Thank you! I'm looking forward to catching up on what you've written. Setting aside time to savor it, oh yes.
Thank you. I was rather proud of having applied the correct aperture/shutter speed/focus combo to take it. I kinda sorta know what I'm doing now. Yay.
oh my. my regards to marco.
it's good to have you and tim back on the same day. see my face: :D!
Thank you. I think he's doing okay, although what with both of us being physically exhausted right now it's kind of tough to tell.
We want to see you soon! Must celebrate your new job (congratulations) with food and whisky. What are you doing next weekend? Think you might be able to come over for dinner?
But why has the rum gone?
Because there were nine bottles of it, and the friends who bought it would have been offended if we hadn't drunk them.
Welcome back, muffinpants!
Thank you! I'm glad to hear the job hunt goes well.
Beautimous. Welcome back. You were missed. =)
Can you tell I've read technical books on photography now? I finally overcame my timidity and blew through several. Of course, due to the gap between theory and application it will take me a while to practice everything I've learned but I'm feeling more confident now that I know what to meter from in different situations and can leave my camera in manual mode and dial quickly to the settings I want. Still use autofocus a lot, though, since I don't trust my (astigmatic) eyes.
welcome back, doll. happy new year!
Thank you, and same to you! I haven't made it to the t's yet so still haven't caught up but I hope all is well with you.
2006-01-11 18:40 (UTC)
That's a beautiful picture. I'm having trouble deciding whether I love the flower, the background, or the 3-D-ishness of it the most. Thank you for sharing it.
We missed you!
Hooray for shallow depth of field! If I'd had a telephoto lens on I could have made the background just a blur of green but as it was I ended up liking the abstract criss-crossing of fern leaves so I left it alone. Thank you for noticing. :-)
Dude! I also landed at Heathrow at 6am this morning, from South Africa!
Knackered after long-haul flights club! Members: US!
Welcome back! Now we must all get together and drink whisky, I think. Certainly it can't make my brain feel any fuzzier than it already is.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Thanks for the comment on the photos. I'm flattered that seismic
mentioned me as I consider myself a neophyte, especially with the dSLR. I know lots more than I did a month or two ago, but still have lots of practice to get under my belt. The posts tagged "photo" are all over the place in terms of quality as some of them are shots I took just for personal remembrance rather than trying for compositional excellence or correct exposure. If you're interested in browsing more, some of my favorites are shots I've taken with the rather inflexible Lomo Supersampler. It's a hit-or-miss film camera - mostly miss, but when it hits, it hits hard. Those are cunningly tagged "supersampler
2006-01-12 14:41 (UTC)
oo! nice work on the photo!
i can't wait to see more, & hear more. mmm i mean, read more though, of course!
I dropped off my film for processing today and I have downloaded and organized all my digital photos. I have my trusty notebook with all my travel entries. Now begins the laborious writing-up and photo-culling/editing.
Speaking of hearing more, maybe I should make an audio post. Hee.
Huh, I was just wondering where you had gone. And then I remembered that you are the travel pirate!
Give me all your piña coladas! Arr!
There isn't much traveling in my immediate future, but I think I'm glad about that for the moment. In Feb or March, Marco goes to LA for two weeks so, lacking the need to ensure that someone else eats, sleeps and has clean laundry, I'll probably put my pack on my back and gallivant around England. Or Wales. Or Scotland. Or all three. Beginning in around June, I'll be going lots of places. The manthing has 30 days of holiday this year.