It's all you people who know me in real life that make me quiet on here. Avert your eyes. Maybe I'll be more comfortable. I've been going through a lot of spiritual stuff lately. Mostly good. But it's kind of personal to talk about on here. I haven't really used this blog as a platform for that, and I don't really want to mix it in with my usual blog material. Maybe I should open up another part of the page for that type of stuff. There's an idea!
Today I took lots of pictures of my engaged brother and his fiance (what shall your blog name be, fiance of my engaged brother? Are we still doing Tuesday?) I've seen four of the photos and they look pretty good. If anything, today was a perfect reminder that I have NOT done what I've wanted to do since I've been in college - learn how to take pictures! It's kind of like music. I can "hear" in my head what I want the music I play to sound like and get frustrated when it doesn't match. I can also "see" in my head what I want a particular picture to look like but am largely unable to manipulate all the required settings (or my body, or both) to get the result I want. I hate settling for less than my goal but I realize that's an invaluable part of the process sometimes. Sure beats wallowing around down here kicking myself for not practicing (music or photography) more often.
It's really HOT for October. Got up to eighty-six degrees today.
My dogs are highly irritating. Especially the one that's stepped on my supremely swollen toe. Twice. The other one barks at nothing (well he always barks at SOMEthing) but he and I disagree on what constitutes a barkable scenario.
All the picture taking has motivated me to clean up my laptop in preparation to offload a veritable TON of photos onto the external hard drive so I can upload a veritable TON and a HALF of photos from waiting memory cards.
Here's a question - what system works best for you for photo organization and editing? How long do you keep your pictures accessible before banishing them to the external drive?