Friday, April 10, 2009

You make it easy for me to love

Now isn't this like the best thing you've seen in your life?
hamburger cake ketchup mustard

And then I realize it wasn't a hamburger at all, it was a 3 layered cake.

I don't like sweets.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Snug as a bug in the rug

Well the car's finally back out from hibernation.
Honda S2000 rio spa yellow garage

Welcome home little car, it's been a long winter.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Foot in mouth disease

I got a phone call yesterday morning, and seeing the call display, I pick up the phone and greet her with, "Hi Baby!"

She pauses, giggles and says, "I love you so much."

I laugh.

She asks, "Do you want to do lunch today?"

I reply with a question of my own, "Are you sure you have enough time for lunch today? It's kind of far."

"Yeah," she falters. "Why wouldn't I?"

"Don't you have to be at work?"

She hesitates. "No?"

"No?" I repeat, wondering why she got the rest of the afternoon off.

We talk for another 30 seconds or so, and then she finally says, "Hello?! It's me, (redacted)!"

I groan out loud and inwardly. "Oh gross! (Redacted), why did you keep talking to me after I said 'hi baby'? You should have just said your name."

"Because," she stammers. "I thought you were saying 'hi baby' because I'm the baby in the family...."

Double yuck!

Man, dating a twin is so very difficult if they sound exactly the same on the phone.

And for the record, she did not say, "I love you so much." She probably said, "The family's going to lunch."

Monday, April 6, 2009

Squishy tennis balls

I am not bathing in wealth, and being a wedding photographer probably won't change that.

I have a $30 "office chair" that I want to use, but the caster wheels might damage my wood floors.

I drove to the nearby Staples and on their advice, I bought replacement casters with special rubber wheel that are hardwood friendly. But at five bukcs a pop and needing five of them, tax-in would cost close to $30 - the cost of my chair. Somehow that just seemed wrong.

Instead, I just did this:
tennis ball office chair

And why do I love it? The tennis balls were free.

Come on, you love it too!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

There is no right way

Question: which way do you turn the camera when you're orienting for a portrait shot?

I used have the trigger button facing the sky, meaning I'd twist it 90 degrees counter-clockwise. But I read that it was wrong, because then your elbow would splay out, like a chicken wing, prone to being hit at the most inopportune time in a crowded area.

So I've been holding the camera with the trigger downwards, believing it was the correct thing to do, because one could tuck their elbow in, providing stability.

Then I picked up a photo magazine last night, and one of the articles was how to shoot steadily with minimal shake. Now they say to shoot with trigger pointing up.

It appears that I've been wrong. The D300 vertical grip indicates that it should also have trigger skyward, as that's how the grip was built.

I came to the conclusion that I don't think there's any real correct way. As long as one shoots in a manner that produces tack sharp pictures when needed, twist it however one likes.

That or put it on a tripod.