Sunday, March 14, 2010

Toys and classes

My new toy/birthday present arrived in the mail last week! I now have a zoom lens for my camera. Hurray! Seth was my first victim.

Zoom out....

Zoom in...

I got to try it out at Theater Week too. I had a few issues with it, like I gave everyone red eye! I have to learn about this lens a bit more. In a theater you can't bounce the flash and the light is too dim to not use the flash. Any suggestions?


This should be the last play for a while. It was pretty cute though. They did Beauty and the Beast. Simon was one of the servants in the castle. They had like 120 kids participate and amazingly, they were well organized. I can't say I had anything to do with it. All I did was bake some brownies for the bake sale. I love it when people tell me my brownies are really good. I tell them to thank Ghiradelli, not me.

I am at the midway point in my semester. Phew. All my Spanish work is finished, the transfer seminar in over tomorrow, and I take the final in the nursing class Wednesday. Super excited to be done! Then, I only have two classes to contend with for the remainder of the semester. Next semester won't be so easy on me. I talked to my advisor and I'll be taking two nursing classes, chemistry, and Spanish 201. Two of the classes will have labs so it'll be 14 credits total. But, Seth will be in preschool next year. If he doesn't get into the program here in town (It's a lotto system because there are too many kids. Don't get me started, it's beyond ridiculous that they can't accommodate all of the children!) we'll put him in a preschool program on the days I have classes.

Anyway, with the slight relaxation of my schedule I think I'll be able to get a few baby quilts made. I am itching to make something with fabric. I'll have to take a picture of the stacks I have sitting here waiting to made into something. Thankfully, I'll always have an excuse to make quilts. For some reason people keep getting married and having babies...

1 comment:

Paula Glover said...

Does your strobe have a drop-down filter over the front? You can power it up a little and try dropping down that filter. In the old days, people would make a bounce flash by strapping a business card to the front of the strobe and pointing it up, but the card pushed most of the light forward. Actually, it just isn't generally a good idea to use the long lens with direct strobe. The better suggestion is to increase your ASA to 1600 and use available light. ... Oh, Seth is cute, too.