Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Green buggies in a row

Stuck together
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


No one pays much attention to shopping carts - or buggies, if you will - unless they've been stolen and left to rust on a nearby street corner.

But they do indeed make a fascinating scene when you come across a bunch of them in a sun-splashed parking lot. Especially if they've been painted a natty shade of green and are lined up just so.

Weird, I know. But who defines what "weird" is in the first place?

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Related:
Wheelies, June 2007
Interlocked, February 2006

When winter returns

Dog's eye view
London, ON
December 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Everyone leaves traces behind, and we’re mistaken if we believe they’re only temporary.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Still stuck in a parking lot

Where no one wants to go
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Here's another view of the tired old mall I explored over the weekend. The EXIF data tells an interesting, if somewhat trivial, story:
  • Blue brick photo: DSC_3652 - 5:05 p.m.
  • This brown brick photo: DSC_3663 - 5:09 p.m.
So 11 frames and 4 minutes separate the two. I can probably retrace the steps I took to move from the westward-facing blue wall in the first shot to the southward-positioned brown wall in the second. And in doing so tell you what I was thinking as I made the short trek and set up the second batch of shots from the crumbling concrete at the edge of the lot.

Why the hell am I sharing this? Because a photo isn't just a collection of pixels. It's the story that leads to the moment those pixels were recorded, the meta-story, if you will, that explains the context of the moment. I shoot not only because I like pretty pictures, but because the stories that surround them can matter as much as they do.

Sometimes - okay, often - I'll look back at what I shot and what I wrote, and I'll escape right back to the moments in time when I was shooting them. The people I was with. What we may have been chatting about. How I felt. Maybe about the lines of bricks and mortar. Or the unseen hands that laid them down all those years ago.

So, yeah, this is a stupid brick wall overlooking some busted shipping pallets in the corner of a ratty old building that probably should have been torn down years ago. I wouldn't want to be alone here at night, and even during the day it isn't a place I'd recommend visiting.

Yet here I am, drawing an indelible few moments in pixels. That's got to mean something to someone, even if that someone is just me.

I'm hoping, though, that you've got your own ridiculously weird places to explore, and your own unique stories to tell and retell, even if only to yourself.

It's how we navigate life. Or so I think I'm starting to figure out.

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#IfYouReadOneThingToday - I am (not) the egg man


I'm a sucker for longform journalism, feature stories that stick themselves into your mind and never let go. And sometimes, I'll share them as part of our #IfYouReadOneThingToday series.

I was lucky to visit Las Vegas a couple of times over the past couple of years. While the work schedule kept me and my team busy for much of the day, every once in a while we'd be able to sneak some time, usually late at night, for a quick walk or visit to the admittedly indescribable world outside.

On our last trip there, a year ago November though it feels like yesterday, we were able to grab a few hours exploring the part of Las Vegas that time seems to have forgotten. We left the strip and got a glimpse of this town the way it used to be.

This article made me wish I could be walking those streets again. Maybe soon. Enjoy the read.

By Burkhard Bilger
New Yorker
August 2005

Related:
Po takes on Vegas, November 2018

Fading retail against a blue sky

Look up, anyway
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


If you haven't photo-walked around the outside of a fading local mall lately, I highly recommend it.

The architecture may seem forgettable. No one ever wrote effusively worded magazine articles when this place was built, and time hasn't done it any favors. The dollar store shoppers illegally parked in the fire lane to save themselves four steps can hardly be bothered to take in the concrete-block design as they rush inside in search of plastic wreaths and off-brand toothpaste.

Yet there's something to be said for being out here among the madding crowds, trying to coax something, anything from a haphazardly designed and built structure that's never been asked to tell its story.

I wonder if I should be here at all. So do the dollar store shoppers, who have now returned to their selfishly parked pickups and are staring at the weird guy wandering around the lot with a camera in his hand.

If they weren't so busy texting and driving, they'd be welcome to join me - safely distanced, of course - to explore a place that doesn't seem to invite exploration.

Or maybe it does, but we've convinced ourselves we're too busy to notice.

Maybe there's virtue in otherwise humble slivers of the local landscspe, going about their lives quietly, asking nothing from those who unwittingly rely on them more than they'd ever admit.

Maybe we'd all do well to wander the parking lot every once in a while and wonder about the places that shape our day-to-day lives.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Losing the cone of shame - for now

What if I said, "Please"?
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


I can't thank everyone enough for your kind wishes re. our pup, Calli, this week.

In the overall scheme of things - especially this year - a dog's injured ear probably doesn't rank as a major deal. But when you weigh all of 15 pounds and lack discernible language skills and opposable thumbs, a bloody boo-boo is still a pretty lousy speed bump in an otherwise charmed life.

She's been in her cone of shame for the entire week, and we took it off for a bit today to eyeball the injury and give her a bit of a break. She hates it, and all the explaining in the world won't make those sad eyes any happier or quiet the near-constant whimpering.

So she gets extra treats, lots of cuddles, and near-constant attention. The ear seems to be slowly trending in the right direction, and the hope is another few days in her snazzy cone will hopefully be enough.

As cones go, it's a keeper, with green paw prints and a lovely textured finish that magically doesn't get stuck on the trees and roots she inevitably goes after on her walks. We take small victories wherever we can find them.

We know all too well that this little chapter in a little life may not merit headlines. But given how much she already has on her shoulders, we nevertheless need her back at full strength.

Something tells me she understands this with absolute clarity.

Feel better soon, little one.

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Bulrushes, part 3

Magic is everywhere
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Some folks see faces in clouds. Others see them elsewhere.

Can you see one here?

Where else have you seen faces in unusual places?

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Bulrushes, part 2

Start of the breakdown
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Nothing lasts forever, not even rushes growing wild in the shadows of a city too busy to notice.

So today's lesson, then, is a simple one.

Notice.

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Childhood bulrush memories

Welcome to the swamp
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Bulrushes dominated the landscape of the suburb where I grew up.

Back then, #Chomedey, just north of #Montreal, was a newly developed area of tract housing surrounded by forests, fields, and swamp areas. Over time, developers beat the land into submission and paved over the lovely spots. But when I was a kid, we had limitless places to explore.

Swamps being swamps, bulrushes like these were everywhere, and they made a delightful mess when we used them as makeshift swords. Yes, it was a very different era.

Fast forward to adulthood and we live in a city surrounded by wetlands and woodlots. Which means lots of bulrushes to shoot, and countless foggy memories to ponder as I compose the shot.

I guess that makes this somewhat more significant than a mere photo of a wildly growing plant. I guess photography is less about taking photos than it is a way to connect with yourself. I like how that works.

More to come...

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Related:
As the rush comes, October 2006


Friday, November 27, 2020

#InfoTechBrief Video - The EU gets serious

I'm stoked to share the latest #InfoTechBrief video from Info-Tech Research Group (link here, embed below), and hope you enjoy watching it as much as we've enjoyed creating it.

This week, we zoom in on some pending regulatory changes from the EU that will rock our world no matter where we may live.

I'll leave it to you to find the Easter egg.
 

Related: Info-Tech Research Group YouTube Channel

#IfYouReadOneThingToday - On Helping


#IfYouReadOneThingToday, make it this eye-opening piece from The Atlantic about a journalist moving heaven and earth to help the unemployed in her community.

By Ilana E. Strauss
The Atlantic
November 26, 2020

#MediaMatters #JournalismMatters #TikkunOlam

When giant planes disappear forever

Beached whale
Toronto, ON
November 2019
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Almost a year ago to the day, I stood face-to-face with an Airbus A380 through the glass of Canada's largest airport.

I had been on a bit of a travel jag at the time, and as I've so often done while flying, I wandered the terminal and drank in the experience.

I had been studying this monster plane for much of my adult life, but had never seen one close-up and in the metal until this day. While it was humbling to think that something this large could leave the planet and cross oceans, it was even more sobering to imagine the gumption ít took to conceive - and green-light - such a project in the first place.

Because some folks don't just dream big. They act it, too, even when the math doesn't quite add up. Because history isn't always written by the mathematicians.

As I pressed my lens into the glass in a futile attempt to get this entire behemoth in-frame, little did I know what lay ahead. That the majority of these planes would soon be grounded. That Airbus would cancel the beleaguered program. That the first still-young airframes would be cut up for scrap. That the terminal around me would empty out. That the world was about to change.

When the planes return here, the A380 likely won't be among them. Airports will look irrevocably different after this is all over, as airlines retire their four-engined passenger craft in favor of far more efficient twins.

The panes of glass - where dreamers like me would gather to marvel at the outsized machines parked just outside, seemingly within reach - will never be the same. The skies, too, will look radically different. Less wondrous, even, as the queens of the skies land for the last time.

Rational craft will take their place because the math says they must. But history, legacy, and wonder will be left wanting by their absence.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Where trees stand against the sky

Let's work together
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


This stand of trees is either a stark reminder of what once was, or a silent promise of what will be.

The choice is entirely up to you.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

This is a test...

Background: Canada has a national emergency alert system called Alert Ready. It's a 21st century version of the old Emergency Broadcast System that used to interrupt your favorite TV shows. Except no one watches broadcast TV anymore, so an internet/mobile-enabled solution was called for.

It's been in service in Canada for a couple of years, and by and large it does the job. Except for the fact that every time it's used - either in a real emergency, or in a test as each province and territory did this week - social media lights up with complaints about the timing, the volume, the annoyance factor.

So I shared this on social media to hopefully add a little perspective:

Aaaand let the whining begin...

With all due respect to the whiners - and let's be clear, I have none - pray you never need this. And be thankful it’s there for those who do.

The subtle art of finding colour

Ready for winter
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


The calendar tells us we’re way past peak autumn colour. So do our eyes.

And while the forests are no longer aflame with blazing spectra or eye-searing shades, if you stare into the woods long enough, you’ll see plenty of colour.

It may not be as bright. Or as obvious. Or overt. But it’s there. A bit more subtle. Gentle. Subdued, even.

Of course, at the end of November, no one cares anymore. They’ve gone hunting for their fall colours, found what they were looking for, and packed their cameras away for the next big event on the photographic calendar. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, the first big snow, a birthday, whatever, they’ll get the big shot or shots, then disappear.

Indeed, on this grey Saturday morning, I’m the only one here. And it strikes me as something of a lost opportunity, because the forest is still here. Maybe not as bright or obvious or headline-grabbing. But still worthy of attention in its own right.

So I stand on the sidewalk and peer into the near-but-not-quite-monochrome landscape. Because even the smaller, less obvious stories deserve to be told.

Why do I sense I’m talking about more than quiet forests on the verge of winter?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Escaping to an overgrown landscape

Waiting for the snow to fall
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


I’m spending more time with my camera these days, deliberately picking it up and going for photowalks. On one level, I’m simply taking pictures, but on another, I’m escaping.

Since we live near woods and trails, much of my recent work features nature and landscapes. I’ll probably venture elsewhere when I’m less afraid of crossing the path of people who don’t understand the basics of physical distancing. But for now, a quiet suburban trail with no one around is a reasonable spot to go and think and shoot. Today’s shot was taken in an industrial park, further proof that you can find inspiration anywhere.

I never have an agenda or plan. I scan around me and look for things that draw my interest. I think through how I’d like to capture the scene, the story I’d like to tell. I play with settings, light, composition.

I immerse myself in something, for a few fleeting moments, that isn’t a blaring headline, or a burning deadline, or yet another example of humanity’s potential for unkindness. Sometimes I even talk myself through the process. When everything is reduced to a simple view through glass, it’s a lot easier to find focus.

Eventually I run out of time. Or get cold. Or hungry. Or my phone beeps. And the real world calls me back. But there’s always another trail to walk. Another sliver of time on the schedule. Another memory card to fill. Another opportunity to unplug for a bit and do little more than find things that look pretty.

I hope today’s image is a pretty one. I hope tomorrow I’ll be able to head out to capture some more. Because I can’t imagine not having creativity to lean on when the weight of the universe seems upon us.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Ear all about it

Sad clown and her beloved donut
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


As evidenced by the sad look on her face and the rather festive-looking cone of shame surrounding her head, our little guppy had a rough weekend. Which, of course, means WE had a rough weekend, too. And Monday. And...

Why all the fuss? She suffered an accidental cut to her ear, which if you've ever hung around a Schnauzer before, is one of the least desirable places to have any kind of boo-boo.

Stitches loom in her very near future, followed by some more time in the cone of shame. Needless to say, she's not the happiest of campers, and we're hovering extra closely.

Today I worked from the living room floor to ensure she wasn't alone, and she starred in a number of work-related videoconferences. Not like I need a reason to appreciate the incredible folks I work with, but it's days like this that I especially appreciate their kindness for accepting the presence of a whining dog over my shoulder.

Indeed, beyond the unplanned Microsoft Teams change-of-venue, we are remarkably blessed that it wasn't worse. And that she'll fully recover after a few miserable days.

These days, we'll take small blessings wherever we can find them. And if it means extra hugs, just because, then that's just the way it'll have to be.

If you've got any suggestions for making her smile, I'm all ears. Thanks in advance.

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That winter look

Here, for now
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Mother Nature got out her snowy paintbrushes again. She's quite the artist, isn't she?

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Reflections by the edge of the forest

Seeking something
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram

Serious question: What is it about scenes like this that make us want to return to them?

If I could stand on this bridge every day and take this riverbank in, I would.

For as much as we could probably find something new with every visit, there’s comfort in knowing we can always return to places that whisper “home” to our soul.

More to come, then.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Standing guard in the fading light of the day

Where the river meets the sky
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


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A Lightning makes some vapor

I am speed
London, ON
September 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


If you're not happy with the weather, just make your own.

When making vapor, it helps to have more than 40,000 pounds of thrust at your disposal. Even better when it's surrounded by a stealthy, sensor-laden airframe.

In this case, whoever brings this toy, wins. And the weather is always ideal when the afterburner's been lit.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Henrietta shows her backside

Scene from a parking lot
London, ON
August 2019
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Photography isn't so much about the photo as it is the pursuit of that photo, the process it took to capture it, the hoops you had to jump through to get there.

And sometimes the usually ordinary, forgettable things you see every day suddenly look...different. Perhaps the light is unique. Or your mood has shifted. Whatever the cause, if you're into this photography thing you already know what that feels like.

It's a good feeling. Where everything kind of snaps into place in your head as you figure out how you're going to go about capturing this suddenly visible-to-you moment.

And so it was on this sunny Saturday summer afternoon where the lines and the light and the color all seemed to align, and the story shaped itself in my imagination.

Snapping the photo was the easiest part. All I had to do was answer the call in the first place.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Green lane of death

Proceed at your own risk
London, ON
October 2016
This photo originally shared on Instagram


#LdnONT rarely gets the #cycling thing right. It's a city traditionally led by politicians who don't ride bikes, so they can't - or won't - empathize with those who do.

So we end up with inadequate bike infrastructure, typified by the general attitude that paint is enough. For the record, it isn't.

The green paint you see here is especially problematic, because it gets ridiculously slippery when wet. Very safe when you're braking before a major intersection, surrounded by high-speed traffic. It's great fun.

And since large flashes of colorful paint are a cheap way to convince the masses that the city is getting something done, they're popping up everywhere. Lipstick, meet pig.

Still, it does look somewhat surreal when it's just been laid down and hasn't been streaked with rubber by drivers busy with their smartphones. This would be a pretty rad shade if it were on a rec room wall and not threatening to kill us on the commute home.

Aesthetics aside, I think it's time more folks at City Hall rode their bikes to work. Then we wouldn't have to argue ourselves hoarse that there are better ways to build cities that work for everyone and not just drivers.

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More warts. More wonder.

Jabberwocky
London, ON
September 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


I don't care what anyone else calls this tree: To us, it's the Wart Tree, and I think today is as great a day as any to take another look at it*.

We'll likely never understand the biological processes that led to its uncontrolled, chaotic growth - I'm all ears if anyone knows anything about this stuff - but I believe that's part of this tree's appeal. When every answer is a Google search or Siri query away, sometimes it's nice to revel in the mystery for a bit. Because we all need more wonder in our lives.

Hmm, looking for wonder; these three words keep bouncing around my head. And as we slowly build our list of safe family activities to do over the winter months, I'll keep them in mind as we look for things to do and places to go that make us smile, make us think, and make us somewhat whole again.

Suggestions always welcome. Maybe we'll all find another Wart Tree. Or something equally wondrous.

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* Related: Visiting the Wart Tree, October 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Office park

Change of scenery
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Many of us lucky enough to have work these days are largely working from home. Nerdy types shorten this to WFH.

Every once in a while, though, a properly physically distanced WFA - work from anywhere - session is called for. And when the weather beckoned, I knew just the place to park myself for a couple of hours.

This is what it looked like. Po the Teletubby insisted on tagging along.

Unlike my home office, this, ah, workspace lacked extra displays, external keyboards, and a comfy office chair. There was nowhere to plug in. My Wi-Fi was my phone's hotspot, which made me look like an 8-bit Nintendo character during the one and only video meeting I dared attempt. The ergonomics were awful, and if we're being blunt, the bench got pretty uncomfortable 15 minutes in.

Yet I couldn't wipe the stupid smile from my face. I sat there in the late afternoon sun, typing away, plugged into my fave tunes, feeling more alive than I had in a while.

I smiled as quizzical strangers stared my way from a safe distance. It was glorious and strangely life-affirming. And with winter fast approaching, I doubt I'll have many more opportunities like this one.

As we ponder the darkness of an historically challenging year, I think moments like this matter more now than they might have previously. Given the advanced mobile technology we can now toss into a backpack, this kind of workspace was definitely feasible pre-lockdown. But we didn't NEED it to the degree we do now. We probably didn't appreciate that need as much, either. Didn't feel like it was anything more than a frivolous way to spend an afternoon.

These days, though, everything's different. Small things ARE the big things. Not at all frivolous. They matter more now than we might think. Yours may look different than mine, but that's beside the point. Find them, anyway.

And don't be surprised if Po asks to come with you. She promises she'll wear a mask.

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Electric sky

Sunset angles
London, ON
November 2020
This photo originally shared on Instagram


Power to the people. Sort of.

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