Wallpaper: Toy Truck in Film

Did you know that when you are tak­ing a pho­to up close with a c300 (or any oth­er TLR I would imag­ine) you have to cor­rect for par­al­lax? Oh? You did? Well, yeah, yeah, yeah. You’re all so smart. So now I know. But when I shot this roll of film from the oth­er day I did­n’t have this knowl­edge. I thought I was mak­ing the appro­pri­ate com­pen­sa­tions (and I was, only it was just for expo­sure not for fram­ing) — and I shot a few frames with­out correcting.

But some­times that’s OK. And they did­n’t turn out all that bad — just kin­da, I dun­no, sur­re­al? Like dreams that we half remem­ber. Yeah, we’ll go with that. In fact, here is how I will present this pho­to in the future:

“An explo­ration of mem­o­ry, per­tain­ing to an adult’s sub­con­scious ren­der­ings
of the van­tage points inher­ent in the vision of a child”

Truck, Film.

Behold, your week­ly wall­pa­per offer­ing! Click to down­load the set of files.

High Falls, Wallpaper

It’s time for this week’s Wall­pa­per post!

Last Sun­day, we went for a walk to High Falls in Dupont State For­est and great­ly enjoyed the warm weath­er and mas­sive vol­ume of water from the pre­vi­ous rains. An awe­some day, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing the week of weath­er we’ve had since here in WNC.

Here is one of the pho­tos that was post­ed ear­li­er but cropped dif­fer­ent­ly to (a) show more of the water­fall how it appeared that day and (b) fit com­put­er wall­pa­per sizes more accurately.

High Falls, January 2013

I hope you enjoy! Down­load here

Ava’s Mailbox, Wallpaper

It’s a new year, we made it to 2013, anoth­er arbi­trar­i­ly marked trip around the sun (with a few course cor­rec­tions along the way)! OK, I’m not real­ly that cyn­i­cal and I’m cer­tain­ly glad to be here. And with that in mind, and keep­ing in mind that I haven’t always kept up my promis­es for reg­u­lar updates, I’m going to try and add a new fea­ture here with this blog.

Week­ly wall­pa­per sets. But not just any wall­pa­per sets, oh no. These will be cre­at­ed from a pho­to tak­en in the last week. So it’ll be hot and fresh and as heart warm­ing as baked bread. Unless you are gluten free, then it will be as heart warm­ing as fresh GF banana muffins.

With the intro­duc­tion out the way, here is one from a vis­it to Mis­sis­sip­pi last week­end (pho­to from Sat­ur­day, so still in the last week but bare­ly). It is (one of) the mail­box­es from an old fam­i­ly home in Mis­sis­sip­pi. It is actu­al­ly my in-law’s fam­i­ly house, and I am grate­ful for their shar­ing some time explor­ing the property.

Ava Mailbox

Click here for the Wall­pa­per as a .zip file. It includes files in a vari­ety of aspect ratios and a small Readme.