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#661 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 March 2021 - 08:46 PM

Great article, it's hard to believe those paintings have been there 17 years. I have no idea what happened to Roy's painting. I see him from time to time, I'll ask him. Maybe the same guy that stole Floyd's Marilyn Monroe panel stole that. 


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Posted 18 March 2021 - 10:02 AM

Thanks Rob! From google maps it was definitely there in 2014. I wonder if it was a 10 year agreement with the city whether maybe the paintings reverted back to the artist after time? Seems unlikely that the city would have agreed to that though.


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Posted 27 March 2021 - 08:06 PM

And today's new article is on Outerbridge Park in Saanich. A real treat if you are in the area and want to take a break from the world. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...uterbridge-park


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 08:12 PM

Sidewalking Esquimalt! Seriously and it is awesome :)

 

https://www.sidewalk...alt-town-centre


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Posted 17 April 2021 - 08:12 PM

The City has just put up a staff report on turning Government Street back into a pedestrian space. Here are my thoughts.

 

https://www.sidewalk...nt-street-again


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Posted 02 May 2021 - 07:16 AM

Ever thought that Humber Green could have a more urban vibe than it currently has? My latest article looks at just that. Have a read and let me know what you think.

https://www.sidewalk...ew-urban-centre

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#667 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 07:23 AM

i don't know.  they did muff it all up with the southbound douglas bus stop.

 

how about a mini-golf course that starts at shark club (pick up your clubs and balls at the front desk) and ends at volvo?  thousands of kids running across the various crosswalks to get to the next set of holes would liven up the space.  that's the ultimate traffic calming.  people react better to kids than speed bumps and those road-thinning blips.

 

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STREETVIEW:  https://www.google.c...!7i16384!8i8192

 


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Posted 02 May 2021 - 08:23 AM

I think that if there were places to go it will be pretty fun. That Volvo building has a ton of potential as a pub or pool hall. 


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#669 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 08:25 AM

 That Volvo building has a ton of potential as a pub or pool hall. 

 

i think you are right.  if i am not mistaken it has a mezzanine level too, overlooking the main showroom.  


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Posted 02 May 2021 - 09:10 AM

That would be such a cool venue. Have a couple million sitting around to make it happen?

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:10 PM

A new post up. This time on why sometimes Trespassing is the best way from A to B

 

https://www.sidewalk...for-trespassing


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 06:03 AM

My latest post is up and it is all on photography so take that into account :) There are some pretty cool photos though!

 

https://www.sidewalk...o-take-pictures


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 07:12 AM

Another great article. A note about film developing in general, London Drugs is fine for most stuff but for anything special I would take it to Prism and talk to them because I have seen some mixed quality from the automated processing at LD although they are very good about redoing a print if the colours are off. I am thinking their computers might try to "over correct" a roll of Lomochrome.

 

I heard a talk by an Italian paint manufacturer who said every age in art has its own light, whether it's the warm, candle-lit scenes by Rembrandt or the harsh sunlight and florescent lighting in a 60s California painting by Thiebaud or Diebenkorn. He said we are living in the digital age and our imagery is influenced by the broadly-exposed, high-contrast, fully-saturated way digital imagery captures the world. 

 

Don't be fooled into thinking digital photography is a neutral observer--your camera's light processing algorithms were designed in a lab and are just as surely an identifiable product of our age as any image over the last thousand years. 

 

Sure, you can photoshop a digital image to look purple or infrared but conventional film photography bypasses completely the ubiquitous tyranny of the modern digital image.


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 07:22 AM

digital tyranny!

some record company executives thought CDs (or digital music in general) would never catch on because the compression required degrades quality.

turns out humans can’t tell the difference.

but I suppose some urban animals with better hearing are pissed off.
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Posted 16 May 2021 - 08:13 AM

Ah yes, that’s neat, that film.

Isn’t that why Instagram took off in that it popularized ready made filters for digital photos?
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Posted 16 May 2021 - 08:38 AM

Yes, many of the early Instagram filters were inspired by old films or processing techniques. Each film had a unique but subtle colour profile. A friend that used to work at Black's Photography used to take a roll Kodak slide film and process it in regular print film chemicals. This is called cross-processing and it's the inspiration for the orginal  high-contrast X-Pro II Instagram filter.

 

The guy that created those first Instagram filters says this:

 

“It’s really important when taking photos not just to look at today, but think about what it’s going to look like tomorrow.

“The New York Yankees use ‘Early Bird’ for all their player profiles, the photos themselves are already dated, they look like they’re from 2010. Why? Because that filter was really popular at the time.”

 


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 08:40 AM

Thanks for the journey. I like the way you shot the ‘59 El Camino.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 02:29 PM

Another great article. A note about film developing in general, London Drugs is fine for most stuff but for anything special I would take it to Prism and talk to them because I have seen some mixed quality from the automated processing at LD although they are very good about redoing a print if the colours are off. I am thinking their computers might try to "over correct" a roll of Lomochrome.

I heard a talk by an Italian paint manufacturer who said every age in art has its own light, whether it's the warm, candle-lit scenes by Rembrandt or the harsh sunlight and florescent lighting in a 60s California painting by Thiebaud or Diebenkorn. He said we are living in the digital age and our imagery is influenced by the broadly-exposed, high-contrast, fully-saturated way digital imagery captures the world.

Don't be fooled into thinking digital photography is a neutral observer--your camera's light processing algorithms were designed in a lab and are just as surely an identifiable product of our age as any image over the last thousand years.

Sure, you can photoshop a digital image to look purple or infrared but conventional film photography bypasses completely the ubiquitous tyranny of the modern digital image.


Talk to Tony at LD he ensure that the computers dont do that but if it is an important project, definitely take it to Prism!

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the journey. I like the way you shot the ‘59 El Camino.


I have a 8x10 print of that hanging up at a show and it might just be for sale in a couple of months. Just sayin ;)
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Posted 16 May 2021 - 03:18 PM

^ That would look good hanging in the garagemahal.

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