this week’s levitations

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 This was from earlier in the spring. My parents’ garden just started growing.

 

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 Blooming trees in the neighbourhood :D

 

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 A really warm weekend by Lake Huron.

 

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 This is one of my very favourite so far. At the Toronto Public Labyrinth, with a bit of history:

As many labyrinths are found near the water, this labyrinth is located on the former course of Taddle Creek, a stream that has been buried for more than one hundred and fifty years. The granite blocks that have been set into the paving at the entrance to the labyrinth and the nearby water feature in the square serve as reminders of this buried creek.”

 

Have a great week, everyone!

 

this week’s levitation

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When it’s really sunny out even my point and shoot camera works well with the levitation shoots.

 

levitate20aMike and I spent an afternoon in the Distillery. It was a bit cold and rainy so the streets were quite empty, perfect for photo shoots.

 

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When people saw this they commented that it looked like the creature was sucking me into its mouth. But the storyline I had in my mind at the moment involves a tentative encounter with a creature that everyone was afraid of and avoiding, and finding out that there is nothing to be afraid of at all, that the creature really just wants to be understood. Much like an encounter with fear itself.

 

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And for this one I was thinking about Valley of the Wind, involving a character who befriends mutant insects. This creature used to have one giant red eye. Not sure why it doesn’t anymore.

 

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Floating forward and resting by the pond. These were taken with a phone. Not bad huh.

 

Have a great week, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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levitate15Rainy day.

 

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levitate17… but finally some spring sunshine! (took this one with my own point & shoot resting on a cracker tin :D Not bad huh. Usually these pictures are taken with Mike’s fancier camera)

 

Have been away from the blog for a while taking care of final papers. I made a cardigan a while ago but still haven’t been able to post it! Hope to do that soon. 

Have a lovely week, everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s levitation

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I’m really rather proud of this one.

 

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Inspired by this quote:
“Drinking a cup of tea, I stop the war.” — Stephen Levine

 

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Test shot, but I liked how it turned out.

 

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Double levitation! Need more practice, but it was fun :D

 

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In my parents’ backyard, enjoying one of the first warm days of spring.

 

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Saying hi to my neighbours in the building across the street.

 

Float on! :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

(almost) daily levitation

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I’ve long been fascinated by Natsumi Hayashi’s levitation photos. I have recurring dreams about floating around in air, and her photos just reminds me so much of those dreams. 

It’s pretty good exercise, I think, jumping repeatedly to get a good photo. Given that I don’t really exercise at all, I try to not to strain myself by taking just one picture a day. You can see my very first attempt in this post. The picture above is a second attempt. Mike joined in the fun too :D

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My subsequent attempts over the week. Lounging around on my day off…

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Getting some yarn…

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My best attempt yet! So proud of this one. Love the little clouds in the corner, and Flash Point on TV!

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My most recent attempt. Tea time (please excuse the bag of garbage waiting to go out…).

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I got a lot of inspirations from this photographer, a fellow Canadian from Vancouver! :D 

Also, check out this interview of Natsumi Hayashi on the New York Times blog! So many people in the comments also said that they have flying dreams. What would Jung say about that…

Hoping to levitate outdoors on the grass when the snow melts!

Have a splendid Sunday, everyone!

 

Alright don’t worry even if things end up a bit too heavy
We’ll all float on alright.
– Modest Mouse