Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Messin' with the Moon

I posted a moon shot a week ago or so, taken the night before the official full moon in April. This shot was taken the following night -- or more properly, the morning of the following night. I wasn't happy with any of the shots I took, actually. This may have something to do with the fact that it was 4:00 in the morning, and my focus is never the best at that hour, somehow.

Anyway, I messed with it a little, bumped the saturation levels and the contrast, and this version is a little closer to what I saw that morning. Still fuzzy, but come on -- how much clarity have YOU got at that hour of the day?


Vancouver writer Karen X. Tulchinsky is celebrating the selection of her novel THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES LAPINSKY as this year's One Vancouver, One Book selection. Just to show Karen X. that we forgive her for setting the story in Toronto, here's the scoop on her celebration reading:

Join award-winning writer Karen X. Tulchinsky as she reads selections from her critically acclaimed book, The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky.
7:30 p.m. Alice Mackay Room, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Seating is Limited .

The Vancouver Public Library describes this story as 'A knock-out novel full of heart. Discover
the hopes, dreams and pain of the Lapinsky family in Depression-era Toronto in this poignantly universal yet unique story of a close-knit Jewish immigrant family.'


Local cool dude Todd Wong (aka Toddish McWong ) sent me a link to some of the great pictures he got at the BC Book Prize Gala the other night. This is a stalker-shot I got of Todd at that self-same event, as he stood, unaware, with Walter Lew. Walter apparently flew in from California that day to celebrate Rita Wong's nomination (and subsequent win!) for her book of poetry, FORAGE.

Another of Todd's projects is his involvement with the preservation of the Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver. You can check out the shots he took at the April 25th event here.


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