Achtung!

Fuji S602 digital.  1/4 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 200. /

Next to an enormous Rube Goldberg Machine,
The House on the Rock, near Madison, Wisconsin, USA
June 28th 2005

A Lotta Bottle

Fuji S602 digital.  1/10 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 200. /

The House on the Rock, near Madison, Wisconsin, USA
June 28th 2005

What's so funny?

Fuji S602 digital.  1/4 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 200. /

The House on the Rock, near Madison, Wisconsin, USA
June 28th 2005

Beware the lizard!

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The House on the Rock, near Madison, Wisconsin, USA
June 28th 2005

Don't worry. I won't post pictures of every one of the gazillion music machines there.

Musikautomat

Huji S602 digital.  1/12 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 400.  Hand held. /

The House on the Rock, near Madison, Wisconsin, USA
June 28th 2005

There's plenty more where these came from.

dum dadadadum dadadadum dadadadum dadada...

Fuji S602 digital.  1 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 200.  Hand held because I am an idiot and let a key part of my tripod get packed into the moving boxes. /

Part of the HUGE...
collection of automated music machines at
The House on the Rock, near Madison, Wisconsin, USA
June 28th 2005

I believe this was the one that played a weird Jean Michel Jarre-esque version of Bolero over and over and over and over, singlehandedly justifying Alexis's suggestion that the place needs a bar, and that was before we had seen 99% of the House.

noted elsewhere

Andrejs Zavadskis
A Walk Through Durham Township
Brad Knapp
Christoffer Jon Sinnbeck
Deborah Lattimore
Else Kramer
graciform
Invisible Threads
National Geographic
Orbit 1
Paradise.Found
Red-colour news soldier
shutterbug
trashbat

Also recommended is Photojunkie's interview with Andrew of Worksongs, which is one of my favourite photoblogs. I would love to do more urban exploration, but frankly I lack the courage, so the abandoned hotel set from June are as adventurous as I'm likely to get unless I find someone willing to egg me on.

Planter

Fuji S602 digital.  1/1000 second @ f/3.6 & ISO 200 /

The House on the Rock, near Madison, Wisconsin, USA
June 28th 2005

Unfortunately I have no pictures from Madison itself, as I was stupid and left my camera behind when we went out for the evening.

Lake shore

Fuji S602 digital.  1/680 second @ f/8 & ISO 200 /

Gladstone, Michigan, USA
June 28th 2005

Lake Big Lake

Fuji S602 digital.  1/680 second @ f/8 & ISO 200 /

Lake Michigan (I think I translated the name reasonably), from Gladstone, Michigan, USA
June 28th 2005

Flickr 'interestingness'

I've fallen in love with the 'interestingness' feature on Flickr. In some way photos are cherry-picked from everything that Flickr members post, and the selection is unbelievable. Some of the best photography I've seen anywhere, and it's just being given out free by people who do this as a hobby.

Dunes

Fuji S602 digital.  1/680 second @ f/8 & ISO 200 /

Looking inland from Lake Michigan, Gladstone, Michigan, USA
June 28th 2005

Michigan speeding by

Fuji S602 digital.  1/320 second @ f/8 & ISO 200.  From the car window. /

Da U.P., Michigan, USA
June 28th 2005

Hooked

Fuji S602 digital.  1/40 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 400 /

Melinda's parents' cabin, Indian River, Michigan, USA
June 27th 2005

The Mighy Mac

Fuji S602 digital.  1/500 second @ f/8 & ISO 200 /

The Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Straits, Michigan, USA
July 27th 2005

Noted elsewhere

Flickr

I'm experimenting with Flickr for hosting and organising my photos. I'm impressed so far, so I reckon there's a good chance I'll keep using it. I have picked the same imaginative username I always do—eldan—so if you also use Flickr please add me as a contact. I get the impression the service gets more interesting once you know other people who use it.

Stereo receiver



Melinda's parents' cabin, Indian River, Michigan, USA
June 26th 2005

Noted elsewhere

Apologies for the long absence. I was busy arguing with a moving company for a while, and I hadn't anticipated quite how much time I'd waste between that and routine just-moved-to-a-new-city stuff. We have a good home internet connection now, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of photoblogging and catch up with the roadtrip pictures now.

Oh, and it's an extra-long list of links today because I have been looking at other peoples' photos even while I wasn't posting any of mine.


Andrejs Zavadskis
APoD
Brad Knapp
Canned Environments
Canned Environments
Christoffer Jon Sinnbeck
Christoffer Jon Sinnbeck
Chromasia
De-Lineation
Ex Falso Quodlibet
Invisible Threads
National Geographic
National Geographic
Smudo