Tuesday, May 24, 2005
i came home tonight after work feelin' i needed a nap so i put my dogs outside (they were inside today in the cool air) and i went and laid down well that was about 6:30pm and i didn't wake til just now, 9pm it's been years since an evening nap after work must have been the heat even though i was next to the mountain today delivering mail my milk shake probably contributed to my sleepiness as well o well, just means i'll be awake late tonight no problem for tonight i'm putting more paper work together regarding my disability retirement sometime i'm draggin my feet on this because i'm unsure whether it's the best thing for me to do, BUT when i go into Kurt's Kamera Corral as i did today, i'm easily persuaded and don't have any second thoughts i had to go in there to see what was a buzz with my camera nothing i'd discover but dust between the battery and it's connection the door covering the battery is broken, so that was the clue to it all anyways i didn't leave without spending $40 i needed a new filter for my lenses so i purchased that i also got a hood for the camera which i'm not totally sure of it's advantage i think there's more to it than protection and i bought these note cards Charlotte Gardner they're photograph notecards and the photography is superb i'll frame them and use them to inspire myself to capture photo as such the details are crisp and sharp i asked for a couple tips in getting those type photos, the guy said a tripod and lower speed film i prefer the ASA 100 already, so will return to that film speed it was what i learned on to begin with in lieu of the popular 200 ASA that's out now anyways, i have a tripod but it is a cheapy and i discovered it's value last summer at the Grand Canyon not very sturdy so this afternoon i returned to Kamera Corral and explored the real deal in tripods far better in sturdiness but it cost a top dollar they did have some single pods which i'm definitely interested for hiking and backpacking and the rugged terrains i explore those were as low as $50, but i also liked a couple other tripods which ranged from $120-160 a piece well once i retire, i'm definitely ready to invest the money into better photography equipment and all that i need to see if i can do a little selling of my photos cost will be just enough to keep my hobby going costs of the materials plus about $10-15 on top of that so i'd sell a photo from $25-50 they will be matted of course, some framed some may be less expensive for the smaller sizes right now i'm exploring where i can get quality prints and enlargements for the lowest cost Kamera Corral guy said they send photos off to Kodak for printing and the results are good so my next roll i'll drop off to them God did i get elated just going into that shop today i told myself i need to retire just so i can do my photos the weather is gorgeous right now which gives me itchy feet even more so i'm headed for a road trip next payday and every payday thereafter to explore some of our region that i have yet to discover i've been itchin to go for a year now and i realized i just work too damn much to get out and about well all that has been changing the past few months, so now i have the time Yippie aye Yay! Retirement here i come! i'll explain more about retiring in the coming months, but for now i need to get to that package....take care.....hope you enjoy the pic this pic shows the true Reds of the Grand Canyon now imagine miles and miles and miles of this viewing the Grand Canyon Nature is sooo grand! God bless!