Stream (via tara:michelle)
My boyfriend had the other day off, which turned out to be a warmer than normal afternoon. We recently found an area with a bunch of trails and decided to hike one… well, this one turned out to be a pretty intense hike, but I brought my camera along and got some great photos
LD (via tara:michelle)
I was placing with processing and I really liked how this came out. Jean ad?
Person A: It is a comment on the society we live in that our Oscar nominations for 2009 contain what can be basically described as cartoons. The are VERY good cartoons but nonetheless computer driven comics. Don’t misunderstand. Avatar and Up and Coraline are excellent but do they really belong in a group that contains Casablanc a, All the Kings Men, To Kill a Mockingbird and One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest?
Person B: My comment was speaking to the fact that some nominees are plot-hashed cartoons. Google “Avatar” and “Pocahontas” together to see how sloppy a job Cameron did of writing an original script. Avatar may be a technically dazzling film and did press the visual envelope to a whole new level, but I think it should win best animation or visual effects, not best picture. Its acting was, at best, slightly above mediocre. And that’s because the story was written for action, not actors. However, of I ever wanted to see something pretty (without a story), I would go look at the Northern Lights. Film is great because so many facets can be present. Missing facets = not best picture.
ME: Ok, not going to take the time to argue except to say this… Avatar vs Pocahontas vs… every other love/life story. Its not that Cameron wasnt being original, its the stories such as those that sell. You can write something from your imagination and if it sells well, someone will compare it to something else that has already been done. They will pick it apart and say it was a copy or inspired by something else or someone else.
As far at Avatar being in the same group as Casablanca… its 2010… not 1943. If Casablanca came to theaters as a new film now, it would never sell to a large audience. It would only grab the artsies.
Society is going to change and evolve. Entertainment is going to change and evolve. And really, there is nothing that we can do to change that. Might as well enjoy the ride, or, if you wish, talk about how things shouldnt be how they are… I know that is entertainment for some. I choose to enjoy life and find value in the things that ARE. Accept the thing which we cannon change… or ignore them and move on.
Rug Store in Blowing Rock (via tara:michelle)
Went to visit R at work Saturday. The front of the store always has amazing light that comes in most of the day. They change the window display on a regular basis, and I always get something new when my camera comes along.