With an evening to wander about after visiting the flower whatsit building, I knew it was time to take a picture of this:
Not only is it my hotel showing its festive cheer, but it also reminds me fondly of 8-bit graphics. Think of all the things that could be accomplished with this system! A diorama of Black Mage pulling out the Hadouken to annihilate some random encounter, perhaps. The possibilities are endless. Of course, nobody will ever give me control of such a system. Likely for these exact reasons.
Anyway, my wandering did serve to teach me one specific thing: I really suck at photographing the combination of darkness, light, and movement. If you’re interested in some proof, check out this thing I found along my wanders: a burning fountain!
Yeah, really doesn’t convey the majesty of what was actually a masterful combination of two opposing elements. Mostly just conveys that my photography needs work. *sigh*
Depending on who you are, you might find this even more fascinating: A horse and carriage done up all Cinderella-style with pumpkin enclosure and everything!
What’s most fantastic is that this was my best picture of it. I deleted two that were even worse. I thought I might restrict myself to a closer target, but that didn’t work out much better:
If only that horse hadn’t had all 4 feet on the ground, it might look better: “Look how fast this horse was moving!”
Instead, it’s just a blurry picture of a horse. Which probably is of little interest to anyone. But I put it up here just in case.
I shall no more show off my bad pictures, but I thought these ones were interesting in that they really showed me that those three particular elements were really good at combining into something that I couldn’t ever get a good picture of: dark, light, and speed.