The Ciel Show

Thursday, October 23, 2008

How's the color in Buffalo?

I have a chance to spend 4 days driving under the Northeast autumn... or Southeast, if I cross into Ontario... driving from Buffalo, NY. If it's dreary and rainy, and all the leaves have already fallen, it would be a disappointment... Any idea of what the almanacs are predicting? Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Carols!

Rising of the Moon The thing I hunt, it lurks in every shadow that ever consumed a human soul: In crevices and pits and fens it hides, and snarls softly-- knows I'm here... I hear it breathing, very near, and I am ready-- must be ready for it --when it rages up and out from pit and fen-- to cast my spear, my spell-- I mean to conquer and compell! Even now, upon the mountains' cutting edge the glowing moon, it sets a-light and limns the highest peaks-- It pales the night, obscures the blessed... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Speaking of The Ciel Show...

It's confirmed: I have a show! It's two walls in a small but popular breakfast/lunch cafe in downtown Olympia, for the entire month of December! There will be room for several themes. The one already framed up will be 11 images (in 8 frames) from the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, some of which I've posted here already. Decisions remain to be made. I am so bad at making decisions. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

This one is for Mousehop, looking for hobbits...

The ideal hobbit hole-- on the banks of a river, and actually a back door into the old Olympia Brewery. (See the Artesians?) Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fangorn Wood

I have been re-reading Lord of the Rings lately, and spent last night before bed with the Ents in their deep forest. today's walk with Davy, through Burfoot State Park here in Olympia, provided illustrations: Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I used to have a costume shop...

This, of course, was the busiest time of year, with sales and rentals of costuming assembled from year-round perusals of thrift shops, ebay, and such. Now and then, there was a real theater piece, maybe antique. I still have some of the best bits. In storage now there is a batch of original Mardi Gras parade costumes, and there are some Renaissance pieces constructed by historic re-creationists who care a lot about authentic technique and materials. I could still outfit the whole Fellowship of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 13, 2008

14-day free trial is over...

I took back the little Canon Elph camera, and traded for the slightly larger but still handy pocket-sized Canon PowerShot a1000 IS. This one has 10 megapixels, and a 4x optical zoom, up to 16x if you push it up to the digital zoom--talked about what that all means in a recent post here. So far, I like this a lot better. It fits the hand better, handles the light better so far as I have experimented, and I can get my computer to read the thing, which was a strangely difficult experience with the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Devotion: Never Mind the Gap

Urgo is Magic's favorite cat. Magic adopted Urgo when he was a tiny, defensive grey and white mite of a kitten, and now that Urgo is bigger than he is, and rather aloof, Magic still gets in a few licks and some moments of closeness... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I confess...

I have another camera... It's a little Canon Elph, SD1100 and I am giving it a 2-week trial against my usual one, the Fuji Finepixs5700. The Canon has great optics, but the optical zoom is only 3x which is standard. It has 8 megapixels, beating the Fuji which has 7.1 but the 10x op zoom. There are two kinds of zoom here: optical which is real zoom, and digital, which is a fake-out by expanding the pixels. Therefore, the more megapixels, the more quality you can maintain at higher digital zoom.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thanks and bows with flourishes

to all who wished me a Happy Birthday! I spent some time this weekend chatting with my kids, various degrees of afar... Colorado, Maryland, Singapore... My quasi-step-grandsons even got in on the action, and asked when I would come back and visit again... Zoe, too... She is in real school now, and sometimes reads her reading homework to me. My son and I just hung out together a while, occasionally dealing with a few business and school concerns, but mostly he was on his computer game and I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Page: << First  < Previous  .. 153  154  155  156  157  158  159  160  161  162 ..  Next > Last >> 

Headlines (What is this?)

Referrals - About Us - Press - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Conduct Policy
Copyright © 2018 Shaycom Corporation. All rights reserved.