I just realized that my last blog post was over 2 weeks ago. I guess I have been ignoring this blog a little bit over the last few months. Not that I don’t have anything to say but between Facebook and Twitter often I end up expressing my thoughts and immediately having a discussion with other folks. Needless to say, this blog has been put on the back corner of the room for a little bit. Hopefully I’ll pick up the blog posting soon…
Anyway life has been pretty busy lately. Keeping the tradition I’ll do a quick update…random style!
-Over the last few weeks I have been shooting quite a bit of portraits. Although each shooting session only takes couple hour, post processing takes significantly longer. It’s not unusual to spend over 30 minutes on each picture. Maybe it’s just me but looking back at my pictures I always say to myself “Man this picture is terrible, I should have done this instead…” The self satisfaction usually only lasts a short moment.
I’m slowly finding my Canon XSi limiting my photography in a few ways. No it’s not a bad camera, as you can tell from the photos I’ve posted over the last 1.5 years or so. I think I’m growing out of the camera. Whenever I shoot I wish the camera body, or rather grip, is bigger so it’s more balance in my hands. I also wish I could get more depth of field control with my camera, which is sometimes difficult to do on a cropped sensor body. I’m 99.99% sure that my next camera will be a full frame camera (i.e. sensor is the same size as film negative). But all the full frame cameras are still quite expensive. I guess I’ll just have to keep eating peanuts as my meals for a while. Ha!
-Sadly skiing season is pretty much over. It has been a pretty disappointing season. I have yet to hit the 20 day mark. Quite sad considering I spent over 30 days on skis last season. This season the snow is not the best we’ve seen in the last few years. I could say November is probably the best snow month this season and that’s pretty sad. Last Sunday Ran, Chris, and I went to Mt. Seymour for some quick exercise. It took us about 40 mins to skin up to Brockton Point and only about 5 mins max to ski down. I was smiling the entire way down. Can’t believe how much I missed skiing.
After about 3 seasons of usage, my skis are getting pretty beat up. The back of the skis are getting chipped quite badly and there are some nasty scratches on the bottom of the skis. Luckily I got them used from the MEC gear swap 3 years ago for pretty decent price. The plan is to get a new pair of skis and bindings and retire the current skis as rock skis. The problem is finding skis and bindings on sale. It’s not as easy as it sounds…
-What’s up with people using an umbrella and walking below the building rain covers? If you have an umbrella go walk on the part of the sidewalk that’s not covered. Oh and don’t get mad at people who do not have an umbrella and are walking under the rain covers. You have no right to get mad at them because they are blocking your way. To them you are the inconsiderate idiot that’s blocking their way!
-Oh and what’s with people who use the “Express Lane – 15 items or less” counter at grocery stores but have way more than 15 items? I’m not talking about say a few items over, I’m talking about 20 or 30 items over. I don’t care what your reasons are or if you’re an important person or not, clearly you shouldn’t be in this line!