Tag Archives: 2012



I was using sparklers for this shot, some­thing that was beau­ti­ful­ly cap­tured by the cam­era as the time lapse went on. In the future, I’d like to end up doing some trick shots using steel wool, fire poi, and oth­er mate­ri­als for bet­ter effect. There is also a back­lit beach fire scene I have in mind that would be fun to assem­ble some­day (but it’s total­ly going to take sev­er­al peo­ple to cre­ate it).

On the sub­ject of steel wool time lapse pho­tos, this video by anoth­er YouTu­ber explains the process in depth (along with the oblig­a­tory fiery eye candy):

State of the Domain

First off, to any­one that sent me an e‑mail over the past month, it seems that a few were eat­en by the serv­er between main­te­nance cycles. Appar­ent­ly there was a spool­ing error which has since been sort­ed out, so if you did­n’t receive a response, please re-send as needed!

And now for some­thing com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent … pho­tos of the ongo­ing jour­ney, and some thoughts on the future of this domain.


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New Horizons

I’ve final­ly moved to the coast!

I’ll give the long ver­sion of things in a moment, but first, here’s a roundup of some of the high­lights on the road to my new home:


And now, my tale in a nutshell …

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Ear Candy!

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, so it’s time to get the wheels turn­ing again.

First up is a song by With­in Temp­ta­tion called Nev­er End­ing Sto­ry. This is one of my favourites from their discography:

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A mariner weath­er­ing the elec­tron seas
Course wrought by sweat and perseverance,
Wreathed in mid­night’s finest solitudes
and the soft rus­tle of char­coal cloth,

To live the adven­ture of these hal­cy­on days,
Des­tined to coa­lesce as tomor­row’s memory.

Let us now lift a glass in remembrance
Of not the seed that failed to bear fruit,
But the tree which spread its branch­es wide
To embrace the heav­ens in all their glory.


I am your songbird,
My voice to uplift you on gos­samer wings
Car­ry­ing this dream past starlight and dawn
Your bosom the nest where­in I soft­ly croon,

My refuge, my muse, my lady and light
Ten thou­sand lives could not sur­pass you
Entwined with­in me, your spir­it­ed strength,
This night our domin­ion to kin­dle the bond

Con­nect­ed and safe, I feel new hopes thrive
Ascend these sil­ver feath­ers and kiss the sun,
Tak­ing to earth the pearl of Helios’ hearth
To sink its radi­ance deep in our hearts

From the void’s dolor­ous bel­fry this morn,
One less choir voice cries in anguish
As the heart lets go, embraces desire
And flies on the wings of a bird.