers won and the Ballard skate park (Ballard Bowl) has been nuked, dug up, and turned into a mud pit.

At the same time, right next door, the brand new Ballard Library opened. Complete with wooden beams, to remind us of the forest that used to cover this city, and grass growing on the roof, that has no real purpose at all except for maybe an interesting, way to cover a roof.

The good news is that the developers promised to build a new better and bigger skate bowl when they tear down the old Safeway. I'm hopeful but, I'm not going to hold my breath. I will be the first to eat crow and post the bowl construction pictures when the actually get around to building it.

Here are some pictures of the Ballard Bowl, R.I.P. and the new library.
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Right next door to the freshly demoed Ballard skate park is a brand new sparkling library, which just opened Saturday May 14th ... Posted by Hello

This is a picture that from Gridline that shows the Ballard skate park before it was demoed. Posted by Hello

The new Ballard bowl. Can't skate here no more. It's a very sad month for north Seattle citizens. I hope the city upholds it’s promise to replace the bowl with a bigger one in the new city park.  Posted by Hello

To see what the bowl used to be and look like go to it's sponsor, GRINDLINE!