Before the Coffee

June 25, 2009

Out of Plumb

Filed under: HDR — Tags: , , , , , — beforethecoffee @ 3:07 pm

I’m a little rusty on my farm equipment but I know an out of plumb barn when I see one. I didn’t trespass on this one.

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June 24, 2009

The Gas Contains Lead

Filed under: HDR — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — beforethecoffee @ 9:35 am

It used to be that gas was deadly, now it’s just socially unacceptable.

If memory serves lead in gasoline was phased out sometime in the 70’s but the soil adjacent to old roads still has higher levels of lead. So now you’ve been warned, don’t eat any of the dirt next to old roads.

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The Gas Pump

June 19, 2009

The Fire Hydrant

Filed under: HDR — Tags: , , , , — beforethecoffee @ 6:21 pm

Walking around the outside of Henryton you could still feel the eerie spirits lurking.

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June 16, 2009

The Tile Room

Filed under: HDR, Urban Decay — beforethecoffee @ 7:11 am

I walked into this room and the first thing I noticed was the tile floor. The tiles had drifted from their original position and in some places they were on top of other tiles but all the tiles had shown similar movement. That is strange, maybe vibrations permeate the building at night. With the amount of decay going on, it was also strange that peeled paint and debris wasn’t piled up along the edge of the floor, especially around the window, but there was little. It look like the spirits hired to clean the room did a pretty good job, I’m thinking they worked for Merimaids.

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The Tile Room

June 11, 2009

We Feel Fine

Filed under: HDR — beforethecoffee @ 6:52 pm

Johnathan Harris contacted me to use the image of Jesus in the entrance of Johns Hopkins Hospital for his upcoming book on feelings, “We Feel Fine.” The coolest thing about this is how he found the image. Johnathan is a computer guru that created a clever program that searches the world’s blogs (maybe the universe) for newly posted entries of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling.”  He apparently found my post of Jesus on flickr because I wrote the phrase “I feel…” in the caption.

Go to wefeelfine and start the program. As feelings are harvested around the world they appear as streams of colored dots in a big-bang explosion of particles. Click on a dot and read the feeling, if an image is attached, it will appear too. The colors indicate the category of feeling, blue is sad for example and the size of the dot indicates the length of the text. If you have time, dig deeper for other ways he determines how the world is feeling at the moment.


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