XXI Universe- Alternate Take

XXI Universe- Alternate Take

You might recall a photo of mine from some years ago, featuring a woman and a snake. It’s the most popular photo I’ve ever taken, as measured by flickr (largely because I got linked by Warren Ellis and then BoingBoing). Well, by coincidence, the lady in question happened to be performing at White Mischief the other week. So I got some new shots of her, and I rather like this one – sufficiently different to my previous work to be worth sharing, I think.

Notebook

Notebook

I was at this conference today, and made this notebook, in addition to sphericising tomato puree, having fun with miracle fruit, watching some extremely interesting musical performances, and making a little plasticine octopus monster. The notebook contains the phrase “Hugo was rescued from the attic of a dead magician”, which in addition to being a factual statement made by one of the speakers today, is possibly the finest story prompt I have ever heard.

House of Hapsburg I

House of Hapsburg I

Not sure how many of them I’ll wind up putting on line, but here’s one of the few shots I like from last weekend’s White Mischief/House of Hapsburg event.

Halloween V

Halloween V

I was saving my favourite for last, to actually post on Halloween. And then, predictably, I got distracted. Better late than never, right?

Halloween I

Halloween I

Well, Goth Christmas is once again bearing down on us like a freight train full of ASBOs and sugar, and I’m cheating just slightly on 365 Bullets bullets this week, but then, no-one’s looking. I’ve got a short set of five pics that I took earlier in the month, and held over until now, because, well, they were too satisfyingly Halloween-y. I’ll be running them here on my main blog as well, because, well, why not?

Tate

Tate

I hadn’t been going to blog this one from 365 Bullets, but honestly, it’s grown on me on me so much in the ten days or so since I took it, that I feel compelled to. I know it looks like I didn’t do much beyond fire off a quick, semi-composed snap, and then throw it at the filtering app’s randomiser, but honestly, there is was more thought going on here than that. The photo isn’t an accurate depiction of the sky that day, but I had a fingers-crossed hunch I could get something that *felt* like it, with the heavy shadow on the building, and a bit of luck with the random filter. And, yes, I think it’s come out exactly as I wanted…