Sunday, 30 December 2012

Getting Ready for 2013! Bright Ideas style!

So, yeah I shall be writing a blog after this entry on how to get those awesome photos for fireworks; I will give you the setting, what you would need, and post processing to make them even better! I learned this all from Greg Cazillo, Google him my friends! Of course that is saying if I have nothing to do later on so I can actually type an entry for fireworks photography.

Anyways, new year, meaning new logo and watermark. I was going to just change the year on my current logo/watermark, but it was getting too familiar for me. So here is the new logo/watermark, ehr, well watermark technically, the lightbulb splat logo is still the same.

This will be seen in all my projects, mostly photos. As you can see, the project name is no longer Rina and my nickname, it is now a new girl, Haru, and my nickname. LOL

Anyways, cheers to a great 2012 and welcome and even better 2013!

God Bless always!!


Friday, 21 December 2012

Party like its December 21, 2012!

Well, yeah, this is an inevitable post in this day and age; and I am well aware the Mayans didn't particularly say that the world would end on this day, it is just their calendar ending in this particular era to start anew - much like every December 31 is the last day of the year, thus a an era or cycle, to start anew. The Mayans were nowhere to be seen in order to make a new calendar for their new cycle,me thinks.

Now looking at the bright side, then again, there was no dark side to this day at all, is that we can tell our children in the future that we survived the Y2K bug, The Rapture, and December 21, 2012 Doomsday... if you're old enough to have lived past all that. Now that's something you're children will be at awe at. Or think you stupid.

 So, to wrap up December 21, 2012 in this side of the small world, I would like to share a video (not made by me) featuring my favorite band of all time, The Cure, with their acoustic rendition of their own song, appropriately entitled, "The End of the World".


Blasted Printer!

So, my printer clogged up yesterday afternoon, and so there I was using my whatever-know-how and fix it myself. Of course, it wasn't pretty... Ink spilled on my desk, thanks fully, not my main workstation's desk, but pretty darn close!

As the ink is slowly seeping through my bond papers and onto my actual desk, it struck me, "don't waste the ink", and in doing so, I got one 4x6 inch photo paper, had the ink splatter on it, and subsequently let the ink flow to one side and have an artistic effect. I hung it... but did I keep it? Nope. Just long enough to get a photo of it.

Compliment Each Other Like Colors

And oh yeah, surviving December 21, 2012 apparently.


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Inside My Moonpool With Some Caterpillars

That is, of course, a reference to Moonpools and Caterpillars, a Fil-Am rock band, that were prominent in the 90s.

I was too young to actually own my own records, but thankfully having 2 cool sisters who are really into alternative rock, and rock in general, had 1 of their records, specifically their acclaimed album "Lucky Dumpling".

Remembering how my eldest sister would play "Soon" over and over to the annoyance of our parents, but to my delight, and certainly her own. Other songs in that album were and still are amazing up to this day. Not knowing what title the songs were other than for the song "Soon", I care not as I simply enjoyed the tunes.

My eldest sister, Maggie, then went back to the States and decided to live there, leaving me and my other older sister, Debbie, to be the only kids left at home with our parents. As she left, so did the music... Debbie however did take over control of how music would be played at our house; sure, there were alternative rock in her veins and it is heard in the music she'd play on her CD player, but will soon be taken over by R'n'B, Hip-Hop, and the like. A nemesis to one's ears such as mine, who is a true blue, rocker.

When I finally gotten older enough, I finally got to define my own music, albeit, only in my room and not as dominating the house as my sisters' music once did. Purely rock and it's many diverse subcategories, from blues rock, alternative rock, progressive, and heck, even J-Rock, I've heard them all (Well, of course, I am exaggerating).

Years gone past since my sister left for the states, and the idea of Moonpools faded as time went past; just cleaned my room a week ago, and like the Ring of Power showing up to Smeagle's friend (before inevitably being killed by Smeagle and took it for himself and became Gollum; I didn't kill anyone by the way), I found the cassette tape of Moonpools and Caterpillars' Lucky Dumpling and "Soon" became my precious.

Sadly, I no longer have a cassette player, but was enough to remind me to search for their songs at YouTube.

Memories come rushing back in, and the songs I never knew the title of, finally became known to me. It is like finding a lost treasure, only to find out what they really are, and what they really are, are even more special.

Music, to me, nowadays, are just released because the contract demands it and the money is there. Gone are the days where music were written for... the love of it all.

I will not be those wannabes in YouTube saying "Oh, I wish I was not born on this generation, I wish I was born in the 80s" or the like. Well, I grew up in the 90s (Figuratively grew up in the 90s), and I was in the generation most kids dare hope to be born in. Well I say this, even if I were born in 89, I don't wish to be born early enough to enjoy The Beatles in their prime. No. I am happy to be born at 1989, well past the prime of some great bands in their respective era, and happy enough to reap the joys of the internet, knowing that great bands before I was born I can easily read about in Wikipedia and hear in YouTube or the like.

I just ranted there.

Anyways, I am getting out of line.

Might as well end here for now.


Monday, 17 December 2012


Indeed, in the hectic world... in the hectic unforgiving world, sometimes it is just best to play and forget about reality for a little while.

Head into fantasies of dragons and whatnot. Be a hero wielding a two handed sword, draped in golden armor, saving the world and the damsel in distress.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

I Heart Christmas Lights

Finally! My last Christmas vacation is here! I say last because in the upcoming years I will be having duties in the hospitals during the holidays... ah, medicine surely entails many sacrifices, then again, isn't it the same for any job where they hardly get any vacation, let alone, Christmas vacations?

Here's a little something I've been dying to try for the longest time; I made a paper cut out to fit my lens and in the center, cut a heart shape in order to supersede the lens' aperture (diaphragm) blades. This will make the lights appear as the shape of the cut out, in this case a heart, rather than a circle created by the aperture blades.