Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our Very Own Beatniks

We had a fun day yesterday. Actually night last night.

The first thing that happened was mainly just fun for me. I called Mensa Boy and tried to get him to convince me not to buy a Nikon D90. I have half the money for it and I really really wanted it NOW. I'm struggling a lot with low-light photography, and feel the D90 will help me develop skills in that area.

Well. He didn't talk me down off that ledge. He basically climbed out there with me and encouraged me to jump off!

So I went after school and picked it up. After charging the battery I had 30 minutes to get some rudimentary skills before we headed out to the Crossroads Coffee House in Waxhaw. Some students in a Pre-AP English class were there reading their poetry and playing music. They have been studying Beat Generation poetry and went there to do a little of their own.

It was a blast! And I gave my new camera a pretty good workout at ISO 3200. The photos are still not that great, but they do seem better than I was getting with the D40 (which, incidentally, I am keeping for a secondary camera).

So here is a Photostory I put together of the kids last night night, put the song "I'm Not Cryin'" by Flight of the Conchords. I turned the photos black and white because it seemed fitting but also because it helps with the noise.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pearls Before Swine

New Skoda Fabia Advert - Full of lovely stuff

I saw this on Cake Wrecks, a blog I visit semi-regularly.