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Illuminated Shadows (Happy Holidays!)

The whole thing was shot on the 23rd of December, 2014. From a window of a “design station” (as in design hotel) with a floating lounge overlooking Pacific, then at a Christmas “illumination” event, where the whole town square was lit too bright and over saturated.
The sound, I took it off a webcast at slooh.com for Ursid Meteor shower that was taking place on the same day. I recall it said was recorded in Canary Islands.

Happy Holidays everyone, wish you all a wonderful time. Be safe, keep warm (if applicable), and stay cool. Cheers.

画像は23日に撮影。最初の場面は某市の震災後やけくそで建てたとしか思えないデザインステーションのラウンジ(?)から、残りはクリスマスイルミネーションイベントで。
音源は同日同時進行していた小熊座流星群の音をslooh.comでやっていたウェブキャストからいただいたもの。カナリア諸島で録音していたと確か書いてあった気がします。

では皆様、よいおとしを。

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Budding in Red, Brighter.

Dye Sample Swatch, Spider lily.

Just as salmons are swimming up the stream, my 5 swatches they had returned from the specialists, with dye particles steam set, settled between fabric grains. (What swatches? Refer to the previous post please.)
The photo above is one of the swatches – number 2, the first try at the “line drawing” – getting a quick bath in dye-fixing liquid.
In the following video I included a short footage of me washing off the excess dye in special solution, tap water and magic portion that prevents dye from staining the rest of the fabric.

Also in the video is the sound of salmons inching up the shallows of the river – the same river as I frequented to rendezvous with spider lilies just a month ago – if you listen carefully you’d hear them making splashes.
Like the lilies, they are here earlier this year. Well what’s up Nature may I ask, but then again, what do I know to question their timings.

As for the dyed lilies on the swatches, the color – red – came out brighter post-setting, sorta suitable for the budding of the project.

The project in question is called “Spider Lily Red”, this link will take you to the posts I’ve written since it’s early stages. Thank you for your visit, check back again soon.