949 – In Our Dreams

It’s Wednesday morning, 5:45am, I’ve been up for an hour now, so has the sun, thus we’ll try to keep this short and sweet 🙂

Let’s begin with two more images of Monday. The first is one more time about the dream of the sky, the urban dream of being on top, although this is a very humble version.

The other is a detail of a motorcycle. The good thing about photographing these things with such a long lens (it’s the Nikon 70-300 VR at 300mm again) is the long working distance. You can inspect it: everything is curved and shiny, but you can’t see me anywhere reflected in all that chrome. This would be impossible to do with a shorter lens.

And with motorcycles we go on. Here’s another one: a detail image and the whole thing. I found it yesterday and I could easily have taken many more shots, but I ran out of time. Honestly, this is not a motorcycle, this is a landscape 🙂

On the SoFoBoMo front there is nothing new to report, at least I do not have any InDesign templates. Processing seven images kept me busy yesterday.

I guess I will take most of the images as I have processed them so far, i.e. I won’t try to re-work them into a common visual style. I will only group them loosely by the “kind of dream”.

Other than that, I still have not decided if I do a one-image-per-spread layout, i.e. the classic photo book where no image interferes with the other, or if I juxtapose images. The latter is more ambitious and harder to do right, but it opens up a whole world of expression. We’ll see. I’ll try both.

The Song of the Day is “In Our Dreams” by Emily Loizeau. I recently found her while following the recommendations on Deezer. They have both of her albums, the debut “L’ Autre Bout du Monde” and her current release “Pays Sauvage“, the one that contains this song, but at the moment they won’t play them to me. I don’t know why, it may be because I have already heard them some times.

Actually I can’t figure out how Deezer works. They have a help page, but they don’t explain why I can hear some songs some of the time but not all of the time. It may be license related, it may be due to a technical problem, because the website has just gone into maintenance mode 🙂

Whatever it is, I don’t care. In the meantime both CDs have arrived from Amazon, I have already ripped them, and all is well.

After Deezer have sorted out their technical problems, I’d still recommend you hear into the album. It has a wide variety of styles and it is really great music. If that does not work, here is a video that I have found on Dailymotion.