Cement Anyone?

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ISO 100
6.3 mm

Finally, I got to take some photos on Friday. Not many however, and most of them were taken with a fish eye lens attachment. This photo is of a cement truck passing by. Brightness was decreased and contrast and saturation was increased to arrive at the effect.

To continue on the theme of cool music here is ‘Do the Evolution’ by Pearl Jam (they are also one of my favourite bands), it’s off the ‘Yield’ album. The video is directed by Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series) and Todd McFarlane (Spawn), for me the video makes the song. It is one one of the best music videos ever! Here it is:


I also had a chance to go around a book shop, it one I hadn’t been to before although I had noticed it before. It had a character and smell of a proper book shop, unlike the chain book stores/coffee shop/everything else you find these days. Ok so it sold second hand books but they were all in excellent condition and I bought to few. So to add to my reading list:

  • The Poetical Works of Lord Byron (Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchenll; 1891)
  • The Poetical Works of William Blake (Oxford University Press; 1913)

Lord Byron of course being famous for Don Juan. And William Blake being famous for visual arts and literature. The Tiger being perhaps his most famous poem:

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water’d heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

[pulse of maggot – slipknot]


~ by Abhinav on February 3, 2007.

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