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Mishaps and Bubble Wrap



Posted by Nukaya , in Life, Photography Oct 29 2010 · 54 views

In a similar vein to Smeag's material things entry, I was dreaming about camera lenses last night. Unfortunately, unless I go with some really cheap used ones (but no guarantee that they'll be in as decent quality as the sellers claim), I can't afford anything like that photography-wise currently.

Ah, someday....

In other news, I am in like crazy photo mode all the time now. It's kind of great.

ALSO: pinhole camera photos, just as soon as I scan them in.


Film Photography

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, Photography Oct 21 2010 · 62 views
'Tis very fun.

Edit: I feel as if people don't know what the differences between film photography, digital photography, and filming a video are any more. This worries me slightly.


Eastward Bound

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, Photography Sep 24 2010 · 46 views

Going back to school tomorrow, as well as moving into the house I'll be staying in for the school year. Man, year three already? And I'm a junior or something? Wow. We're leaving at 7 AM (blahhhhhh), and I realized that in all of the stuff regarding the house, my two roommates and I never figured out anything in regards to getting internet service there. Right now, I'm not entirely sure when I'll have consistent internet next beyond using the wi-fi on campus to check up on things, and we'll see how it goes from there.

Anyways, here are a few photos I took when my brother and I took our dog Shep over to my mom's fourth grade class. For a while, she was able to bring Shep into her classroom every day, but it unfortunately can't happen in the room she's in now (and mind you, this dog is nearly fourteen years old, so the extent of what he can do is generally limited to sleeping, licking the floor, eating, and looking mildly bored), so her kids end up being told all these stories about Shep, and they get super excited to meet him. I think this is one of my favourites I took, just because you could tell Shep was so happy with all of these kids clamoring to pet him and hug him.

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Then he was being an old frump and refusing to show the kids how he could give my mom a high five.
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He kept trying to escape the playground, so the kids would go barreling over to block the exit.
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Shep's been in every single class photo in my mom's eight years of teaching, and a lot of her students hear about or see images of Shep from their older siblings who've been in her class before. It was super cute to see how much they cared for a dog they'd only seen a few pictures of and heard stories about, and how excited they were to just sit there and hug him or follow him as he wandered around.

And yeah. That's our dog.


Transient Cat

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, Photography Sep 22 2010 · 67 views

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Anyways, I am bogged down with photos (again). We took Shep, our very very old golden retriever, to visit my mom's school so her fourth graders could meet him, and I took (as usual) a lot more photos than I should. In the meantime, here's a random photo I took of a transient's kitten while in downtown Portland a few weeks back. It's kind of cute, but at the same time, kind of really sad, but it looks so happy playing with that bit of cardboard.

Three days until I head back to school.

Packing time!


Throwing Discuses In The Name Of America

Posted by Nukaya , in Photography, Track and sports Jul 04 2010 · 142 views

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(At a meet last March, this guy decided since he was competing unattached, he'd dress like this instead of just a plain uniform. It was quite creative)

I really want to get flag running shorts, though. A few guys on the XC team during high school did, and aptly dubbed their group "The Running U.N.". Except, then they were all "Maddison! You need to be part of this! You should get....Canadian flag shorts. Yeah! Because Nate is Irish, so he got the Irish flag shorts, Edgar's originally from Mexico, so he got the Mexican flag shorts, and Taylor's like super American, he got the American flag shorts, so you need to get Canadian flag shorts!"

I'm still kind of confused and have yet to discover how they got to the conclusion that I=Canadian, though.

Anywhoo, happy Fourth of July! Have a safe and fun time, everyone.

(and 30 days until BrickFair!!!!)


Congrats Class Of 2010!

Posted by Nukaya , in Art, Life, Photography Jun 10 2010 · 53 views

There's a lot of people graduating from various establishments of education that I know, which is quite exciting. Let's see....my brother, EW, Lady K, Black Six, a ton of seniors on the track team....congrats to all of you! You are all so amazing.

My brother's high school class had well over 600 graduates in it (craaaazy). I thought my graduation took ages, and we only had five hundred-something.

Here's the finished car-card! This was fun to try to paint while I was attempting to hide it from him when kept coming back in the house.
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Then, I was like "hmm, how can I make this slightly more interesting....I KNOW. Where's the cat?"

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1. Hobbes with car-card looking unamused.
2. The massive gym and line to get into said gym.
3. Random jumping off the stairs photo of my brother and his friend where I realized I probably was about to get trampled by both of them in their excitedness.
4. Hobbes with my brother's medallion on. In retaliation for this, he sat on my arm for about ten minutes while I was trying to type. Such a lovely cat....

Panoramic goodness. (I think I have too much fun making these....)

(and 54 days until BrickFair!!!!)


Track Panoramic

Posted by Nukaya , in Track and sports, Photography May 27 2010 · 44 views

Link'd, because it's an awkward photo size to post here.

This is the track that nationals is being held on here. It is beautiful (and soooo fast) and I want to somehow take their pole vault mats home with me. If I could fit them into my carry-on, I would.

Oh, and you know what's fun? Realizing that if you have wavy/curly hair and you don't dry/straighten it after a shower and go outside for a while, your hair pretty much goes *kapoof* because of the heat and humidity and your teammates (like the nice people they are) get a good laugh out of it and are like "wow, you look like you just got an electric shock".

The Brickfair Mosaic Project will not frizz out and look like Hermione Granger when it is left outside in the humidity, but you should still check it out and get involved with it anyway.

(and 68 days until BrickFair!!!!)


Flaming Hammers!

Posted by Nukaya , in Photography, Track and sports May 08 2010 · 77 views
Oh yeahhhhh. B-)

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For those who don't know, the hammer throw is an event in track and field. It's primarily held in collegiate competitions and up, and we sometimes like to step it up a notch at my university.

Another one
This one sparked
Three stripes
A fan
And then we set the ring on fire

The best part was when the cops and a fire truck showed up due to "reports of flaming arrows and objects that may possibly be UFOs". And the "ka-woooooosh" noise that the flames make while the throwers spin was amazing.

(and 87 days until BrickFair!!!!)


We Were Optimistic....

Posted by Nukaya , in Photography, Track and sports May 02 2010 · 52 views

...until the bus broke down at midnight. We got back home at four thirty in the morning. Good times!

And, while at the meet, this guy came up to me and was like, "Hey! How did you do today?", but for the life of me, I couldn't figure out who he was even though he seemed to know who I was. He seemed really familiar, though. I think he may go to a school in our conference, so he should be at the conference meet in two weeks, so I'll see if I run into him there. And speaking of in two weeks, hopefully I'll be over this being sick and slightly injured bit I'm going through, since I upped the pressure to do well at the conference meet in for vault when I cleared the A standard twice at this last meet and bumped it off the bar on the way down both times. Rrrgh.

Here's a random picture I took of a guy pole vaulting during the meet, because the sky was being all cool- looking (plus we don't have any guy vaulters, and I've yet to see any pictures of me vaulting, so taking pictures of other people vaulting is the next best thing):

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(and 93 days until BrickFair!!!!)


Pdx Adult Soap Box Derby 2009

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, Photography Aug 31 2009 · 63 views
soap box derby
The PDX Adult Soap Box Derby occured a little while back, and since my family is really involved in soap box derby, we decided to head up to Mt. Tabor, where the race is held, and watch a bit. It tends to have a really good turnout and some very interesting car designs (especially this year).

The A Team and....well, I'm not sure what they are, but they make me giggle.

Delivery truck and firefighters.

Flinstonesand a Indiana Jones tribute?

Mousetrap and the Red Menace.

At the race, the teams and people sometimes bring water balloons and squirt guns to throw, and this car got hit by a water balloon thrown from the crowd, but unfortunately crashed right after this photo.

HOWEVER. There was one car. One amazing car. Like, this is such an amazingly awesome car that the amazing awesomeness is off the charts.

The LEGO car. Driven by the Village People minifigs. Oh yeah so cool.

It was so awesome! They made it all the way to the semi finals, and I think that might have been the fastest I've ever seen a LEGO car of any type move. style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif

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It'd make me so happy if people voted for entry number three! This is the final round of voting, so every vote counts and if you do vote for entry three, thank you very much! It's much appreciated! style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

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