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Images of Canberra – More Fog!

By johnboy - 24 June 2009 30

RandomGit has sent this photo in with the following note:

    Taken on a Canon Digital Ixus 100 IS. Pity I couldn’t budge the ice cream van out of the shot.

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dvaey 5:31 pm 24 Jun 09

Slightly off-topic, but I just returned from Melbourne, after our flight reached about 50km from Canberra and had to return due the airport closing. About a dozen flights into Canberra had to be cancelled due to the fog being so thick. Interesting there was nothing about it in any media today when we returned though.

astrojax 4:50 pm 24 Jun 09

houellebeqc wrote a fantastic volume on lovecraft you fans here should all read… s’entitled: ‘against the world, against life’ of course…

as for photo tips in fog, thing is mainly composition and try not – as in any night shot – to have too much non-image forming light bearing directly into the lens. exposures will of course be long, again, as for any night shot. i’d suggest as a rule of thumb to try to use a tripod when the shutter speed as a percentage of the second will be more than the focal length of the lens (eg, if the speed will be 1/15th of a second, then any lens longer than 15mm (very wide!) will likely leave you with some camera shake… even in bright light this rule applies; so lesson is to learn to know what the shutter speed will be ebfore you take the shot, or type the word ‘before’ wrongly)

ant 3:16 pm 24 Jun 09

G-Fresh said :

Playing football last night was so awesome. The coach formed an eerie silhouette at the side of the pitch

You need to re-write that in Lovecraft Horrible Crap-ese to fit in with this topic.

G-Fresh 3:00 pm 24 Jun 09

Playing football last night was so awesome. The coach formed an eerie silhouette at the side of the pitch

Skidbladnir 2:42 pm 24 Jun 09

Hidebound editions of Lovecraft?
Are strangely soft and warm to the touch?

ant 2:36 pm 24 Jun 09

Bah.

Jim Jones 2:15 pm 24 Jun 09

Emlyn Ward said :

Incidentally – I was in Dymocks (or was it Borders?) in Sydney a couple of weekends ago and saw a very large BLACK paperback edition which contained Lovecraft’s Works.
It wasn’t too pricey and I was sorely, sorely tempted…

That’s ‘Necronomicon’ – a new collected edition of Lovecraft’s prose works (leather bound) done by the same people who published ‘the Complete Conan’ (which is also really cool, albeit in a different direction).

Jim Jones 2:14 pm 24 Jun 09

Lovecraft is awesome, but if you read too much of it in one sitting, it can become a bit repetitive.

– There was a young man who: visits a strange New England Town/comes across a strange book/has an odd dream
– Which leads to intimations of supernatural and otherworldly activity
– He goes adventuring to find …
– something horrible (I’d like to say more, but it’s so inhuman and eldritch and undescribable that it would send you mad)

The tone and atmosphere of his works is awesome though: the implied horror is always greater than the revealed horror.

RandomGit 2:07 pm 24 Jun 09

All this Lovecraft is giving me a geek boner. I propose a Riot ACT photo comp of spooky Canberra images, with horror oddities placed in the background. I could just see a guy in a hoodie with glowing red pinprick eyes standing next to the ice cream van, veiled in shadow.

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