New month. New post. New blog design.
Poking around the Blogger interface and realized they've tuned up the back office a lot, with many more options for how this thing looks. Played around with it and spruced the place up a bit.
Actually, Blogger did such a good job that it's somewhat mitigating my desire to get my standalone blog up and running. Will have to see.
As for the pics I had shot this last weekend for a couple of reasons. First, for use in a compositing experiment. Second, because it sports such cool (literally - really cold arena) architecture. I had taken an iPad photo of it some time ago but it deserves better treatment. So here's the community arena in quaint Oakbank, Manitoba...
This is a high-dynamic range capture and is clearly heavily processed. Hey, I'm not a photojournalist. Who says I have to be bound by reality?
But I like the look, and it got me thinking (unfortunately late in the year) that this could make for an interesting collection: The Arena. So during our next game I jammed my lens against the glass before anyone came out, while the ice was still freshly Zambonie'd, and produced this from the Stonewall Arena from a 5-shot bracket...
Doesn't have the flair of Oakbank, but has its own steely vibe going on. So now with the twilight of the season upon me I think I'll need to make a concerted effort to grow this collection.