Thursday, July 31, 2008
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I finally had my hair whacked today. It was getting long and shaggy and some people might be ashamed to be seen in public with me.
But that is not the story.
The story is The Barber Shop. I was walking in a back alley and stumbled upon it yesterday. No advertising. No expensive signage. It is just there.
I went in and waited until my turn and when she was about to start I asked if she tool plastic because I never carry cash. She said no. Cash only. I said I would be back. Just going to run to the bank and of course she said no. Let's do the cut then pay me whenever you can get back.
Of course, I sprinted to the bank when she was finished.
That is the way to run a business. It got her a good tip. It got me a good hair cut.
How could I ever go anywhere else now?
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:05 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
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I am trying to get over the inability to promote myself so I am going to brag.
This is a shot from an assignment, my first National Magazine assignment that will be published in the fall.
The best part is they sought me out. I didn't go knocking on their door.
This is one of the rejected shots.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 5:29 PM
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Even if you are a cedar, you would cry if you could see how the pine trees have died a painful screaming death at the jaws of the mountain pine beetle. Of course it is not the beetle's fault that Global Climate Change has caused their population to explode.
According to Now Public, the beetle has killed off "between 74,000-94,000 square kilometers of forest. To put this in perspective, the worst year of pine beetle infestation resulted in ~75% of all the trees killed and burned in BC between 1959-1999. You read correctly - that's one year compared with 40. Furthermore, it is more than 5 times greater than the annual carbon dioxide emissions from the automobiles and planes in all of Canada."
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 5:13 PM
Sunday, July 06, 2008
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- I got my first camera, a Canon Ft QL, in 1974. It was supplemented by a Canon F1 in 1976 so that I could have a camera for black and white and one for colour. I still have those beauties but now they have eased into retirement. They relax on my shelf beside many other old beauties.Now I use a Canon 5D MK II. How convenient to use one camera for both colour and black and white.