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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

It's been funny weather latey; Hot and cold, rain and sun. A few days ago, it was up to 25 degrees celcius, which is very unusual for this time of year. Today it was cold and rainy again. I like the sunshine, bring it on I say!

Speaking of sunshine, my lovely J.S. (not my photo journalist friend) is in Florida right now, soaking up some sun. Sweeeeet! ;)

Last Saturday I went to Burnaby lake again and I decided to shoot some scenery photos for a change. The clouds were big, dark and dramatic, so I thought it would be perfect for black and white. (My digital SLR doesn't have a 'black and white' mode, so I have to convert color images to gray-scale using an image editor after I shoot).

So here are some of those images:

Unfortunately I haven't been feeling that great for the past 2 days. I've been getting splitting headaches that last all day. It's messed up my exercise routine which has been going smoothly for quite a while now. So hopefully I'll be back to normal by the end of the week.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I just found this really cool website called "Exploding Dog"--now don't worry, all you dog lovers out there; no actual exploding dogs--it's a bunch of single frame cartoons that the artist has created based on the things people say. The drawings are very simplistic and stick-figureish, but they're really funny.

No one has bid on my medium format camera as of yet on Ebay.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

My Mamiya C330 Professional is going up for auction today on Ebay. I need to sell this camera and my lighting kit so I can purchase a Canon 200mm f/2.8L lens that is available at Dunne and Rundle Photo Source on Granville downtown Vancouver.

The lens is one of my favorites. The optical quality is outstanding. It will make and excellent long-range portrait lens because it creates beautiful compression effects as well as a nice 'painterly' background blur if you like that kind of portrait. I do.

On my Canon EOS 10D, this lens is equivalent to a 320mm f/2.8, because of the 1.6x magnification factor in my camera (it's because the image sensor is smaller than a 35mm SLR film camera).

Here's some photos of the Mamiya I'm selling:

I'm also including this 180mm lens along with the 80mm lens on the camera:

"So why are you selling your medium format camera?" some of you might be thinking. Well, I will miss the medium format camera, but at this point, (as much as I like it), it's not as important as the 200mm lens. That's something I will be using a lot (if it all works out and I end up getting it).

Yesterday I had a bit of a bad day, nothing really went as planned. I had to go out to the lake for a while to try to relax a little and get 'one with my chi' so to speak. Today will be a better day I think.

See ya later!