The Technomania Circus

July 28, 2009 by ·  

Technomania Circus Stage

Bird’s Eye View Of The Technomania Circus Stage – At The Center For Amusing Arts

When entering the Center for Amusing Arts, enroute to the Technomania Circus Stage in back, you will be greeted by Dr. Techno himself.  He’s a nice guy and seems to love what he does, which is bringing together wicked talent for semi-weekly performances.  He pumps that crowd before, during and after the performances, something that every person on stage needs once and a while.

This coming weekend, July 31 & August 1, 2009 will be the latest installments of the FIRE & BLACK-LIGHT SHOW.  The photos to be taken will surely result in an outpouring of art to be enjoyed by all.

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Everyone Look At Me

July 15, 2009 by ·  

Egocentric Fly

        Not that it would matter to a capitalist, but this giant fly has one of the biggest egos in the animal & insect kingdom. Why else would it go about life in color, when the world is so clearly black & white?

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Police, Homeland Security and Photography

July 8, 2009 by ·  

I returned to the scene of the crime.  As I monitored the progress of the latest Cop Condominium in my neighborhood, I was again challenged by an officer of the law.  The challenge was actually more of a wrestling match, but I had my own back-up present, so I won the challenge.

La Mesa Police Station

Taxpayer Money During A Recession: $12.3 million

What really got me was the complete lack of progress on the police station’s construction.  Maybe the cops in the area should threaten & belittle the construction workers like they do photographers, blacks, homeless people and Norwegians.

So, despite the fact that I was feeling bulletproof from standing toe-toe with a cop and emerging victorious, I wasn’t done for the night,  I found a cannon sitting nearby, so I took an image of it & the moon

Soot The Moon With A Cannon

This is a very old cannon,  What is a cannon anyway?

Maybe if I had the time to deceive people tonight, I would have PS’d a better rendition of the moon.

Hiding Behind A Truck

Hiding Behind an Industrial Truck So The Police Won’t Interrogate Me

Here is your lesson of the night people:  If you are in America and a Cop detains you, DO NOT SAY ANYTHING without an attorney present!

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Fireworks On The 4th Of July

July 5, 2009 by ·  

Infrared & Red Filtered Light

Infrared & Red Filtered Light

        Now, this is something exciting! The Hubble Telescope and the Palomar Observatory look to the far reaches of the outer universe, while simultaneously, men, women, and even children point microscopes downward in search of the mysteries of the INNER universe. Each of the following images represents pieces of matter, hundreds of times smaller than individual atoms, interacting and colliding together in brilliant displays of energy.

Digital Tsunami Moving @ The Speed Of Light

        This model is a 3D snapshot of that same matter a few moments after exploding and releasing their energy.  The energy being released is contained in the red mountains, heading toward you at the speed of light.  If this pure, initial form of energy scaled up into the world as we know it, our ENTIRE MILKY WAY GALAXY would easily fit inside one of the canyons in the lower foreground.

X-Ray Light

X-Ray Light Shows Spokes Of Energy Radiating Into Sub-Atomic Space

        Tube-like structures, of unknown make-up thrust outward from collections of matter, which had previously been pulled together presumably by gravity, or electromagnetic attraction.  These tubes are a mystery to science right now…  No one knows what they are.

Ultra-Violet (UV) Light

UV Light Shows A Violent World Beneath The Base Of The Tubes

        Even with the strongest UV filter available, the internal structure of the tubes could not be seen.  What is the purpose for extending these tubes outward before the explosion?  Do explosions ever happen BEFORE the tube extends out?

Visible Light

Visible Light – Enhanced To Show Detail On Tubes

        This all happened on July 4th, 2009, so there were fireworks all over the universe that night.  Technically, there is no color at the sub-atomic level and these explosion happen so fast that our brains would no even register anything until we were dead from the radiation, but baring all that, this is what it might look like to us, if were were down there.

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Homeland Security At Night

July 1, 2009 by ·  


There are a few things you must remember when using your camera at night, one of them is the mentality of a cop.  This police station is being built right around the corner from current residence of the local police force.  Standing well outside the chain-link barrier, I snapped images of this giant, metal arachnid, all the while noticing that a police cruiser was creeping up on me from about my 5 o’clock.

When challenged by the voice hidden behind a beaming spotlight as to what I was doing, I said I was performing the art of photography.  The arrogant man then asked why I was taking pictures of a construction site at night.  I did not understand what he meant, which is what I told him.  A verbal explanation by my new, spotlight wielding friend made me understand that this particular crime-fighter thought that my camera, which was slung across my body looked like a gun, which is why he was questioning me now.

I politely asked him, “What kind of gun?”

“Excuse me”, he asked?

“What kind of gun is it that you think my digital camera looks like?”

For some reason, this caused him to launch into a typical authority-figure-in-a-no-consequence-environment lecture that was so boringly parental, it caused me to drift off at least twice while I was being spoken to.

Afterward he left & I continued my shoot.  “Viva La Revolucion” was what I shouted into the night as he drove away.  As a non Spanish speaker, I can only guess at what that actually means.  With any luck at all, it means that photography is NOT illegal.

So after that I went and mixed a little bit of flash with a WHOLE LOT of shutter time at a nearby fountain.  This constant flow of water was just what I needed to wrap up my impromptu night-shoot.

Night Fountain

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