Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Stamping

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Friday, November 29th, 2013

Scribbling

Iris & Mami do some coloring.

 

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It is not easy to get the caps off of markers.

 

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Big people have trouble, too.

 

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Serious scribbling.

 

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

I invited some Canadians over to my house for the cultural experience of a USA Thanksgiving.

Mami played with Iris while I cooked all day.

 

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Then we ate.

 

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Martin’s family aren’t big eaters, so Iris had to help them out.

 

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We all help each other out.

 

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After dinner, Papa and Papi went back to work in the basement.

 

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It is safe to watch through the hole in the floor.

 

 

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

It was cold out today.

Snow fell last night, melted on the driveway and turned to ice.

Iris quickly fell. “Ice,” I said.

“Ice,” she said and walked, sliding her feet.

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Playing in the Lightroom

It is fascinating how easy it is to quickly recover areas obscured by poor lighting.

 

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It is equally easy to overdo the effects.

 

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Po[r]ker

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Joshua and Iris were playing po[r]ker.

 

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But Joshua,

 

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unable to keep a straight face,

 

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lost woefully.

 

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Later, Ben came by and played by himself.

 

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He really cleaned up.

 

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This issue of the One-O-Four Post is dedicated to Don Cole of Fairbanks, Alaska. 

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Tea with cattle

I went to the orthodontist today. I won’t be doing that much longer.

Iris’ favorite part is waiting, when we get to play with toys.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Dolly & Lamby

I received my flash, light stand, reflective umbrella, and connecting cable in the mail.

The first challenge was to make the flash fire.

Then I got two willing subjects to pose.

They were able to stay still a long time while I fiddled with everything.

I think there must be a better way to attach the flash & umbrella to the stand.

The way I have it, I can hardly angle it down at all.

Eventually I got a 45° angle, powered down the flash,

& filled in some to make the shadows less harsh and the figures more round.

It was total trial and error.

There are ratios one could use to determine % flash power vs. # of stops underexposed vs. ambient.

Hopefully I’ll learn them soon. Most people aren’t as patient as these two.

Facing our subjects, the window is off to the right, the flash to the left.

 

 

natural light
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with fill flash

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Later: Wow! I got that setup completely wrong! 

Just goes to show you even an untrained monkey

could make a stuffed lamb look a little better with some fill flash.

 

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Bubbles

Okay, stand here.

 

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Now blow bubbles.

 

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Turn your head to the left.

 

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I mean, to the right.

 

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Keep blowing.

 

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Martin: “You are not allowed to post any pictures of me on your blog.”

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Filthy mirror

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