Sunday, October 25, 2009


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?


1 comment:

  1. 1. Calling her Tuesday reminds me of Wednesday from The Adams Family. I've never actually seen an episode, but from what I've gleaned she's nothing like her, which makes the name perfect, of course.2. Your ideas intrigue me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. Your spiritual ideas, that is. I don't care where you put them, as long as it has RSS. I think I can understand your reluctance to share, though. 3. I'm jealous of your weather. Summer ended rather abruptly a couple of weeks ago, and it's been rainy ever since. I don't think I'll see the sun again (in this state, anyway), until April.4. I will hopefully see the sun in December, when my younger sibling (who is also engaged) is getting married. I'm not sure if you knew that.5. I use Picasa for photos, but then again I don't have a big expensive camera, just an ELPH, so the pictures aren't that large, and I've never run out of local hard drive space on my laptop. I back them up to my server too, though. I like Picasa's new face recognition software. It can eat up your time, though. It's like a computer game where you recognize faces from your past, and type their names in, only to have more groups of faces pop up to take their place.