Saturday, September 27, 2008

Went to a Football Game

Yesterday I went to my first football game.
It is true I have not ever gone to a football game before at all. This time wasn't big. It was a simple game between my school and my cousin's school.

Merivale against Sir Robert Borden.

I only went at all to witness my cousin take on my school's team. After waiting almost two hours after school I eventually found out he actually wasn't playing due to a football-related injury. He instead sat on the opposite side of the field, spectating.
I found that watching a football game is actually kind of boring and goes on forever. It just looked like a lot of people tacking and piling on each other violently. I didn't really feel the adrenaline or see too much of the meaning behind the players' moves and actions. I had to take photos for the event but I only stayed an hour as I wanted to leave with my aunt and other cousin who'd come to watch her brother on the team not play.

When we left, Borden was ahead by 24 points.

The only thing here is, when other teachers found that I was photographing the event, they got the idea I could to the same for any other event, like Field Hockey on Monday.

I hope not to become a sports photographer. While I do like action shots, I am bored by the whole event itself and I prefer the short one bus ride home than the longer two buses.

Maybe I can charge money...

Nah. It's really for the school. I would like by next year to have my own vehicle so I don't have to worry about buses and routes and stuff and I can just go home myself. Then everything would be fine.
Until then, everything is as it is.

-Justin C.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Here is a Timelapse video I made a while ago.

This is really just to see if I can embed one of my videos from YouTube here.

More here.


Aerial Scan

Well I got my scanner. It works quite well. It's a Cannon CanoScan 4400F, with up to 1200 dpi quality. I have some very urgent old damaged things to scan before they're further damaged or ruined by time/foolishness. My aerial photo, above, is an example. It is of of the Strandherd area of Barrhaven, c.2002.

What's also interesting here is I did something I don't usually do ever: I joined a team at school.
It's easy to see now that it's starting off as a busy year for me. Lots of scanning. Being in a club, on a team. This is almost all new to me as I typically never have anything to do, and it's welcoming.

-Justin C.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tests, Clubs, Scanners, etc.

Just got back from the Media blog (I'm a student contributor of the class's blog) and found they were three hours backward in time.

I noted I was really busy this week. After debuting in the camera club today I have to host it next week myself because the teacher's off on a Jewish holiday. But this is moving along here. I got my first response to this project; my aunt is very excited and inspired I've started this. I've told a few other friends, and they're checking it out also.

For today, here's a few things I created out of my own creative thinking (above). I got my inspiration from TV Guide. The one on the top is myself; the one below, my friend Tyler.
The photos were taken on the bus ride home. It's nice to have it in the format of a fake magazine cover. But I don't look that messy in real life.

Days are getting cooler. Every morning's getting darker. Every time span the furnace is off is getting shorter. Winter's on its way and winters tend to be either huge here or almost non-existent. In 2006-2007 we had absolutely no snow until March. This spring we had a snowstorm in March of about 50cm of snow. It almost melted as fast as it came down.

I'm still thinking about scanners. I know I'm getting one. I really need every important drawing, document or photograph as digital data so it doesn't degrade as quickly over time. Natural Resources Canada uses scanners to convert their eighty-year-old aerial photos into digital data so they can't degrade to nothing to be lost forever. I've got the same intent.

So let's get on with it.

-Justin C.

Monday, September 22, 2008

9 Years running now

I should make sure to mention today my half-brother turned 9, making him eight years younger than me aproximately again. Well, it's always been approximate but when the age says it's eight years younger then it looks more approximate.
The photo up there is of myself and my brother (Nelson) at High Falls in Algonquin Park this summer.
There is an interesting similarity here: both our birthdays are on a 22nd. One other interesting similarity between both of us is - we don't smile in photographs often.
Yeah. So - happy birthday Nelson. Even if we all celebrated it yesterday.
-Justin C.


Here is something to make this page more diverse in look and attractiveness.

The photo is of Cambridge Street in Chinatown. There is a larger, more detailed version here on Flickr.
-Justin C.

Season Premiers

Well, I did say that I will be writing about my interests. So here's one:
This Tursday the season 5 premier of The Office will be airing at 9PM Eastern Standard Time.
It won't be easy to wait for then as I have a darn math test tomorrow (I hate math) to get through and time tends to pass slower when you're waiting anxiously for something, so it will be a great time when it comes. Lots of things to find out and storylines to unravel/continue.
But at least I will be occupied throughout the week. I'm going to be investing in a scanner and my school's football team (The Marauders) are going against Sir Robert Borden on Thursday or Friday (my cousin is in the SRB team - not easy to figure out where my loyalty lies there) and I've other things to worry about (like the math test) so it will be interesting.
Very interesting.

-Justin C.

Here we go

Well. This is my first posting here on this blog and happy to be able to accomplish such a feat without any fees.
So, for a first notice, this blog here will most likely be a compendium on my significant experiences, interests, opinions, and thoughts. I'll try not to be boring of course.
I got the idea of such a blog from what my teacher did. He created an entire blog for the class and as I've always liked the thought of having a blog on the Internet, and the fact that I only need a Google account (which I already had) this would be a perfect chance.
This won't stay the same. It will change over time, as I'm only starting now.
So, with that in mind, here we go. This will ultimately evolve over time into a much more complex and fun site. Here's to that.

-Justin C.