Wednesday, November 25, 2015

street art

Lohbado did a lot of art while out and about. All it takes is a camera, pen and sketchbook. This is a workable solution if you're on a tight budget and find it oppressive in your damp, crowded basement apartment. With age, Lohbado required more energy to get things done. He no longer had the stamina to approach people and take their picture. Instead, he could sketch people and record some of the things he heard.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Plateau Montreal Images

Walking up Rue Saint Laurent in Montreal, just about everywhere you look there's something interesting to see.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Montreal murals

While riding up Saint-Laurent, Lohbado paused to take photos of murals along the way. It's getting a bit cold to be out snapping away. He could easily have spent an hour there, enjoying the visual richness of the scene. Lohbado planned to go back in warmer weather to enjoy the scene in greater detail. The murals are from the Montreal mural festival. For now, he was content to take pictures, not to mention, being attentive to motorists. After being hit by a car last week, Lohbado no longer trusted motorists. A moment of distraction, or for whatever cause, a motorist could kill or seriously maim someone on a bike. Anyway, it was nice to be out riding and to discover so many interesting sights and sounds.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

boring pictures

Boring pictures require some skill. There are various levels of boring pictures. There’s the sloppy composition, unfocused, overexposed highlights, underexposed shadows. On a higher level, boring pictures take on a certain style. Boring picture style could involve taking well thought out compositions, in focus with adequate exposure. There’s something restful about plain shapes, clear competent images without drama. Photography as discipline involves taking many photos that one knows won’t be masterpieces. Abandon ideas of fruition or applause. Take pictures and don’t think too much, other than about what relates to the task. Critical chatter could be a hindrance. It’s useless to ask: is this going to be a good photo or a boring photo? Is this fascinating or dull? The Lohbado approach is about process. The process of taking photos increases one’s visual awareness and enjoyment.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Santa Claus Parade

It's time to give serious thought to Christmas shopping. That's what Lohbado learned when he stumbled upon the Santa Claus Parade on Saint-Catherine in Montreal. He arrived just as it was starting. The endless prelude of publicity vehicles inspired Lohbado to leave. He headed elsewhere to take photos. He could have stayed and taken predictable parade photos. Maybe next year. But then, there's no real need, since thousands of cameras, especially cell phone cameras, were recording every second.

Friday, November 20, 2015

origin of moronovian universe

Absolute origin is an impossibility, although one could speak of relative beginning, as in beginning of the video or beginning of a new year. The impossibility of origin implies existence of the infinite, as in infinite regress. 
The nature shots are from Kangirsuk, Nunavik from a few years ago. I didn't get the name of the French folk singer. It's a recording from a house party in Kangirsuk, about 2006.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

now what do we do?

Aaahhh! ... now what do we do? Lohbado dreamed of going far away to gaze out the window at greenery and unpolluted sky. Of course, even if you were able to get away, to barricade yourself in a room on the second story of a farm house, thoughts would still occur, momentum of the mind. There's no escaping it. Better relax, lighten up a bit, go for a walk, eat a plate of spaghetti. Don't take yourself so seriously.