Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wait, why am I wet?


Cat in a tub.

If not stealing my seat on the couch, that's his favorite place to be.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Flash go boom



lesser tree shrew

This is from Wednesday when I got the cabling, and this is from Friday when I took stuff to the SMH with me. Dealing with getting used to shooting through glass is one thing now that I get to think in terms of multiple planes of shooting, but moreso, I really need to work on setting the flash zoom to something more appropriate than the lens field of view coverage.

That part's going to be kind of a battle, but it'll do for now, as digital is free (as we all know). It'll be a bit easier if I get the 9 foot cable and play with that some. The 3 is great for close-up work and even some general off-camera work (getting shadows from the sides), but is a little too cumbersome to "learn" with.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Hand sanitizer! Fun for photographers and the obsessive compulsive!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


house centipede

This thing sucked at life so much it fell off the wall shortly after I took the picture.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fighting the cold comes with a price

Last login: Mon Nov 5 17:20:47 on ttyp1
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I have to shut down Ace so I can rearrange my room such that my bed isn't touching two outside walls. Since that means moving my desk, it also means no power for a while.

Good run, though.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Prosimians make me smile

ring tailed lemur

Yeah, okay, fine - technically, this was taken last week, but I like lemurs, and that means you have to put up with it.

Battery Change!

Image number 7713 (11/3/07) marks a new set of batteries in the camera body.

Change history:
07/23/06 - 1,151 - 1,151 - Olympus Camedia CR-V3
12/28/06 - 2,812 - 1,661 - Energizer e2 lithium CR-V3
04/30/07 - 4,537 - 1,725 - Olympus Camedia CR-V3
07/22/07 - 6,228 - 1,691 - e2 lithium AAs
11/03/07 - 7,713 - 1,485 - Olympus Camedia CR-V3

I was initially puzzled when I got that last figure, but then I remember I did a lot of on-camera review the last time my mom visited, and also, I've tried to use the camera a few times when it's been colder than normal toward the end of the life span of the batteries.

You may also be interested to know that I got a set of eneloop rechargables to use in my flash. Each battery weighs 27 grams, while each e2 lithium AA battery they replace weighs something on the order of 17 grams.

Oh well.