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Buckle UP!!! It’s da 200th MEGA-Post!!
Welcome to the 200th Post of this humble little site! Jeez La-wheez it’s been a while since the last update on this site – the past few weeks have been super busy with hanging an exhibition of some of my photographs in a sweet little tea shop here in Bend – for those of you that aren’t able to make it in person I’ve included the selection of photographs on display below. But let’s get some tunes rockin eh? Hit the ol’ play button below and get some background music to set the mood :]
Alright, so here is a gallery of what is currently hanging in Townshend’s tea shop here in Bend, Oregon (the captions have the same text as the placards near the hanging photos).
Formed by billions of freeze & thaw cycles and the umbrella-like protection of their capstones, Hoodoos slowly emerge from eroding landscapes. These two (on the Utah / Arizona border) seemingly doff their capstones to each other in recognition of their unique existence.
The weather of the New Zealand’s west coast is unpredictable at best. While on a beach near a small town named Haast, the variables of weather, lighting, and positioning all aligned to grant this recording.
Against menacing odds, this tree has taken root on top of a sandstone mound in the inhospitable climate of Southern Utah. Triumphantly perched above its withered neighbors, this tree is somewhat of a phenomenon
Near a crash landed B-23 aircraft 20 miles north of McCall, Idaho, a charred stump plays its part in the new generation of wildflowers.
Near incomprehensible in its formation, this curved glacial stalactite also helps form the profile of a hidden apparition. This shot was also taken at Rob Roy Glacier in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
Near Mt. Shasta, there is an incredible rock formation by the name of Castle Crags. How many clouds have drifted past these spires of granite?
An abandoned corral/stable on the coastal bluffs near the Catlins Forest Park (at the southern tip of New Zealand), is now a habitat for lichen.
Just to the east of Death Valley, Rhyolite, Nevada was a bustling town of near 5,000 residents in the early 1900’s. With the depletion of ore, the population dwindled to 0 within a decade. Testament to the lunacy of Boom bust economies.
Too heavy and cumbersome to relocate, the vault in Manhattan’s bank (western NV) is still mostly intact and now accrues only rust through its seasons.
While exploring geologic features that were the result of a massive pre-historic earthquake, the discovery of a sheep skull in a wall cavity was made. Almost ceremonial, the contrast in elemental material as well as timescale was intriguing
Said to be the remnants of a mythical canoe wreck, the Moeraki boulders are a natural phenomena turned folkloric relic of the Maori people. Hypothesized to have taken 5 million years to develop & form, these boulders bring thoughts of massive time-scale.
The special set of circumstances necessary for the creation of Coyote Buttes (also known as ‘The Wave’) in Northern Arizona have made the formation literally one of a kind. Textures abound in this special locale.
This photo was taken inside an ice tunnel at the rob roy glacier (near New Zealand’s Southern Alps). The 8 second exposure allowed for the capture of the spout of melt water from the tunnels roof. 2 minutes prior to this photo a spire of ice weighing tens of tons collapsed right behind us.
With consistent on-shore winds pounding the southern tip of New Zealand, the lee-ward side of stones is the only safe haven for shrubs to grow. Literally sculpted by the strong and regular gusts, these shrubs have a very streamlined aesthetic to them.
While fireworks dazzle spectators for mere minutes, the moon has enchanted life-forms for millennia. Hypothesized to be the relic of an ancient collision with a Protoplanet, the moon has been crucial in Earh’s development.
Located in N.E. Nevada, Metropolis was a business venture to create a farming district in the high desert of the Great Basin. This chalkboard and the schoolhouse it resides in, are some of the only evidential bits of the failed endeavor.
Designed by Albert Kahn, the Packard Auto Plant was part of the reinforced concrete revolution in industrial building construction. It’s mile long skeleton still stands as a haunting reminder to the shifts of economies and manufacturing.
Documentation of the actual photos on the walls of the tea shop are forthcoming. Before we continue with the rest of the 200th Post festivities I must do a quick ‘plug’ / self-promotion bit: If you yourself would like to have a print of one of the above images, please drop an e-mail my way @ firstname.lastname@example.org , and we can go about either sending a digital file or fully framed piece your way.
Okay, so by now you’ll probably be needing an audio re-fill for the background – give one of these 3 tracks a spin (or alll):
While the blues re-hash of John Lee Hooker booms, or the swanky samples of J Dilla are bumping (or the other track in the case that the SoundCloud tracks are being uncooperative as they sometimes are), take a gander @ the gallery below for some mind bending bits that I have collected from around the internet:
To wrap it all up, let’s dive into some vidz right quick:
Because of the recent entry into the year of the snake here is an amazing (and somewhat savage) Chinese Zodiac animated montage:
And finally, a brilliant opening from a Bollywood Cop movie:
Well, if you’ve made it all the way down here, thanks for your enthusiastic reading and being a part of this experimental web blog called Capturing Capacity !! All the best, and see ya real soon!
ANOTHER KUPLA HUNDEE COMIN’ RIGHT UP!
Thanks to sites like : penabranca.com , patternity.com, http://blog.yimmyayo.com/ , and anotherreader.com for the constant flow of imagery they intrigue with (most of the images in featured in the mixed bag are from these sites).