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  • A Foggy Morning at Sea Lion Caves

    written by dirklancer on 2012-09-05 in #world #locations
    A Foggy Morning at Sea Lion Caves

    After three days of scenic driving up the west coast, a little more than 1/2 way from San Francisco to Seattle, we woke up in the quaint little city of Florence, OR. We knew that if we got up early and made the 20-minute drive to Sea Lion Caves first thing, we'd get there before the hordes of tourists descended. What we didn't realize was that we'd also arrive before the fog lifted...

  • The Smith Tower: The Cage at the Top of Seattle

    written by dirklancer on 2012-08-30 in #world #locations
    The Smith Tower: The Cage at the Top of Seattle

    The Smith Tower in Seattle hasn't been able to claim the title of "tallest skyscraper on the west coast" for 50 years, but this 38-storey neoclassical office tower is still worth a visit. Since the first 34 floors are private offices, and the top three floors are for private residence, your visit will include the lobby, the elevator, and The Chinese Room on the 35th floor.

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  • The Banff Gondola Mountaintop Experience

    written by dirklancer on 2011-11-26 in #world #locations
    The Banff Gondola Mountaintop Experience

    In Banff and looking for something do to? Get the heck away from that tacky souvenir shop and find your way to the Banff Gondola. Get on to Mountain Avenue and follow the Gondola/Hot Springs signs. Soon enough you'll be elevated 698m to the summit (2281m above sea level), and the view will take your breath away (the thin air also helps with that).

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  • HMCS Haida: The

    written by dirklancer on 2011-10-06 in #world #locations
    HMCS Haida: The

    I had about 3 hours to kill in Hamilton on a sunny afternoon. I was trying to follow the coastline of Lake Ontario, eager to find something interesting when the site of a huge battleship caught me a little off guard.

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  • Central Camera Company, Chicago

    written by dirklancer on 2011-10-06 in #world #locations
    Central Camera Company, Chicago

    Na sombra do trem L em South Wabash Avenue no famoso "Loop" fica uma loja de câmeras da velha escola que existe desde 1899.

  • Top of the Rock

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-30 in #world #locations
    Top of the Rock

    Ci sono edifici più alti a New York City, ma la vista da qui non è imperdibile. Inoltre, non è possibile vedere l'Empire State Building dalla cima dell'Empire State Building. Se volete vedere tutta New York in una sola volta, andate al 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

  • Photobooth: Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-26 in #lifestyle
    Photobooth: Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It

    Sometimes, all it takes is a single sense to remind you of something substantial. In this case, an orange photobooth curtain reminded me of some fresh fruit and a corny joke.

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  • Das Niagara Riesenrad

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-10 in #world #locations
    Das Niagara Riesenrad

    Das Niagara Riesenrad ragt über alles hinaus. Oh Mann, das ist die kitschigste Einleitung, die ich je geschrieben hab. Aber ehrlich, das Riesenrad ragt tatsächlich über Clifton Hill. Hüpf in eine der klimatisierten Kabinen und sieh dir die bezaubernden Wasserfälle aus der Vogelperspektive an!

  • Someone's favorite childhood hangout: the World's Largest Radio Flyer Wagon

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-10 in #world #locations
    Someone's favorite childhood hangout: the World's Largest Radio Flyer Wagon

    This larger than life public sculpture doubles as a one-piece playground. Every time we see a little red wagon, we'll remember our rest stop in Spokane.

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  • Alberta All British Motoring Society Field Meet

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-06 in #world #locations
    Alberta All British Motoring Society Field Meet

    My British Motoring Society Field Meet Haiku: Haphazard placement/A shiny British rainbow /Cars parked like with like.

  • 10 Things You Should Take in a Photobooth

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-02 in #lifestyle
    10 Things You Should Take in a Photobooth

    Everyone likes a list. Seriously, so much crap gets forwarded and passed around the internet just because someone put it in a list. Smart people should realize this and make all the important content into a list, just so everyone will look at it. I took my lead from the 10 Commandments and the 10 Rules of Lomography.

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  • Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-02 in #world #locations
    Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls

    There's a lot to do in Niagara Falls but there's one attraction that was there before all the rest. Don't get caught up in the hype, get down to the water instead! Maid of the Mist is the aptly named boat ride that has been getting to the heart of the falls since 1846.

  • Recipe for a Moderately Successful Series of Personal Grooming Photos in a Confined Public Space

    written by dirklancer on 2011-09-01 in #lifestyle
    Recipe for a Moderately Successful Series of Personal Grooming Photos in a Confined Public Space

    Some people eat breakfast on the train. Some people put on make up in the car. Some people read in the toilet. They might call it multitasking and pat themselves on the back; I call it uncreative, boring, practical, and shave in the photobooth. As they say in France, "To each his own (only they say it in French)."

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  • The Photobooth Snaps: Do You Snap Back?

    written by dirklancer on 2011-08-31 in #lifestyle
    The Photobooth Snaps: Do You Snap Back?

    A photobooth is designed to do the same thing over and over again. It reliably snaps your photos, day in and day out. Same depth of focus, same format, same repetition. But some of us want to snap back, and you may wonder which approach, and which camera you should use to really capture your photobooth in action?

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  • Photobooth Impulses: Sometimes You Just Need a Good Fix(er)

    written by dirklancer on 2011-08-26 in #lifestyle
    Photobooth Impulses: Sometimes You Just Need a Good Fix(er)

    I usually get my fix in the traditional analogue way. I snap pictures, drive to the lab, wait, drive back to the lab, scan, and enjoy. You may have heard of 35mm referred to as a "gateway drug;" of this, I am living proof. Sometimes, late at night, I find I just can't wait. That's when I turn to something a little more hardcore: old school photobooths.

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  • Ansco Shur-Flash Mittelformat Box Kamera

    written by dirklancer on 2011-08-25 in #reviews
    Ansco Shur-Flash Mittelformat Box Kamera

    Manchmal arbeiten sehenswerte, alte Boxkameras vom Regal eines Secondhand Buchladens / Cafés besser, als man sich vorstellen kann. Diese klassische Ansco hat mich überrascht, und zwar im positiven Sinne.

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  • The Niagara SkyWheel

    written by dirklancer on 2011-08-19 in #world #locations
    The Niagara SkyWheel

    The Niagara SkyWheel rises above it all. Oh man, that's the cheesiest intro I've written yet. But seriously, the SkyWheel rises above the cheese that is Clifton Hill. Hop in a climate-controlled passenger cabin and get a bird's eye view of the magnificent falls.

  • Pinholaroid Colorpack II: When Life Gives You Lemons

    written by dirklancer on 2011-06-23 in #lifestyle
    Pinholaroid Colorpack II: When Life Gives You Lemons

    Is your glass half full or half empty? I carry too many cameras at one time. I don't say this because of some generally accepted number that is "too many". Like anyone can even know that. I say that I carry too many cameras because of the physical limitations of having only 2 arms and 1 back. This situation occasionally leads to an awkward moment, the worst of these being the "drop". That's right, the hair on the back of your neck just stood up...rightly so. No camera-loving fool wants to drop his or her camera. No matter how many he or she has.

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  • We All Have Our Dragons

    written by dirklancer on 2011-06-03 in #lifestyle
    We All Have Our Dragons

    He knew this one was there, unseen, in the hazy heat of the day. It hovered over the parched lawn, waiting to destroy the expired and carelessly stored Polaroid 664. The packfilm was no match for time and low humidity.

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  • Chicago vs. el Lago Michigan

    written by dirklancer on 2011-05-27 in #world #locations
    Chicago vs. el Lago Michigan

    Parecía que iba a hacer una estupenda mañana para salir a caminar por el muelle de este ventoso Chicago. El roción frío causado por las olas fue un imprevisto, pero la sensación de querer salir huyendo después del hartón de humedad y constante ajetreo, hicieron que mereciera la pena

  • Canon Photura - an interesting blip in 35mm evolution

    written by dirklancer on 2011-05-16 in #reviews
    Canon Photura - an interesting blip in 35mm evolution

    In the early 90s, Canon thought it would be a good idea to try something different. It turns out it wasn't such a good idea.

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  • Family of Man Skulptur, Calgary, Kanada

    written by dirklancer on 2011-05-01 in #world #locations
    Family of Man Skulptur, Calgary, Kanada

    Große, nackte Menschen. Muss ich mehr sagen? Fast ein Dutzend riesiger nackter Menschen begrüßte mich auf dem Gelände des Calgary Education Centre. Obwohl ihre Genitalien nur undeutlich erkennbar sind, zeigen die 6,5 Meter hohen Menschen – Männer, Frauen und Kinder – eine Art Familie.

  • La Central Camera Company, Chicago

    written by dirklancer on 2011-04-12 in #world #locations
    La Central Camera Company, Chicago

    A la sombra del tren elevado, en la Avenida South Wabash, en el famoso barrio del centro histórico conocido como Loop, está situada esta tienda de cámaras de la vieja escuela.

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  • Rest-A-While B&B: Middle of Nowhere, Alberta

    written by dirklancer on 2011-04-08 in #world #locations
    Rest-A-While B&B: Middle of Nowhere, Alberta

    An annual trek to the middle of nowhere to meet up with old friends, eat quality food, drink quality beer, and play quality board games.

  • High School Musical Toy Camera

    written by dirklancer on 2011-03-29 in #reviews
    High School Musical Toy Camera

    Well, this is going to be a little embarrassing...writing this post requires me to admit that I own a toy camera with a picture of the Wildcats from High School Musical on the front of it.

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  • Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-28 in #world #locations
    Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta

    Drumheller, Alberta has been a haven for dinosaur lovers for decades. Sooner or later they all end up at the world class paleontology centre, the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

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  • Peters' Drive-In: the Drive In You Can't Drive By

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-27 in #world #locations
    Peters' Drive-In: the Drive In You Can't Drive By

    The TransCanada Highway runs from coast to coast of one of the largest countries in the world. It crosses vast barren landscapes, it climbs rugged mountain passes, it bisects small towns, and it navigates large cities. In Calgary, Alberta, for almost 50 years it has conveyed traffic that slows to a crawl to pass Peters' Drive-In, "The Drive-In You Can't Drive By".

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  • Depósito de Botellas Beverly

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-26 in #world #locations
    Depósito de Botellas Beverly

    Un lugar muy organizado, donde puedes intercambiar embases por dinero, y se ha vuelto una parada semanal antes del viaje a la cafetería.

  • Famous 5 Sculpture

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-24 in #world #locations
    Famous 5 Sculpture

    Here are some women you can look up to and not just because they're taller than you. In 1929, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Nellie McClung fought for the recognition of women as persons under the British North America Act (in Canada). Though the "Persons' Case" was their most significant achievement, these five women dedicated their lives to improving their communities in innumerable ways, serving to instill a spirit of strength and leadership that could be drawn upon for years to come.

  • Restaurante Vegetariano Padmanadi (Edmonton)

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-22 in #world #locations
    Restaurante Vegetariano Padmanadi (Edmonton)

    En una tierra de vaqueros carnívoros y de rufianes petroleros, no te esperarás encontrar un restaurante cuyo salto a la fama se deba a su falta de productos de origen animal.

  • Family of Man Sculpture

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-18 in #world #locations
    Family of Man Sculpture

    Big naked people. Need I say more? Nearly a dozen giant naked people greeted me on the grounds of the Calgary Education Centre. Their indistinct genitals notwithstanding, the 21-foot humans - men, women, and children - represent a family of sorts.

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  • Câmera Ansco Shur-Flash Médio Formato Box

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-17 in #reviews
    Câmera Ansco Shur-Flash Médio Formato Box

    Às vezes, essa linda e antiga câmera do sebo / cafeteria funciona melhor do que você pensa. Esta Ansco vintage foi surpreendente, e eu quero dizer que foi uma boa escolha.

  • Alcaldía de Edmonton

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-17 in #world #locations
    Alcaldía de Edmonton

    Justo frente a la plaza Sir Winston Churchill está el edificio donde trabajan nuestro alcalde y los consejeros de la ciudad. Es un edificio bastante curioso, porque su techo está compuesto mayormente por dos pirámides asimétricas de cristal.

  • ¡Mirad al pajarito!

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-10 in #reviews
    ¡Mirad al pajarito!

    Probando la película Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) en una Superheadz Golden Half con algunas caras deslumbrantes y felices.

  • De a eles Bird

    written by dirklancer on 2011-02-04 in #reviews
    De a eles Bird

    Um rolo teste do Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) em uma Superheadz Golden Half produz alguns rostos brilhantes e felizes ...

  • Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) - 讓他們飛吧 (Give 'em the Bird)

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-29 in #reviews
    Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) - 讓他們飛吧 (Give 'em the Bird)

    第一卷試拍的 Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) ,在 Superheadz Golden Half 得出不少開心的面孔。

  • Ansco Shur-Flash Medium Format Box Camera

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-28 in #reviews
    Ansco Shur-Flash Medium Format Box Camera

    Sometimes, that lovely old box camera on the shelf in the used bookstore/coffee shop works better than you think. This vintage Ansco was surprising, and I mean that in a good way.

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  • Give 'em the Bird

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-28 in #reviews
    Give 'em the Bird

    Un test della Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) in una Golden Half di Superheadz ci ha procurato facce felici e raggianti...

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  • Give 'em the Bird

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-27 in #reviews
    Give 'em the Bird

    A test roll of Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) in a Superheadz Golden Half yields some bright and happy faces...

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  • 1920s Midway - Fort Edmonton

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-22 in #world #locations
    1920s Midway - Fort Edmonton

    Lass dich in einfachere Zeiten entführen in Mitten der Stadt.

  • Vom Kind geschossen - Gib Deine Kamera her!

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-17 in #lifestyle
    Vom Kind geschossen - Gib Deine Kamera her!

    Es gibt das alte Sprichwort, dass Kinder die Sachen anders sehen als Erwachsene, das sie die Welt aus einem ganz anderen Winkel sehen. Lomograf und stolzer Vater dirklancer entschied sich das Experiment zu wagen und Beweismaterial anzusammeln um die Theorie für jetzt und alle Zeiten zu beweisen.

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  • A Diana original

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-13 in #reviews
    A Diana original

    Eu me transformo em um completo lunático para promoções de câmeras de brinquedo. Fico com as pernas bambas quando encontro uma seleção de câmera decente em um mercado de antiguidades. E é com descobertas como esta Diana original que me motivam a continuar pesquisando e coletando.

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  • Hai una Lomolito in tasca o sei solo contento di vedermi?

    written by dirklancer on 2011-01-13 in #reviews
    Hai una Lomolito in tasca o sei solo contento di vedermi?

    Regola #1: porta la tua macchina fotografica ovunque. Con le Lomolitos non hai più scuse. Ho trovato un po' di Lomolitos in saldo in un Urban Outfitters lo scorso inverno, quindi ne ho prese un po': rosse, gialle e verdi. Mia moglie mi ha guardato un po' male quando le ha viste, ma quando si tratta di macchine fotografiche, non prova neanche più a ragionare con me... Ci sono due cose che rendono queste gemme così straordinarie:

  • Capital Ex 遊樂會 (Capital Ex, Canada)

    written by dirklancer on 2010-12-20 in #world #locations
    Capital Ex 遊樂會 (Capital Ex, Canada)

    冬天不就是用來懷念夏天的好時機嗎?這跟教我又愛又恨,總是與人群和棉花糖分不開的年度展覽有什麼關係呢?如果你不太知道我在講什麼,來瞧瞧 Capital Ex :一個我們逐漸享受其中(有嗎?),固定在每年七月舉辦的節慶吧!

  • Capital Ex

    written by dirklancer on 2010-12-11 in #world #locations
    Capital Ex

    Winter is a great time to remember summer, is it not? What is it about this annual exhibition that inspires my love/hate relationship with crowds and cotton candy? If you're a bit confused on what I'm talking about, here's a look at Capital Ex - an annual festival that we get to enjoy - or not, every July.

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  • Subindo nas Hoodoos?

    written by dirklancer on 2010-11-29 in #world #locations
    Subindo nas Hoodoos?

    Incomuns formações rochosas são sempre atraente para eu e meu arsenal câmera. Junte-me consosco verificar o Hoodoos! Eles levantam-se fora das paredes todo o vale Drumheller; pilares com formatos de cogumelo gigante de rocha. Eles são um ímã para turistas com câmeras caras e crianças mimadas.

  • My Original Diana

    written by dirklancer on 2010-11-28 in #reviews
    My Original Diana

    I'm a sucker for toy camera deals. I go weak in the knees when I find a decent camera selection in an antique market. But I'm a certifiable lunatic for affordable working vintage toy cameras, and it's discoveries like this Original Diana that motivate me to keep searching and collecting.

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  • Hoodoos?

    written by dirklancer on 2010-11-21 in #world #locations
    Hoodoos?

    Unusual rock formations are always appealing to me and my camera arsenal. Join me as I check out the Hoodoos! They rise out of the canyon walls all around the Drumheller valley; giant mushroom pillars of rock clinging to the flaky clay slopes. They are a magnet for tourists with expensive cameras and spoiled children.

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  • Impossible Project NYC

    written by dirklancer on 2010-11-06 in #world #locations
    Impossible Project NYC

    Sólo estuve en Nueva York por menos de dos días; sabía que iba a ser imposible ver todo lo que quería ver. Se podría decir que decidir que iba a ver y en que orden fue un tipo de proyecto imposible.

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  • The View from the Pool at the Hyatt Regency Calgary

    written by dirklancer on 2010-11-02 in #world #locations
    The View from the Pool at the Hyatt Regency Calgary

    the 18th floor of the Hyatt Regency Calgary has two things that I found appealing. A pool, and a great view of downtown Calgary.

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