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11:45

November 10th, 2019 Comments off

It’s snowing!

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On The Wall II

November 10th, 2019 Comments off

It is yet another discarded instrument. Please see: Not On The Wall I.

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On The Wall I

November 9th, 2019 Comments off

It is yet another discarded instrument. On The Wall II, Not On The Wall I and Not On The Wall II.

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Left Behind

November 9th, 2019 Comments off

The solitary was most likely dropped a dash hurrying in some direction – but, what about the pairs?

It always makes me wonder. What happened the instant before someone decided “- I’m not wearing these shoes no more this day/night!”. Did a spare pair exist somewhere or did nature have its causal way?

They do not seem to have been “kicked-off”; on the contrary, they’re were (must have been) orderly removed and quite purposefully placed. What about the remaining journey?

Was it bear-feet or in socks: on bike, by car, being carried or dragged, on stretcher, the coroner, on electric scooter or maybe simply Au natural?

What happened after they were left behind? I always wonder…

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November 9th, 2019 Comments off

A good day, I didn’t even need to use my AK…

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Human Made

November 6th, 2019 Comments off

A postcard bought in the gift shop of Gaudis’ house (no, not La Sagrada Familia) in Barcelona and it is written in French… ARTICLES DE DISTRACTION PHONOGRAPHES.

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Da Fade!

November 5th, 2019 Comments off

Dedicated to those who know…

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November 4th, 2019 Comments off

1st picture was taken without flash with my camera phone’s forward pointing camera. The location? In my very own kitchen the 2nd of November 2019 at 16:36, without a flash mind you.

It is an actual photo. This is what what was captured in natural light by my camera phone. It has not been doctored, enhanced, dehanced or manipulated in any way. It is by all accounts an “actual” photo.

– Does your kitchen completely lack window openings and/or do you live in the underworld?
– The simple answer to both questions is no, my kitchen does not lack window openings and I do not live in the underworld*.

2nd picture is an inverted version of the exact same picture. Honestly, it is the inverted picture. I thought, but I did not suspect it to be completely white… considering the weight of the original file (no 1 above) and some other considerations, like 24-bit color depth, I am still astounded.

Why is that?

– Well, it’s kind of technical, but there is a lot of information hidden in the seemingly black vs. white picture. That is color information and it has to do with the “visible” spectrum, the rainbow if you will… the three first pictures are identical* data wise, but they are presented differently.

The fourth one is completely different, it is a composite and it contains additional information (text and graphics/symbols) not present in any of the others and it is therefore not identical to the other three.

3th picture is an color corrected version courtesy AdobeTM.

If you look very closely you can discern, a door opening and a wall mounted clock. Incidentally, they’re both in my possession.

The color information is clearly visible (the pixels in different colors, but it is the very same digital picture as 1 and 2), it is the exact same “information” as depicted in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. They’re just represented in different ways. Nothing is added or subtracted – they contain identical data, but they are represented slightly differently.

4th picture is identical (digitally), but color corrected as was picture 3. Comparing it to the 1, 2 and 3, you can see both the clock and the door opening, however, you’ll probably have to concentrate (quite) a bit. There’s additional information; texts/symbols that probably will affect your possibilities to actually see what’s semi-hidden in the picture. They will help you to focus on the subject/object.

The lack of light, natural or otherwise makes things more complicated, not impossible, just harder. As stated previously: “No Flash”.

* The 1st picture was taken in natural and available light or the lack of thereof.

I am reminiscent of distant stars and galaxies. It is a photo in my own kitchen, a pixelated picture, and yet it looks somewhat like a map to the stars?

Modern astronomy also suffer from a lack of light and resolution and to me it looks very similar to any picture of the sky and its distant stars and galaxies, it just happens to be my kitchen…

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Not Grondal

November 2nd, 2019 Comments off

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D’où Je Viens XII

October 24th, 2019 Comments off

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