Five Feet High and Rising or Maybe Less Than an Inch

I woke up early with my to do list at the ready. The to do list which I had, very productively, made the night before. After stumbling around to make coffee, I discovered I had a flood to deal with. Yes, of the watery kind. We have had some crazy amount of rain and my hobbit hole was flooded while I slept. Early morning shenanigans are not my cuppa.

I rushed above ground to find the PA and get assistance. We toweled, mopped, and tossed things in the trash. I whined over the loss of a few items like an American Cinematographer magazine I'd been saving for a few years, a Filmmaker magazine I was holding onto, several fashion magazines with editorials by some of my favorite photographers, and a stack of old telephone books (which, I'd been planning to recycle anyway). Unfortunately, I had three stacks of books on the floor that I've been using for research. I think the will dry out okay.

And then my day continued with less water. For a while, at least.

Some links I've been meaning to get to the past few days are waiting. So, thusly I link.

Over at Lambda Literary the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards have listed the current submissions.

If you are a UK citizen there is a petition to pardon, computer pioneer, Alan Turing. Mr. Turing was arrested in 1952 for being homosexual, he killed himself by cyanide poisoning in 1954 after suffering chemical castration and the wreckage of his life. Read more about it at BBC News and they have link to the petition.

If you've ever lived or visited the southwestern United States then you will appreciate this trailer for TimeScapes. It's breathtaking.

TimeScapes 4K from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.


Tom Lowe is the filmmaker and here is a bit from his vimeo page:

This is production footage from my forthcoming debut film, "TimeScapes," a portrait of the American Southwest. This video was filmed and edited at 4K (4096x2304) resolution, four times greater than regular 1080p HD. A 4K DCP file is available upon request. Shot on Red Epic and Canon RAW still cameras.

And now it's time to return to fighting the flood waters again. I will be quite happy for the rain to stop for a while. In the meantime, I will turn up the new deadmau5 album and make the best of it.