Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey. Incredibly slowly, that is, around here.
I reported that the office move happened in the main but that I still needed to find homes for things and unpack all the boxes. That task still waits. I have got as far as finding some curtains to screen the light as we both are being irritated by screen glare. We will measure up and order some blinds when we can. Another source of irritation is the noisy UPS beneath our desks. We were measuring decibels last night and considering the purchase of a new UPS that claims to be much quieter.
Speaking of considering purchasing… a friend has asked me to sell his camera gear for him. I should rather like to buy it myself so that Mr L has a decent camera body and I can get my hands on the lovely lenses. Sadly, we have conferred and agreed that we do not have the funds right now. So – if you would be interested in a (little) used but mint condition Canon 40D together with Canon 17-55 mm f2.8 IS USM EF-S lens and a gorgeous Canon EF 100-400 mm IS USM f4.5-5.6 L (both in the same pristine condition) together with various accompanying bits and bobs… let me know. He’s keen that the kit should go to somebody who will get use from it and enjoy it and he’d rather not be putting money in the pockets of eBay and PayPal. He’s willing to sell as a job lot or split. I want that L lens, oh, yes. I do. *sigh*
On other photo matters, I did get my Changing Seasons post put up both here and in my photo blog (better place to view the images). I still have to write up last Thursday’s outing with accompanying images – and on the matter of writing things up, I still need to post the results of the survey from Knit Crochet Blog Week.
30 Days Wild is keeping me occupied, as is wrestling with the features of the new blog theme.
The many starlings that are nesting around and about our house are now out and about with their fledglings. I want to take photos but am stymied by our new top-hung windows. I can’t get my camera pointed out through the gaps. I miss being able to fling my windows wide open and sit in my bedroom”hide” with my camera.
I have another frustration at the moment. I have twin monitors on my PC. True twins – the make, model and size are identical and all of the settings are identical too and yet… they show me different colours. When I process my images, how do I know which is the true colour balance? I am busy selecting images and preparing prints for this year’s Show and I find my confidence is completely shot. It unnerves me, seeing a pinkish tinge to one view and a yellower cast to the other. I am wondering if calibration software is as expensive now as it once was.
I must get on. So much to do and so little time to do it in. One major task is to figure out where all the kitchen and utility room cupboards and the sitting room furniture are going to go come Friday, when we start work on the floors. I have suggested piling it all in the bedroom and sleeping out on the camper van…