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Next I'll be Making a Radio from Coconuts

The replacement for the conductor ribbon I ripped in the course of removing the infra-red low-pass filter from my old camera arrived today. It was no big deal to replace and within minutes I had a fully-functional camera again. Then I went on to cobble this together:

And just what is this thing? Why, it is a slide holder containing a piece of exposed colour negative (black to the naked eye) duct-taped to a chunk of toilet paper tube, of course. And just why would I do such a thing?

Because the circumference of a toilet paper tube happens to be just the same as the barrel of the lens on my old camera, making it the perfect way to hold the black piece of exposed negative in front of the lens.

And what possible use is that?

Well, it turns out that exposed colour negatives may be black to the naked eye, but they are transparent to infra-red.

Seeing Things Differently

You'd think that with the new camera, my old one wouldn't be that useful anymore. Not so! I made a slight modification to it today and now it sees infra-red light:

Not exactly high art

Bus Stops
Four second exposure with the new camera! This is very fun!

Oringinal post:

Don't care anymore

Ex nihil nihilo fit.

Pardon the stereotypical gothiness of this, but everything sucks. I am, put mildly, unhappy. There are a number of things "wrong":

I need a better camera

Well it's done. I finished the painting of Daevina. The photo of it looks like crap, as do most of the photos of my paintings in my portfolio because my digital camera is cheap like borscht.


Just waiting for a process to finish in the background. I often wonder how much of my life has been spent waiting for blue lines to crawl across my computer screen. But what the hell, I'm getting paid for it. The idea of getting paid on a regular basis started to sink in last night at the club. Not only do I have my rent and bills sorted out for this month, but I have the next six month, (and longer if I take the full-time job) lined up. I've been mentally shopping since the idea started to gel.


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