Archive for July, 2003

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003

and another lightening shot. not very impressive
and another. slightly better but not in the center of the picture, dam it why can’t it just come down in the middle of the picture

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003

Why do all the light switches in America look exactly the same? Am a light switch snob? In the UK they come in different styles and colours.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003

I know I would most of a roll of film taking photos of lightening. I am scanning then right now. I have 2 shots so far that look interesting. It is more sheet lightening and the sky being a colour it shouldn’t be. I have one shot with a lightening bolt in it.
So should I be happy? with two? ooo….oooo….. wait I see an other lightening bolt that is shot number 4 that is of interest,

Saturday, July 19th, 2003

I go through phases, some days I am really keen to stay in the US, other days I am thinking screw it six years is enough for anyone. One of the people I used to work with said he has very few friends, everyone else is acquaintances or coworkers. I have been living in Baltimore for over a year and have to say that out of the people I know some are acquaintances and the rest are co workers. Except for one person I don’t think I have any friends in Baltimore. I am not saying that I don’t have any friends they just live in DC or in Scotland.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Reminder, don’t take a shot in a tent where you can see the light out side. i have a lot of under exposed photos. I thought using the flash would have been enough but it looks like i needed to swithc to point exposure rather than matrix exposure. For a lot of the shots I had the flash pointing at the roof, but that wasn’t enough to fill in 🙁 oh well. the shots of the stage all look good so it isn’t all bad.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

I think I have found one of the problems with my media box aka an epia M something or other (mini-itx motherboard). The machine has been crashing after a few days of encoding tivo output as real video. I unscrewed everything and plugged the tv card board directly onto the motherboard and it has been up since the weekend. So it looks like it is the riser card that flips the tv card 90 degrees that is to blame. Now the question is how to get another one. For reference the sound card still sucks.

what is wrong with me

Saturday, July 12th, 2003

went to sleep at 9:30pm last night, I went to bed at 10pm on Wednesday. Its not like i am just up early my alarm clock goes off at 8am and I am at work by 9 – 9:30am

it was only a matter of time

Monday, July 7th, 2003

Before the bike pump that I leave on my bike gets ripped off.

Sunday, July 6th, 2003

Just tried to take some photos of the lightening storm that is going on. I had 400 iso film in the camera from the shoot I was doing at the smithsonian. I started doing exposures at 10 seconds. then opened up the fstop to f27 did some more at 10 seconds then moved onto 15 and 20 seconds. We will see if any come out.
I have been working for the smithsonian the last couple weekends. I took about 8 rolls last weekend and 8 rolls yesterday. I get the photo credit on any pictures they use. I will probably take an afternoon off and go visit them to make copies of the CD’s since they are keeping the negatives. I did run a couple rolls through for my self so those will go online as soon as the as I get them back on scanned.
This was cool. I worked mostly in the Scotland section of the smithsonian. I moved between about 5 stages taking pictures of who ever was on stage. I got to see Brian McNeill, NPR’s Fiona Ritchie, Alasdair Fraser, Fiddlers’ Bid, The Singing Kettle , Johnny Cunningham, Wrigley Sisters, Battlefield Band, Alison Kinnaird, Dougie Maclean and others