20
May
11

Wanderings

My computer is in my room most of the time. It is connected to the internet of tubes via a magical wireless connection. This wireless connection is with a router on the floor below, maybe a dozen feet or so away, separated only by a layer of concrete and sometimes my legs.

The seemingly gargantuan task of pushing radio waves through this apparently vast expanse that, according to my router, is filled with lead is sometimes too much for my standard “SoHo” router. I’ve come to despise and hate it. Among the giants of the wireless networking world, the D-Link 2640U is but a retarded child forever trying to lick his elbow.

All of that is besides the point. It’s Vesak season here in sunny infernal Sri Lanka. I fell sick on the first day and could not leave the house. On the second day(yesterday) I was still sick but also bored half to death of staying at home when the entire country had turned essentially into what I imagine the insides of a carebear look like.

So off I went, replete with camera and fever, to walk about and take in the sights of what I best understand as some kind of pagan christmas, except without the gifts. Or the trees.

I’m not sure if it was the dizziness from walking around too much or actual atmosphere but it felt so… rushed. There were crowds of people everywhere, standing around, strolling from thorana to thorana, standing in line at the dansalas or just running amok on the streets.

There were lights.

Whoever made it all happen could throw a wicked disco. Not that I would attend it. My dancing skill is the polar opposite of my being awesome skill. So many lights. It looked like my current wallpaper, which I am quite attached to.

I noticed that most of the pictures could be made to look better simply by making them look very out of focus. Bokeh’d.

Observe:


Neither is a particularly great picture, but the blurry one simply looks better. It turned out to be the case on a lot of images. Not a good reflection on my skills on taking pictures, I’m afraid. Those should be up on flickr in a few days. The regular ones.

On the way back home I was a wheezing wreck, thanks to some overenthusiastic bounding over the barriers around the Beira lake and a sprint to catch a bus. My body was too busy killing virii and generally being a jerk by increasing my body temperature so that it looked like I’d just stepped out of a shower with most of my clothes on. I kept steadfastly staring out the window and was treated to a kaleidoscope of light, colour and well, people. Sri Lanka is an awesome place to be in sometimes, even if the people on the bus crinkle their nose when looking at you and you nearly black out on your seat.

Now to hit publish before I fall asleep.

I have to get to work in about four hours. Aiyo.

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9 Responses to “Wanderings”


  1. 1 Chavie
    May 20, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Love the bokeh’d one! 🙂 Did you visit Batman’s place of residence? 😀

    Get well soon!

  2. 2 Jack Point
    May 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Nice picture. I had a look at your Flickr page, some excellent photographs there, the sunsets at Marine Drive and the untiltled train with sunset are brilliant.

  3. 3 Delilah
    May 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    beautiful. and where is this flickr page?

  4. 5 gutterflower
    May 21, 2011 at 2:47 am

    So pretty!

  5. 6 dee
    May 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    LOVE the second one 😀 nice

  6. 7 Sabby
    May 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I actually like the first picture better. The details in the lighting is fantastic.
    I also think bokeh’s are an excuse to cover a badly taken shot 😛 😀
    *runs away*

  7. May 30, 2011 at 9:59 am

    u got some neat pics.


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