Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
No matter how nice it feels to go on a little holiday, it is always good to be home.
Tooks some photographs to a Gallery to take part in an exhibition and made a bit of a holiday out of it. Had adventures. Got stopped for speeding but just received a warning because of my winning smile. Visited. Shot photos.
A good couple of days.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 7:58 PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
This is not a very good photograph.
In fact that is the point. This is a lesson in the importance of having a camera. When there is frantic work happening all around you and you have a camera, you don't have to do a damned thing. People are sweating away and the hardest work you do is release the shutter. The shots don't have to be good. You just have to make people believe they are going to be good.
And of course you want them in the best light so you find yourself under that shady tree sipping a glass of nice red wine, a Merlot perhaps.
Yes, cameras are good things to own.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 3:57 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Canon F1 with 300 mm lens: an incredible piece or precision machinery. The block on top is a Servo EE Finder. The Servo EE finder gave the F1 shutter priority automatic exposure. A servo mechanism in the finder drove the aperture lever on the lens, stopping it down to the correct value.
The thing hanging at my waist is the battery pack which is connected to the Servo finder by the curly cord.
All that and it is well under 10 pounds in weight.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 2:05 PM
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
There will be a time when the world looks at PCs and MACs and Blackberries in museums and wonder how people existed like that. Can you imagine actually touch a keyboard to click and clack out a message? And just what was that Esc key for anyway?
Maybe if we hit Ctrl-Alt-Del in life and rebooted we would get to that more advanced time right now.
Another Image for today at My Aminus Blog
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:10 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2007
This has been a bear of a job.
L.M. Noonan at http://lmnoonan.blogspot.com is to blame for my participation in this meme of eights. First of all:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
Eight things about ME
1: I'm shy. That is no surprise to people who know me in "real" life. I always have been. It has caused be to have this strange inability to communicate. Even in groups of two (including me) I become tongue-tied. When I do manage to open my mouth and speak I spew crap. My brain thinks one thing but my mouth just refuses to pay attention.
2: The flip side of being so shy that I can't speak is that I love being on stage. I have been in theatre for over 35 years. Yikes! Didn't realise I was that old. I can be on stage in front of hundreds but would rather die than address a meeting.
3: I hate mice. Always have. They give me the creeps.
4: I like to read mystery novels. That is my shameful pleasure. I like all kinds of novels but for some reason became addicted to mysteries. Especially English detectives.
5: I am a boring human being. And I cry some times.
6: I hate Christmas. Always have. I was always sick. Allergic to those damn trees. My favourite Christmas was a few years ago. It was my first Christmas of living alone after being married. I went for a nice walk. It was so quiet outside with so many people cramming food in their mouths. I had a sandwich for Christmas dinner. I also have always hated birthdays. It is nothing to do with age. It is the attention thing. Don't like it.
7: I have the perfect face to be behind a camera. Mirrors are instruments of evil.
8: I have trouble accepting things from people. Lunch. A bottle of spice. I just get so depressed that I want to jump off a bridge. There should be a number 9. I regret ever everything. I know I will regret posting this.
I will try to send this on to others and then will add the list later.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 9:28 AM
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
I have decided to finally split the path of posts. There will be this blogger and my Aminus Blog with different images. It is kind of like I have too much time on my hands.
This shot is from the University of Northern British Columbia. How many universities have moose problems on campus? Be careful catching the bus. Bullwinkle might be lurking.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:08 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
This is not a great shot. Just a quick point and shoot. It is my son at his antique desk in the Margaret Atwood Boarding House in Victoria, BC.
He is living the life of the true starving writer waiting to get his break in the literary world. That first published novel had better be dedicated to ME.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 8:33 AM
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
It doesn't matter how old and wrinkled your petals get, there is someone to love you.
Road Trip! Heading for Victoria tomorrow. Actually won't get there until Tuesday. It is going to be a slow trip. My post in might be a bit intermittent but there will always be a post on my other blog.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:59 PM
Friday, June 01, 2007
It was not as naggy as that sounds.
Good Old Colette Amelia asked me to shoot that picture of her flower. I did. End of story.
Well, not quite the end. There is also the idea that I like it. There was a second flower, a bleeding heart, behind that I manages to keep out of focus.
That is the end of the story.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 2:35 PM
- I got my first camera, a Canon Ft QL, in 1974. It was supplemented by a Canon F1 in 1976 so that I could have a camera for black and white and one for colour. I still have those beauties but now they have eased into retirement. They relax on my shelf beside many other old beauties.Now I use a Canon 5D MK II. How convenient to use one camera for both colour and black and white.