July 31, 2008

Seated next to a trash can, I continue my quixotic search for the double-fisheye effect.

Intelligentsia in Silver Lake

Where are we? At Intelligentsia, in Silver Lake....

Intelligentsia in Silver Lake

Where dogs are comfy fuzzy foot rests:

Intelligentsia in Silver Lake

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18 comments:

Ron said...

I really love the dog pic; he's an excellent color match with the blue tile of the floor and the woman with the laptop seems visually seperated into her legs/skirt and her face with the excellent smile...

I marvel at your picture taking, even when the fisheye gets a bit heavy from time to time...

rhhardin said...

Proper dog conversation, which took place over one minute and six seconds this evening, for example. (6 photo slide show)

Flickr shows it backwards, but it makes sense in either direction.

rhhardin said...

It's not a trash can. It's a differently owned can.

Theo Boehm said...
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Theo Boehm said...

Looks like the interior of the Restaurant at the End of the Universe on a slow afternoon. 

Unfortunately, the cafeteria at the Griffith Observatory is named 'The Café at the End of the Universe.'
Might be interesting to get some pictures of that, just to see if, for example, the universe really ends.

Just about the only way we'll ever be rid of Maxine.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Give it up with the fish eye for every single shot you show us. Please. Not only nauseating but boring.

Sorry.....just my opinion.

Chip Ahoy said...

The dog owner learned the dog relaxes as long as the owner maintains body contact. Fingers gently pinching an eartip, a toe on the back or bum will do. If the owner removed her toe, the dog would become aggitated. I've tested this on my own dogs with a single finger tip barely touching the top of their head. Remove the finger, and the dog is all, what? What? They look around. "What went wrong, where's our connection? Return the connection, and they relax. Canid psychology. It's caused me to wonder, just who's zooming whom?

Fish eye. Hey, it's how Escher got his start. Not nauseating. Not boring. In fact, lovely and interesting. Second opinion. <-- Elevates opinion to fact. It's great because it gets a lot more into the frame. Cures photographic myopia.

Ralph said...

Am I correct that Mexicans seem to like large amounts of rather lurid shades of blue? It reminds me of the sterile orange & blue accents mediocre architects used in the 70's, but in huge doses and on exteriors (and concrete).

vbspurs said...

The dog photo is off da chain.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

OMG OMG! I finally figured out who Chris reminded me of.

Are you sitting down?

HIM

ESPECIALLY HERE

Womanhood lost a big-time hunk, man. Sucks.

Cheers,
Victoria

Chip Ahoy said...

Ha ha ha. That is so funny. Come'on, Chris, do the Presley twitchy snear. Say, "Thank you. Thankyouverymuch."

bearbee said...

The dog owner learned the dog relaxes as long as the owner maintains body contact....

Cats do the same. When they lay down next to you they stretch out a paw which accidently brushes against your arm, maintaining a very light contact. Slightly move that arm away and they will imperceptibly further stretch the paw to reestablish contact.

The dog has wolf eyes.

ron st.amant said...

Be careful reaching the double-fisheye effect, Ann...I'm almost positive it could lead to something bad, like ripping a hole in the space-time continuum or something...remember with great power comes great responsibility!

P. Rich said...

ALERT!

Althouse. You are being stalked by a young, dark haired man. He has appeared in far too many photos for this to be a coincidence. Take cautionary steps.

That is all.

Ron said...

fortunately for Chris, his Madison Mafia of mom won't let him eat too many fried banana sandwiches...

about the girls, pills, booze, and white jumpsuits, Chris, m'man, you're on your own...

vbspurs said...

HEY! The Elvis comparison was a COMPLIMENT.

Young Elvis was a total babe. Unrelatedly, but still impressively, he was the most talented performer of the 20th century, save for Frank Sinatra.

Chris also reminds me a little of John Turturro, but only around the eyes.

Cheers,
Victoria

bearbee said...

rhhardin said...
Proper dog conversation...

Another proper dog conversation

Christopher Althouse Cohen said...

I'd much rather look like Elvis than John Turturro.