Saturday, October 28, 2006

When the original looks like crap...

...and you tweak it but that doesn't really help, why, then it's time to old-photo it. (Ah, the verbing of America.) Presto. Crap shot becomes...something else, with a perhaps Passage to India feel to it (okay, maybe I'm reaching there, but let's just go with it, okay?). Why are there two little girls on an elephant, with a strange building in the background and a man leaning on a fence, watching as they're led...where? What would E.M. Forrester make of this?

Elephant ride at sunset
Elephant ride at sunset
September 30, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What's this?

Why, it's a post! Before another month has gone by! Jump back!

I think I was playing with exposure when I took this--but I really have no idea. I have a few dozen takes of the same shot, all with different settings. So, I was trying to do something. I'm not quite sure what, though...

This was the best of the bunch. And whatever I was trying to do, I did at least nail the lighting and exposure (but drat, pity about that blur of motion in the bottom left corner, drat); this was outside, in my garden, mid-day.

Going through photos from this, I am so behind
July 30, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

Oops, I did it again

Bleepity bleep, but how has almost another month gone by since my last post?!

Here's the scoop: I've been busy. (You may have guessed this.) Work's doing its level best to be insane (for those of you not in the know, I'm a senior editor for a legal publisher, and since this is an election year, we're buried in, well, legal stuff); and in what passes for my spare time, I'm deep into the third (or is it the fourth?) and dear-god-but-I-hope-this-is-the-final draft of a novel I've been working on for the last five years. Work + novel + the kidlets + all the other usual blah blah blah = reduced time for photos. Alas.

That said, a few weeks ago I did manage to get out and enjoy a beautiful fall day. Fall's already over here--it's cold, most of the leaves are already fallen, I hear that they've had somewhat serious snow up north, it's cold, this morning when I left for work there was a light dusting of snow on the van, and did I mention that it's cold? And it was a rather subdued fall--there'd been a drought earlier this summer, and that stressed out the trees, and so the colors weren't quite their usual glorious selves.

But it was nice while it lasted.

Beautiful day for a bike ride
Beautiful day for a bike ride

(Pete is not one of the above bikers, btw...He and Joel were home-brewing that afternoon.)

Vine and Tree
Vine and tree

October 1, 2006

I'd promise (again) to try to be better about posting a little more regularly...but...Well. That'd be silly, wouldn't it?