Temperature Drop

Temperature Drop

Blame it on La Nina, but the temperature drop last night was significant.  We got our first snow of the season (see my season watch).  I didn’t take a picture of it because it’s lack luster.  In a picture you’d think it was a heavy frost.

Tim Horton’s

We went to Tim Horton’s for lunch because I had a gift card for the place.  I’ve been a couple of times for doughnuts.  We decided to try it for lunch.  I’m not impressed, and neither was Elizabethe.

If given the choice between Dunkin Donuts and Tim Hortons, I think I would go to Wegmans for donuts, and Burger King for lunch.   I know coffee drinkers who like one or the other.  However, since I’m not a coffee drinker I can’t find anything at either donut shop to draw me in.

A few years ago Burger King and Tim Hortons merged.  I can’t say I’ve noticed much of a change in Burger King, and I wasn’t a big enough fan of Tim Hortons to say if anything changed there.

Well, that was our date for the day.

Shoot Tomorrow

I need to get ready for my shoot tomorrow.  I’m going to set the heater tonight so that it will be warm for the morning.  The shoot is first thing in the morning.

Involved

Involved

How do you get people involved.  That’s a huge question for any organization.  It has also been the topic at many Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce board meeting.  Today was no different.

I think people want to see, “What’s in it for me.”   I get that, especially when it involves a business owner.  It’s all about return on investment.

Or is it?

There are some who simply need something to do that they enjoy doing.  Now, those are the people the chamber would like to find.  We could use volunteers to help with events and other chamber activities.  Volunteers could be students or retired folks or anyone in between.

After a the chamber meeting I went to take my friend Tom to lunch.  Tom is fun to be around and we had a great time.

Then it was time to get ready for my photo session.   I had lights to move, and cameras to make sure they were ready to shoot.  Of course, as things would have it, my afternoon was full of interruptions.  But, in the end, it all worked out.

My shoot went well and I’m just loving my LED lights.  What I also love is that my Fujifilm X-T1 interfaces with my Kindle Fire so nicely.  It takes some getting used to, but using the Kindle as a wireless remote is fun.

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A Wardrobe Photo Session

A Shoot and More

A Shoot and More

Today I had a shoot and more.  It’s the more that keeps us photographers busy.

When it rains, it pours as they say.  All of a sudden, and I mean sudden, I have a whole bunch of pictures to retouch.  While some are at the end of their retouching, I got several orders rolling in today.

Most people know I dislike the word “edit” when it comes to retouching, because “editing” does not describe the work of the retoucher.  Back in the 70s when I retouched my first photograph, it was a job requiring a loop (magnifying glass), and some sharp brushes and pencils.  Today, the same work is done on a computer using a tablet and stylus.  Editing on the other had is simple.  You look at an image and say, “That’s trash”, and then you throw it away.  That’s editing.

Around 4pm the phone rings in the studio.  It’s my granddaughter, “Grandpa, can we walk to Mark’s Pizza for dinner?”

I told her we could.

About 5 minutes later, a knock comes on my studio door.  It’s my grandson.  “Grandpa,” he asks, “can we walk to Mark’s Pizza for dinner?”

“Sure, as long as it isn’t raining,” I respond.

He looks at the sky and decides the wind is in our favor and that we’re walking.  But, it was only 4pm and not quite time for dinner.

5pm comes along and I bring my retouching to a stopping point and guess what?  It’s pouring down rain.

Jennifer drove us all to Mark’s where we enjoyed pizza while the rain came down in sheets.  After a mad dash to the car, we came home, dashed into the house, and me to my studio.

Here I am, working on retouching.  I don’t think I’ll get done tonight.