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Wespionage PRO 3:21pm, 20 December 2006
This is a great chance to see how refined my intelligence-gathering techniques are. My guess is that I shall come up with some of the least intelligent results possible.

What I will (hopefully) put here will be the visual milestones for whatever it is that's occupying my thoughts.

(March update to description...) So, it seems that a photo a day is not working out for me. Instead, I'm posting one photo about every week. Turns out that I take a ton of crappy photos and I guess I just can't bring myself to plop them here. So many folks around here though are able to take excellent photos day after day -- this project is a great chance to see just how consistently good some people's photography is.

(April update to description...) I find that I just don't carry my digital camera with me enough to do non-boring photos every day. I tend to carry the film cameras. My original idea was to include placeholders here so that I could drop the images in later, but as with the toy camera stuff, you never know if a photo is going to suck or not, so by the time I get the film processed and get it back, I've forgotten about where it's supposed to go and really have little interest in filling it in. Once again though, I realize I still have a ton of admiration for those of you who actually execute so many great photos every day. It's just awesome. Also, I think this diary project needs more intimacy -- not just in words, but in pictures. More in the spirit of what I think of as a diary.

Quicklink to the most recent entry:
April 22 :: The End of Winter
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Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
January 1 :: Fun for All Ages

Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
January 2 :: The School Bell is Ringing

Loca.... 12 years ago
I like the shadows on the playground, nice pic.
:))
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Thanks. It's that time of year were I can actually motivate to get out with the morning shadows.
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
January 3 :: Ice Cream for Lunch

Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
wow - someone is happy - what a priceless souvenir - great job - and nice work matching the overalls to the table !!
Sandra.Pi 12 years ago
icecream...priceless!!!!!!
satrina* 12 years ago
Lovely pics! I'm with Jonathan, love the coordinated colors.

Satrina: av meg
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Hehe -- what I should learn to do is match the color of the ice cream to the overalls. Now that would prove helpful!
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
January 4 :: Global Warming Morning

francophony 12 years ago
This is fabulous. These scraggly trees are so much more beautiful in winter. Like they're baring their souls.
oddityinabox PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 12 years ago
What a gorgeous sunrise

_ravi | *life through pictures
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
January 5 :: Placeholder for film image

Gotta wait to get it developed...
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
January 6 :: Hell Yeah!

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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
I'll drink to your global warming
and enjoying the average day !
of course
(motto of the year)
see ya !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
cautious range [deleted] 12 years ago
Beautiful shots - and yes, global warming indeed - at least in Europe.

NicoleB / Rainmountain: Share the weirdness with me ;)
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
January 7 :: Developing Sunspots



I definitely have to get my ass in gear and start getting these rolls processed. I still love shooting with the Holga, even more now that I finally hooked up a flash to it, but I have to find a cheaper way of getting this stuff developed. I don't mind developing B&W myself, but I'm not set up for it. Developing color is a bit less environmentally friendly when it comes to dumping it down the kitchen sink and I don't know that I'm in the mood to deal with proper disposal of it, so I have to stick with a pro lab.

I'm trying A&I -- they're based in LA, so I have to send all of it off to the left coast. They seem reasonable.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
your shots are amazing....
what a great diary so far!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
Love this shot. It just works for me. The light and the treatment both.
durhamyankee 12 years ago
I can't wait to see the results! At least link to 'em here for us when they come in.

DWM's return to the everyday
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
January 8

Just a placeholder for another film photo (underwater).
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Love the holga shot! I see you're a fellow wine guy.
msspider66 12 years ago
If 8 Jan is anything like your year so far, the photo is worth the wait.

[Ms Spider66]
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
Jan 4 pix is a stunner ... waiting patiently for the film pix

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
@leesure. Thanks. Yeah -- I had cut back for a while. But an excuse like the holidays has rekindled the habit!

@msspider66: Thanks!

@BellaGaia: Thanks. Seeing that comment makes me realize that I ought to do more than just put a placeholder in there -- I think I need to make a note about what the film shot was. There just going to get lost in time!
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
January 9 :: Developing Myself



So, yeah, today I made the commitment and went out and bought some chemicals so I can get back to developing some of my own stuff. Just the black and white medium format stuff for now, probably only from the Holga to start with -- there are so many goobers that come along with that damn camera that I can camouflage my beginner's mistakes.

But seeing this photo also makes me realize two things:

1) I most shoot at a pretty wide aperture
2) Damn, I really need to clean my sensor. That is one dusty, filthy photo!
humorous cats [deleted] 12 years ago
i got into photography in the digital age and i never really did the chemical thing but there is something about doing your own developing that i find really cool. love the picture of the holga with the canon on it. nice texture in all your pics.
msspider66 12 years ago
I remember my uncle had a darkroom in my grandpartent's basement. I would love to learn how to develope my own pics, but due to lack of space and skill I use digital or have others take care of the development

[Ms Spider66]
ILIGHT 12 years ago
The other day some kid said that his photography teacher was dying of cancer and blamed the 'traditional' chemicals. "E-6 and chrome are indeed nasty business,” is what I overheard someone say. I learned right at the cusp of the digital divide. When I got into the newsroom, we were still rolling our own fuji-800 to push for night football games. Nothing looks like film. Nothing. Be warned: I'll be grabbing a few of your posts as faves and book marking your journal, Wespionage. Thanks for the recollection!

~images& words
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Hi ILIGHT: Whoa, that doesn't sound too cool at all. Well, for now I'm just developing B&W negatives -- I'm not getting into the color side, which I understand is more toxic (and requires special disposal as well, which is the other reason I'm not getting involved it it).

@msspider66: Well, for now I'm only developing negatives and then I'll scan the negatives, and I'm only doing B&W medium format film. So all if it can be done in a closet and in the kitchen sink. It doesn't seem to take too much room. The photo above with all the rolls of 120 film -- someone posted a link in the comments for that photo to a site that takes you through getting set up to develop your own B&W negatives. It was just the motivation I needed. Well, that and the fact that to get prints from my current 120mm film is costing me around $17 for a roll of 12 exposures. I know I can get it a bit cheaper if I dig around.
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
January 10 :: Putting Myself on the Spot



This would have made a better Jan 1 photo, but hopefully relative to the whole project, it's close enough to the beginning to count.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
this one is absolutely great
so much fun
and modesty !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
francophony 12 years ago
Chapter 1: Wear socks.
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
January 11 :: Gigantic Sack Hands



So, this is one of the probably 100 or more for this year that will be the boring diary stuff. Taking the kids to school. Working. Doing laundry. That kind of crap.

It was pretty cold today, even around noon -- still cold enough for little fingers to be bagged. She looked so funny coming out of school, all puffy with this disproportionally large hands. She looked like a poorly drawn animated character.
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
Great Pix for Jan 10!
humorous cats [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by humorous cats (member) 12 years ago
your exhibitionism pic has just the right kind of wit. love your work.

blow/up diary
ILIGHT 12 years ago
It 's getting colder here by the minute, too. She is setting a great example. I think I'll bag up my hands (and everything else) for that matter.~images& words: 2007
ebilflindas 12 years ago
re: Jan 10
Like the "Never-nudes" in Arrested Development! =D
_____
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Thanks everyone.

@ebilflindas: Exactly. When I looked at the picture it was the first thing I thought of. Brilliant writing on that show.
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Jan 12 :: I read that the camera adds 10 pounds



Please be true. Please be true. Please be true.

I was happy to receive the invite to this project -- it's great to have any extra reason to force myself to take at least one photo a day, plus, unlike the 365 project, I don't have to turn the camera on myself. I hate having my picture taken (either by someone else or by myself).

But, since starting this project, I think it's just a moment in my development where different concerns are crossing paths at the same time. Mostly, I've been wondering how sustainable photography is for me. I would guess that we all get a certain aesthetic satisfaction out of looking at photos (often other people's, sometimes our own). We also get sometimes an intellectual satisfaction from decoding the image.

What I've been thinking about is how much I enjoy getting a smile or chuckle out of other people's photos. Sometimes it's because of the accompanying words. Sometimes the humor is entirely the subject. Sometimes it's the subject and the style.

This is all embarrassingly over-simplified here.

But, I guess what I'm starting to formulate, is that for myself, sustainability of this interest and hobby relies not only on the intellectual and aesthetic satisfaction of technique and subject, but also something at times either irreverent, humorous.

Of course, the nature of the online diary over the last couple of days has had me thinking about the exhibitionistic and voyeuristic nature of it all, and so it's kind of congealing here a bit. Certainly not the apex I would have hoped for.

Ah, and there's the convergence of low self-esteem! It's all here!
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
I don't know so much if I would say dumb as a description of this picture. It does have humor, and really wouldn't supsect anything out of it at first glance. I must say though that without the byline and title, I would veer more towards you either being very vain, or very insecure ;-).

Android.
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Sharp comment, Nordia. I guess that anybody posting to an online photo diary -- that we expect others to want to take the time to look and actually read -- would have to come with a certain level of vanity. However, in my case, I think insecurity nails it. Plain old self-deprecating insecurity.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
january 12 just craks me it! It's very humourous to me! I think a little bit of "self-ridicule" is always fun!

great shot of your daughter too!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
January 13 :: He has a Dream



Today's entry has to be my only photo for the day. Just not enough time. It's me and the kids all weekend, so I'm burned out. But, at least I felt ambitious enough to look into the Utata projects and see what was a-cookin'. This one just happened to gel. Even if it's retarded, I had a bit of a chuckle, which was all I needed by the end of the day.
AliThinks 12 years ago
This photo makes me laugh almost as much as yesterday's.

Also, I absolutely LOVE the name of your diary!

Alison
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Thanks Alison! I think I'm going through a silly phase.
admin
Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
Digimai 12 years ago
nice diary you have here, I'm bookmarking you.

Digimai in Paris, emerging from beneath the surface... in 2007
sunshinecity 12 years ago
i love love LOVE that pic!!!
It's so clever and cute!!! I wish I could take pictures like that!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
@Digimai: Thanks. Nice to see you!

@sunshinecity: Thanks sunshinecity. I'm flattered! Really.
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
you have a wonderful sense of humor -- love the 10 lbs and i have a dream... hats off to you -- you get the MLK pix award!
BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Jan 14 :: A Splash of Colour



A little late in posting this from yesterday, but I think that suits the photo well. Normally I love the rain, but there's just enough going on for me internally right now that the rainy days in the middle of January (which, you know, ain't quite right 'round these parts) are bringing me down. And, no offense meant, but those moping, self-indulgent Flickr streams filled with boo-hoo photos about how depressed everyone is, well, it's just not my thing. It's not something useful for me to share, accept maybe in an AA meeting.

So, here's a quick bit of a rainbow to hopefully either keep things cheery or turn me gay. Whatever.
francophony 12 years ago
Really liking the 14th picture. The color is just so brilliant.

Kim
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Jan 15 :: Posing



Hmmm... I am not sure I like the direction I'm heading with this photo diary project. I really am not into self-portraits. I guess that so far I'm okay with the type of self "portraits" I'm doing. But I am nervous about becoming self-indulgent with them. And, while I may enjoy looking at other people's self-indulgent self-portraits, I just don't really like myself enough to want to look at my own. :-)

So, I've been working through some issues. Identity crisis of sorts. Well, not really of sorts -- full-on, hardcore identity crisis, short of being completely mad and thinking that I'm a phone booth, or some shit like that.

It had me thinking a lot about one's sense of identity. What we use to identify ourselves. How relevant that personal history is after a while.

But also, how we evaluate another's identity. Doing my little part in questioning whether my process of deciphering another's identity is the same process I go through introspectively.

And, of course, there's the element of how we'd like to see ourselves.

Ah fuck, I think I'm just feeling like moping and putting up walls.
AllanThinks 12 years ago
I just looked at your thread for the first time tonight. The title has intrigued me for days.

I love your photos, and how they display your sense of humor.
AliThinks 12 years ago
I love the photo from the 14th. It hit home, because I have noticed that I have been very "boo-hoo" lately. There are reasons for that, and I need to work through it.

As for the Jan. 16th photo, that's quite a wall you've built up. Please, I might have some Sartre for you.

Alison
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Thanks Alison. Hope you're doing okay!

Sartre? Noooooo! :-)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
I feel like moping around too... so, this stack of books? What you've read lately?

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
lramiro520 12 years ago
Just started reading about you....your photos are great!
sunshinecity 12 years ago
well goes without saying that the rainbow umbrella pic just is one of the best visual pick-me-ups I've seen lately! so thanks...

as for... And, while I may enjoy looking at other people's self-indulgent self-portraits, I just don't really like myself enough to want to look at my own. :-) ... the self-portraits are for us really... just post them and look away!!!
; )

OK, I'm being silly... but do share at some point....
= )

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
@Aimee: Hmmm... Out of this bunch, I have to admit that "Exhibitionism for the Shy" is probably the most recent read. And I tend to flip casually through the theory/philosophy books from time to time. But I've just started reading The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (if I'm not mistaken, it won the National Book Award this year).

@Iramiro520: Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!

@sunshinecity: You crack me up. I don't know... It's really the process of taking the picture and then evaluating them that makes me squirm in my chair. I'd love to say that I'm one of those super well-adjusted folks who doesn't even need to see himself, but, um, yeah, that's probably not true. I did start a little series of myself at one point, but I swear, it basically wound up highlighting the things I like least about myself. And the treatments turned out all very dark. It made sense why it all came out that way, but then I locked those away...
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Jan 16 :: Unable

It's funny, but I guess that little rambling above made me think about self-portraits and the sort of conversational nature of them. I wound up trying my hand at it.

Yeah, I don't think that I'm there yet. This diary entry has no photo as a result. It's like learning a whole new language.
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Jan 17 :: Here Comes That Cold Sunrise



I don't really like this photo, but I don't feel ambitious enough to day to do much about it. Plus, my trend looks like I'm slipping later and later into the day before doing my diary photo, so I just want to get one done early today and kind of catch my breath, I guess -- well, give myself a little more time, anyway.

I'm guessing I'll have plenty of these adjustment photos.

But, it's fucking freezing here today. My balls are about the size of a postage stamp.

And no, I don't want any people living above a certain latitutde telling me to stop my whining! I'm gonna whine. My body has never liked the cold. It's just the way it is.

And I lifted the title from a tune by Low, which is out of character for me. I guess I really am feeling quite unambitious today. Plus, I'm working on another tiny project, and I'm having a shitty time with work. So yeah, I'm grouchy!

But it's probably mostly the balls thing.
admin
Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
well go ahead and whine !
you know we are like big friendly ears
and eyes
welcoming everything you give us to share !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
satrina* 12 years ago
Droping by to say hi, you have some absolutely great shots here and as LadyBadTiming said in a previous comment: we like silly!

Satrina: av meg
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Jan 18 :: Shitty Night



Another crappy image, but I didn't have time tonight to put together anything better. Spent most of tonight dealing with a backed up sewage pipe.

Hey, warning: those kids' wipes that they sell, you know, so toddlers can get an extra clean bum: they clog your big ole tubes! Suddenly, during shower time, the damn toilet starts bubbling and flowing out like a zen garden fountain.

What the fuck?

So, after the pros come and clean give my house an enema, things are flowing fine again, but then comes the cleaning. The down on the knees, bleach on everything, feeling like shit, when is this going to stop, I just want to move back to an apartment, cleaning.

Blech. Well, at least it's winter and I don't have to mow the lawn.

Grumble...Grumble...
lramiro520 12 years ago
yeah one of my neighbors flushed baby wipes down the toilet...twice. it really pissed off my landlady. until then, i too never realized that those things don't flush. you'd think that in an age of such sophisticated forms of technology, that *someone* would have developed flushable baby wipes by now!

The Other Side Of The Fence
AllanThinks 12 years ago
The travails of home ownership.

I feel your pain.
--
Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
satrina* 12 years ago
Some time ago my toilet did that kind of thing, when the plumbers came they found a pen stuffed there ??? we never knew who threw it in

Satrina: av meg
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
Poor you -- but look at the bright side -- you got a great photo out of it!!!

" BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia) "
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Iramiro520: I know. When the dude was here flushing things out, he basically recommended not using any of those toddler wipes and staying away from anything but one-ply toilet paper. I mean, what, should we just go back to the Sears catalog here?

satrina*: A pen? How does that even make it down? And what's the story that went along with it winding up down there? Ick ;-)

So far I've made it through six years with kids and no credit cards or car keys down the toilet.

Thanks BellaGaia. It's a bit overexposed and unedited, but, well, there was water that wanted to go e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. I had my 50mm lens on and I didn't even want to go get a more appropriate lens. What makes the picture for me is the pile of every kind of towel and even the hot plate holder in the picture. After the "Should I try flushing an upstairs toilet to see if the problem is still happening?" experiment, it was a mad dash to throw anything with absorbency down onto the floor. The oven mitt on the top of the pile is really the icing on the cake.

But, the upside is that everything stinks like bleach in here now.

The downside is that any guests should probably bring their own hand or bath towels for the next few days...
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Jan 19 :: The Lorax



Just a normal day.

A bit of work in the morning.
A dusting of snow.
Cold weather.
I sat with S and did some reading for a while before lunch.
Thought about responsible consumerism.
Bit more work in the afternoon.
Watched a movie in the evening.

Rock-n-roll!
AliThinks 12 years ago
That is such a great book! Nice photo, too.

Alison
lramiro520 12 years ago
LORAX!! woo hoo! very cute photo.

The Other Side Of The Fence
Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
sweet shot
Inside out
satrina* 12 years ago
It's a really great and warm portrait!

Satrina: av meg
~magpie~ PRO 12 years ago
I'm loving your photos so far. Jan 3rd is sooo classic. Gorgeous. And Jan 12 is truly giggle-worthy.

Day by Day
AllanThinks 12 years ago
What a fantastic photo! Sounds like you had a great day.
--
Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
ebilflindas 12 years ago
re: Jan 18
wrote:
the damn toilet starts bubbling and flowing out like a zen garden fountain.

How very Zen indeed! My son, too, has been my greatest teacher--he has yet to clog our "zen fountain", though!
_____
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Thanks everyone.
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Jan 20 :: [waiting on film]

Spent half the day renovating our bedroom closet. I tried taking a couple of in-process photos with the film camera, so I'll have to wait until I develop it to see if anything came about.
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Jan 21 :: The Babysitter (#1)



Got a new prop...

Not much going on today. It was a chilly, lazy Sunday. Finally felt inspired to pull this new mask out and get started with it.

Feeling a bit more energetic after a week of being distracted.
smithbob Posted 12 years ago. Edited by smithbob (member) 12 years ago
I am bite late but I want to say your photo are really great and funny. I really like the third one (ice cream for lunch)

my diary
francophony 12 years ago
That mask is scary in that "Mexican Wrestler" kinda way. But it does make for an interesting pic!

Kim
glucozze 12 years ago
hope you will not go to a bak with this one :D
Wespionage PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 12 years ago
Jan 22 :: Ten Years



Kind of uninspired again. I asked my wife to sit -- I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. But taking some photos of her made me realize how few interesting/charming/whatever photos of her I have. I don't know if it's common, but my wife is definitely under-represented in my collection of photos. I need to spend more time getting a better set of her.

Unfortunately, this doesn't come close to making the cut.

It also made me realize that I need to get serious about the whole "Strobist" thing. I have to get an off-camera lighting setup that I can use.
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Jan 23 :: Negatives are Good Things



So, today I got my 12 rolls of film back from A&I, yippie and all that. Scanning, saving, importing takes so long, so I figure on roll per day (since I can't just blow off everything else for an entire day or two).

I started with the roll that was cross-processed. The results so far are kind of interesting, not quite what I had hoped for. Seems that the slide film + cross processing yields very green and easy-to-overexpose results. Bah, oh well. At least now I know of a place that will do the cross-processing, so I can have more fun with that.

Looking at the negatives though, I realize that I indulged a bit too much in snapshots over the last month or so -- lots of snapshots of the kids and crap like that. They look like a very boring set of photos, unfortunately. I think that the xpro roll was probably the best.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
wow I missed sooo much! and all that whining too! Sorry....
yes the pipes and an overflowing toilet sucks... (by the way your toilets are damn too small over there in the US... I know from experience *ahem*...)

I love the shot of you and your daughter reading... how tactical of you to hide behind the book tsk tsk!!

I like your work and your stories... you keep me entertained and make me feel better knowing I'm not to only whiner in the group!! LOL

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
MarySesami 12 years ago
Jan 21 - LOL! I have the original magazine that pattern came from, my grandma gave it to me. There are a lot of crazy patterns in it. ;)

MarySesami's 2007
AllanThinks 12 years ago
RE: Off-camera lighting. I just ordered a Nikon SB-800. I can't wait for it to arrive.

Allan
durhamyankee 12 years ago
So far your photo has made me laugh the most out of any I've read. Your selfportraits are witty and well-executed. I can't wait for more.

Dwm's everyday
satrina* 12 years ago
I like your wife's portrait! you definitely have to take more shots from her

Satrina: av meg
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
@sunshinecity: Hehe, thanks. We whiners have to stick together!

@MarySesami: It really is shocking that those patterns were even printed!

@AllanThinks: I have a Canon flash and, apparently, I'm missing a critical element -- the PC connection ports. I'm not sure, but it seems I'm stuck buying extra gear if I want to get this set up properly (I'm still trying to decipher the Strobist stuff).

@davebluedevil: Thanks.

@satrina*: Thanks. I know that I'll be taking more of her wearing that freaky mask, so she might get sick of posing for me for a while. Hopefully not!
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Jan 24 :: Scannerfuck



So, I was all set to start going through my dozen rolls of negatives and BLAM-O! Scannerfucked! I just bought this piece of crap, too.

I knew it was a lousy scanner, but I figured I wasn't ready to spend the money on a habit that I wasn't even sure I'd sustain, but I figured I'd get more than 20 days out of the damn thing.

I'm not going to mention that it's an Epson Perfection 4490 because I don't want to blame the manufacturer or model if it just turns out that this is a fluke, but I gathered from the reviews (and the cost) that I wasn't going to be dealing with the highest-end piece of equipment here anyway.

But still, this just blows.

Waaaahhhhhhh!!!!
satrina* 12 years ago
This sucks! any chance to get a refund or a new scanner without paying?

Satrina: av meg
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Bah. I'm waiting on a reply from their tech support so I can figure out how to get a replacement. My understanding though is that the retailer from whom I purchased it requires that any problems like this go directly through the manufacturer.

I don't want to mention that the retailer is Best Buy because I'm not sure if the retailer has a special arrangement with the unnamed manufacturer or if it's the standard procedure for the retailer, and I'd hate to badmouth the retailer without justification.

So far though 24 hours have passed and I have not yet heard back from their presumably outsourced tech support about a response to my problem. Hooray for outsourcing!
Wespionage PRO 12 years ago
Jan 25 :: Breakfast



I can't believe I'm posting this. I'm not into photos of garbage or roadkill or crap like that.

But the other day I walked out to warm up the car for a minute and there was a loud rustling in one of the trees at the end of our driveway. A second or two later, a hawk flaps out and stands on the street for a few seconds before flying away. I don't think I have ever seen a hawk on the ground before.

The next day, I noticed that there was a dead squirrel in the grass. So, obviously, I interrupted the hawk's catch. Unfortunately, I forgot about the squirrel and so didn't remove it from the grass that day.

The next day, I found the squirrel carcass on some stones in our driveway, now much more picked apart than it had previously been. Seems that something, if not the hawk then another scavenger, came by, found the squirrel, moved it away from the road, and had a nibble.

It was mildly interesting but disgusting to clean up.
satrina* 12 years ago
Poor thing!

And hope you get better luck with the scanner tech support

Satrina: av meg
AllanThinks Posted 12 years ago. Edited by AllanThinks (member) 12 years ago
We have had a lot of hawks hanging around our neighborhood lately.

Big ones. Sharp Shinned Hawks and Cooper Hawks. I have been trying to get some shots of them in flight, but they move on too quickly before I can grab the camera.

Allan
leesure PRO 12 years ago
You still with us?????

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