Parking lot fish

Photos missing because of no longer existing flickr account.

I’ve been under the weather lately, which has been good from a programming point of view. I did get out for a light walk on Sunday to Powder, and was surprised to find a large, mobile fish tank in the middle of the parking lot. I didn’t have my camera but did have my trusty cellphone. Whipping it out, I took several photos, such as the one following, and emailed them to my flickr account.

Odd thing is, the photos have been appearing, in between other photos, the last two days. Not only that, but one that I took a week ago appeared yesterday. Not necessarily expected behavior, but does have a rather poetic feel to the whole thing. I imagine my photos drifting around the aether for hours, days, until the right conditions form and it manages to make its way to my flickr pages.

Hiya picture, how you been? Seen any good sites on the way?

(Photographic evidence of kite eating trees…)

I had talked with a friend once about whether Walker Evans would like the new generation of photography equipment. He though Evans would like digital photography, but I think he’d like cellphone photos, too. After all, in his later years, he focused almost exclusively on Polaroid photographs–a medium not normally associated with ‘great’ photographic art. And there’s something spontaneous and fresh about cellphone photography.

But to return to programming, I’ve managed to bring Tinfoil Project back to life, except it’s now run completely off of the semantic data I’m collecting from Burningbird, and from web services provided by Flickr. More to come when I get my other work finished. No tags, though. Sorry.

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