Kafka; Our first outing as Theatre Reviewers

Lamia and I woke up Sunday morning and decided that we’d like to be Theatre Critics. We have no experience but it wasn’t such an outrageous thought. As Nabokov describes in the essay I link to below, others wake up and decide to be George Washington or the King of Brazil so what is a Theatre Critic compared to that! Some might say we are even mightily subdued in our ambitions when there’s this great list of ├é┬ároyalty, freedom fighters/terrorists, artists and whatnot to impersonate… About 3 weeks ago we…

Getting the Snow Right

I went to Wilket Creek here in Toronto 2 days ago, It’s snowy and I wanted to get to grips with coping with the exposures needed when you’re trying to get snow to look as it looks in real life. I know that many people now shoot terrible photos in camera and then adjust them to look like masterpieces on Photoshop (the old advice that you can’t make a bad photo good with Photoshop just isn’t true any more I’m afraid), and I do use Photoshop myself at times, but…

Views Around My Room

Lamia has gone to College for the day and I have no keys to get back in if I go out, and since it’s minus 15 degrees today I don’t want to have to hang around in that for hours. But it’s sunny, and I tend to climb the walls if it’s sunny outside and I’m stuck inside, besides which, it’s lovely photography weather and I’m well aware that my photography skills need as much practice as possible. For years I’ve been doing pinhole and artistamp and the advantage of…