Posts Tagged ‘Shadow’

6
Jan

Kenilworth in Black & White

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

6 January 2009
I’m sitting in a hotel room (the Radisson again), having just repacked all of my luggage for the return trip. We had a pleasant dinner of breaded plaice washed down with a good pint of John Smith while watching the unfortunate result of the Tott*ham v Burnley Carling Cup match. All of this on the heels of an otherwise lovely day.
When we got up this morning, it was a very brisk -5 degrees Celsius outside, but sunny. So, we went on up to Kenilworth Castle. Kenilworth, from all reports, is one of the largest set of Castle ruins in all of England. I must say, it was pretty remarkable.
Kenilworth Castle
And, being there on an early January morning gave us the place nearly to ourselves. Almost all of our photos are untainted by the casual tourist. Unfortunately, my camera batteries died early in the visit even though I had charged them the night before. So much for grey-market batteries, eh? So, the first half of our visit is well-documented, the second half…considerably less so (although my wife did take a lot of photos, too).
From Kenilworth, we drove on in to London. I had to make a quick stop at the Cargo facility. After all, even on vacation, duty does call. I met with the guys there for an hour or so, then we continued on to Bath road to secure lodging for the night. We are at the same Radisson Edwardian Hotel in which we started our Hogmanay journey and in a very similar room. We started off in a different room, in a different wing, on a different floor. However, Hotel issues with plumbing (boilers went out) and our issues with smoking rooms, places us in the 3rd room of the night and here we will stay. For tomorrow we must depart and return to the home of our birth if not necessarily the home of our heart.
Thank you everyone for following along with us, for encouraging us and for allowing us to share our journey, our love, our passion for this country with you.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 7 January 2009)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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6
Sep

Shadow Chains

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

4 September 2008
Are the shadows of chains any less real than the chains themselves? Are they just as binding, constricting & limiting as the real article? Some would say so.
Shadows
I watched Palin’s speech (from two days ago) last night just before I watched McCain’s speech (from last night). For many, I would imagine, the shadowy chains of the past still haunt & bind the presidential hopeful. Palin’s chains are of a much more esoteric type, but still binding in the eyes of some and no less real. Last week I watched Hillary & Obama give their speeches (I missed Biden). That presidential hopeful, on the side of the democrats, and his cadre of supporters also have shadow chains that are every bit as real & constricting as those of McCain & Palin. Only the substance of the chains and the subject of the tether point are different.
I make no judgments, I make no predictions, I merely comment on what I see & read.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 5 September 2008 )

Listening to:
I Can See for Miles by Who
The Ultimate Collection

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 1 sec (1)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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20
Aug

Shadow Friends

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

15 August 2008
I actually did take photos on the 14th, but they are all in a separate camera. I’ll get those uploaded and inserted into the diary in the next day or so. In the meantime, so as to not fall even further behind, I present the 15th.
This is my annual trip to Milwaukee for the phenomenal Milwaukee Irish Fest. I look foward to this event every year, and this year it nearly didn’t happen. So, I’ll take a moment and thank my boss publicly for allowing it to happen despite all the surrounding issues. The Milwaukee Irish Fest is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and simply puts to shame every other festival I’ve ever been to. Even after Marita Beth is no longer doing Bristol (whenever that may be) I hope that we continue to make the northbound journey to this amazing festival.
A Shadow's Friends
I took a lot of photos today and this one may not be the most indicative of the day, but it is my favourite. In the photo, I am in the middle sandwiched between two dear friends, Gregg & Sean. I’ve known Gregg for 15+ years and count him among my dearest and most precious of companions. Sean, I’ve known for a considerably lesser amount of time, but I still call him dear. Here they stand next to me at one of my favourite events in the world. He who has friends and the ability to enjoy their company is rich indeed.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 20 August 2008 )

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
Software: picnik.com

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5
Nov

A Well-Dressed Shadow

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

3 November 2007
A beautiful day. A little warm, but beautiful nonetheless. I was awakened by the canon – the signal for the faire to start its day – and took my sweet time getting dressed. I wasn’t working this day, so it didn’t really matter when (or if) I dressed for a day at faire. Eventually I did, and wandered toward Excalibur to find that Joseph was working. Apparently, they were short-manned, so Joseph stepped up and helped out. While there, I had him help me (ok, he did ALL the work) get my spurs attached. As we (he) were working on this, Kara showed up. What a pleasant surprise that was. So, since Joseph was working, I went out and about with Kara. At some point, I lost her, I’m not really sure how. But, Lala was there to keep me company. How’s that? Switching one beautiful companion for another. Hooray. I hung out with Lala the remainder of the day, making runs back and forth to the Odeon stage where she was playing poster-girl for Sound & Fury (an amazingly funny act!). During one of these visits, Arsene (an exceptional Parisian clown) commandeered her for the show. Oops, I hadn’t planned on that, I was nearly out of beer. So, I went and stood in the long line for a couple of Shiner Bocks. While there, my shadow came out to play. This is him:
Me and My Shadow.
A dapper chap, this shadow. He’s wearing a seriously wonderful chapeau from Lion Heart Hats at Scarborough Faire adorned with natural feathers from Excalibur; a chemise purchased some 16 or 17 years ago at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival; a beloved “brain-fart” doublet from Pendragon Costumes; a tight, but great-looking pair of slashed trewes from Kelly at Waisted Efforts and a pair of dun-coloured tall boots from a company I shan’t sully my blog with naming (although I love the boots, their newly-discovered business practices make me very unhappy). In the shadow’s hand are a mug from Wondrous Works in Wood and a camera by Canon. He’s a well-outfiitted chap, my shadow.
Cheers.

~KR (3 November 2007)

Sitting in a bar in MIA waiting for a ride

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode

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11
Jun

Shadow Fans

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

9 June 2007
A day full of work. I got an email from a customer claiming that the site I maintain for them wasn’t working. Since I’d needed to do some work on it anyway, I took the opportunity and jumped right in. Many hours later, it was bedtime and the only thing to come to mind was the fact that I’d not photo’ed the day.
Shadow Fans
I really liked, when I looked, the shadowplay on the ceiling. However, the photo does little to justify it.
Cheers.

~KR (8 June 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 1 sec (1)
Aperture: f/3.1
Focal Length: 9.5 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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