At first the colors were beautiful, the future as she’d always imagined it–full of glowing blues and pinks, vibrant reds and oranges against rows of industrial, stark grey buildings. Everything was lit up and illuminated once the council outfitted all of the buildings with new lights in an effort to rebrand the city’s identity. Reform. Reinvent. Abolish the past and its hokey comstock history. The old west was dead. It was time for innovation.
And Codex fell for it, like the others did. For a while.
Outside the letters of the neon signs reflected palindromes onto the rain littered streets.
No one stopped to read their poetry.
And soon the colors became oversaturated, and Codex knew that they had been intended to dazzle and distract, blind and bind. They were being held hostage in the beauty. It was a ruse.
We needed to get out of the house yesterday so we went to World Market to get more of this tea I like, and when I was there, I noticed how many cool things there were to take pictures of with my phone. However, I forget that sometimes it looks weird to take pictures of random objects out in public, so I tried to take pics on the DL.
I think at this point my boyfriend was tired of my attempts at being a top secret photographer.
Then we came home and had a beer sample night, played chess and watched old episodes of Top Gear. He won the chess game… but just barely!
We also played the drinking game Mr. Mustachio. Have you ever played it? I hadn’t even heard of it until a friend told me about it a few weeks ago. Basically, you put a paper mustache on your TV, and whenever the mustache lines up with someone’s face, you take a drink. It’s pretty funny. We did it with Watchmen. Kind of a weird choice, I guess. But I love that movie.
So I’ve been liking this whole mobile photography thing. Most of my pictures turn out like shite but I feel so much more observant of the things around me. Speaking of cool mobile photos, you should check out these ones from Mr. Handsomeface. She posted a link to her blog on Reddit and I’m super jealous of her great captures.
Here are a few I took around town/work this week:
This one was actually taken in the bathroom. I work in a really cool old brick building that happens to be right next to the freeway. The bathroom has this big window that allows me to watch all of the cars and almost-accidents (in fact I saw a motorcyclist almost get hit by a car when I was taking this) from the toilet. Just kidding, I don’t do that. That would be gross! <_<
Anyway, while most of the snow is all melted away, there is still some to be found in the shade.
I actually took this one while I was in the car the other day. Don’t worry, I wasn’t in motion; there’s a ton of road construction going on in the city, so I was parked for a good few minutes. I’m a big stickler about texting/using the phone while driving.
I was also really mad that the car drove by right as I took it, because I was trying to capture the pretty mountains. Oh well.
This is a little post-it note that the woman who previously held my position at work left when she moved. I quite like it.
It seems that people either love mobile photography or hate it. I tend to enjoy looking at the pictures other people take with their smartphones, so I’m hopping on the bandwagon. It’s been fun to try to find cool things to take pictures of even when I’m doing something mundane like working or studying.