Archive for February, 2008

A little bit of fluff

Fluff

Trilo, at the top of the stairs waiting to be given out to. Anyone would think I’m just a mean person at heart. It’s a traditional thing to take a photo of a pet, normally a cat immediately after the acquisition of a new bit of photography hardware. I didn’t have a cat handy, so I cornered the dog and took a couple. Fear not though, she did get a tasty doggy biscuit as reward.

I’ve been inspecting the results from the first wedding I shot with the 5D last weekend and I’m massively impressed. Took 840 and for the first time ever, I got over 50% keepers. Closer to 68% I’d say… So then I make a call to see how many photos I have to deliver, and that magic number turns out to be 60. D’oh. Time to do some editing…

Cannibal

Cannibal

Truly horrific! Pictured on Fountainstown beach, among the corpses of many other such cans that seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One can only assume that they devoured each-other in a midnight orgy of cannibalism. Ok, I’ll get my coat…

Quiet Night In

Quiet Night In

It’s basic, it’s quick & dirty but I appreciate it. I came home from work tonight quite tired (I love unpaid overtime) and decided to do nothing but watch bad TV, drink the rest of the bottle of wine in the fridge and take the odd glance at the internet. Oh, and mess around with my newest baby, a 5D. Let’s just say I finally fully appreciate my cheapest lens, the 50mm f1.8 (or nifty fifty/plastic fantastic). I promised myself I’d buy one if nothing new was announced at PMA. Justified in that the amount of weddings I’ll be doing with it this year make it a worthwhile upgrade from the 20D. It’s not that I like spending money, I’ve just gotten used to it over the years…