Picture of the day:
More tiger babies...
Runner-up picture of the day:
More zoo pictures...
Duckon has a great "mad science" track, and the singing tesla coils are the best thing among many great things. They were the thing I most regretted having missed at Dragon*con last year, but now, my desire for massive releases of electricity has been somewhat slaked.
Some very nifty pictures (if I can say so myself) are at Singing Tesla Coils.
I was playing with length of exposure, and some of these are nearly 2 second exposures. No tripod, and I was holding the camera above my head for a better angle...Surprisingly steady, actually. Yay me.
The Sony is a very nice toy. Shiny, indeed. We chose it in part because the lenses would be (we tested it, they are) interchangeable with the Minolta film SLR that Chris already had, so instead of only one lens that came with the camera, I have access to three. Didn't take any others along today, though.
Karma being what it is, of course, the very day I'd just bought the camera, it became clear that Tammie's van was going to have to be replaced. Too many things wrong with it; it's getting to the stage of "throwing good money after bad". One of the things that's wrong is that the turn signal stick snapped off (a six hundred dollar repair, for gods' sake), which would garner traffic tickets. So we rented a car to postpone the decision a few days and have been frantically studying the car ads.
All while also trying to fit up the fourth bedroom upstairs as an office for her. Painting, desk construction, shelf hanging, etc.
ETA: Changed icon to a newly-created icon; image from the yesterset.
Then we went to dinner at Dewey's Pizza on North and South, and to Star Clipper in the Loop.
A few days later, I wanted to take a picture of something and could not
find my camera. Searched the house as much as possible, checked the car,
no camera. I called both Dewey's and Star Clipper, but neither of them
had a camera.
I've been back to both places several times since, and have repeatedly asked about lost cameras. The time-before-last that we were at Dewey's, they told me a digital camera had been turned in, but it was a different brand. I berated myself ever since for taking their word for it. So the last time we went to Dewey's, I asked them to show me the camera. Sure enough, it's nothing like mine.
We cleaned the house from top to bottom. No sign of my camera at home.
So finally, although I was sure I had had the camera at both Dewey's and Star Clipper (I seem to remember taking some pictures at both locations), I went to the Science Center to ask them about it. They don't have it either.
I have to resign myself to the fact that I've lost something I paid over $700 for. Not to mention the hundred or more pictures.
since there's nothing at the top level except an under construction
notice), at www.ambercastle.net/gallery. All the photos currently on display have already been posted here;
they're from my 2003 trip to Peru.
Me with my new tragus piercing It's kind of fun to try to take a picture of yourself with the camera at arm's length. It took several tries to get one where I didn't cut my face in half. But this one's not half bad.
One of the gorgeous painted glass windows in the living room. The photo doesn't do it justice. It's hard to take good pictures of light.
Rosa's first snowfall...that she got to play in, anyway.
My tattoo No, I don't know what it means, if anything. It just came to me out of the blue one day, and after I had doodled it on my wrist with markers or pens for over six months, I decided I ought to make it permanent.
And there are pix from my September trips to Boston and Toronto, of Quinn and DevilMuse and Eponine. Miss you guys.