Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Cycle Continues

By now virtually everyone with an Internet connection knows what happened in Ottawa today. While I have my own view of what the fallout from today's tragedy will bring, tonight I'll only say how deeply saddened I am that we live in a world in which violence is still used as a means of addressing grievances, real or imagined. Here's to innocent victims all over the world; may we one day reach a state of true civilization, a day when killing sapient beings for any reason becomes unthinkable. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Shot on my Canon 70D using the blue filter thingy. I think it looks kind of cool. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Silverlight Enterprise

I like the silvery sheen the lighting imbued to this tiny Enterprise toy. The model doesn't look nearly this metallic in the real world. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Long Road Home

Just some more experimentation with time-lapse on the iPhone and Magix video editing software. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The First Place I Lived

Grandma's funeral service and internment happened today in Cranberry Portage. It was a lovely ceremony held in the school gymnasium where Hope (and Val) worked as cafeteria servers and custodians for a quarter-century, touching who knows how many young lives with kindness. To my eyes it looked like about fifty members of the community turned up in addition to the family members who made the trip - and fifty people is a considerable proportion of Cranberry Portage's population. 

It was a hard day, but a warm and well-executed event, which made the process easier to bear. 

After we returned to Flin Flon, Mom and Dad took Sean and I on a short drive to see the house where I spent my first couple of years. Unfortunately it sparks no memories for me, though Flin Flon itself remains a strange marvel of the north, with its rolling hills carved into giant rock formations, as well as the iconic smokestack that continues to belch.