Saturday, 24 September 2011

fable mantle clock

"It is human nature to be fascinated by unanswered stories and in the abandoned scene portrayed within the cage the designers have deliberately given little away allowing for individual interpretation of the intriguing spectacle. This encourages the onlooker to take ownership of the product, provoking thoughts and allowing them to create their own narration of the scene." - shapeways.com


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

we are scientists | that's what counts

there's not much left for me to do, but try to make another call.
if i'm not waking up with you, why bother waking up at all?

Monday, 12 September 2011

ebay sucks

Hi there eBay bitch buyer,

I understand you were hoping to have the parcel sent out today via express post, so that you could wear these oh-so-important shoes to your so-ever-important event. Just to clarify, I sent a message at 2:13pm regarding post options and did not receive a response until 4:32pm. In your last email you advised that you sent a response 'instantly' ... I'm not sure how instant you think 2 hours is, but I guess this explains your slow nature, in which case I feel sorry for you I guess it sucks to be you. It's also been brought to my attention that next day postage ends at 4:00pm, so either way you would not have received the parcel as promptly as you'd hoped. I suggest you act a little quicker next time ... preferably quicker than your version of 'instantly'.

Now, I can understand that someone as uneducated as yourself, may not be able to comprehend the concept of full-time work, regardless ... given I do work full-time, it is difficult for me to spontaneously head out of the office at 4:30pm. Unlike yourself, I have a life and eBay is not my number one priority. That said, despite the unrealistic 28 minute time frame, I did attempt to post your parcel after work. Needless to say, the post office was closed. Shocker. Had I received a message from you earlier in the day, this would have allowed me the time to attend to your needs ... your royal highness.

In addition, the domestic handling time states 'Will usually post within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment'. I do endeavour to send out parcels as soon as possible, but I'm sure you can understand sometimes things don't always go according to plan. So, although I may have stated that I could potentially send out the shoes via express post today, the 2 business days allowance still applies due to unforeseeable events, such as your stupidity.

If I could, I would cancel the transaction ... as I would never want someone in your condition to be walking in my shoes. No, that would be asking too much of your poor unfortunate soul. See, I'm thinking of you, and I do have your best interests at heart. However, due to eBay's intolerable terms and conditions, it seems I'm obliged to send you the shoes. Enjoy falling flat on your face in 5 inch heels.

Sincerely awaiting negative feedback,

A

P.S. It would be in your best interests to either provide positive feedback or no feedback at all ... because remember, I know where you live.

sandqvist | shopper

... because girls can rock man bags too.

Monday, 5 September 2011

oh, by the way

focal length

"don't get a 35mm or 50mm lens if you have a D7000" - michaels

yes, i do own a 35mm f1.8, so perhaps this makes me a tad biased, but i'm pretty certain a majority of DSLR owners out there have at least one of these lenses. and don't get me wrong, i am a fan of michaels. what i'm not a fan of is bullshit advice. pardon my french.

you can't judge a prime lens by its focal length. i'd like to see you try to find some justifiable reason to do so. okay, sure - perhaps it isn't worthwhile for some individuals to purchase a 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm lens, but that's not to say the difference in focal lengths is non-existent. certain focal lengths are used achieve different shots and perspectives. shooting with a 35mm lens, isn't going to help you achieve the best portrait shots; neither is shooting with an 85mm lens for street photography. the metrics are there for a reason. your disregard and lack of acknowledgement for its significance makes you an ignorant photographer, and that's coming from me ... a self-proclaimed mediocre photographer.

i'd also like to query your reasoning behind advising against the 35mm or 50mm for the D7000, specifically. how else would you suggest the photographer shoot street or portrait photography? and how exactly does the body change the metrics of a prime lens' focal length ? regardless of the body, the 35mm lens will always be the same distance between the lens and image sensor ... unless there is some miraculous change that occurs between the body switch. highly doubtful. so please, explain yourself ... or don't - i think i've heard enough from you.


image source: brokenlens

Sunday, 4 September 2011

explosions in the sky | a song for our fathers

... it being father's day and all, i thought this deemed appropriate for this fine sunday.