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cloudy and rainy

I couldn't sleep till 2 am because of bad heartburn. It's been bad the last two weeks, and the labor day weekend of carbs didn't help either. I seem to bloat when I eat high carb/sugar food, and I think it gets all gassy and it helps pushes acid up my throat. Painful. So today, I resolve to eat better.

I made several mistakes with my new camera while shooting for OOB, good thing it was a volunteer gig. I couldn't figure out why my lens wouldn't focus during the show, and it took me a while to figure some arcane setting on the body. And my first OOB show I shot in the lowest possible resolution and couldn't figure out why my pics look crappy. Duh. But I love how I can shoot really really low-light and the picture looks great. Pretty awesome.

Ballet Austin opened up again for the Fall, and the class kicked my butt. There were only 4 of us because of the torrential rain, so lots of personal attention and hard work.

The rain. On Monday, I spent 2 hours steam-cleaning Andy's new car that smell of mold and then rolled the windows down. It rained. $@#$!@%. It is still raining!

I know one of my super power is to attract rain or cooler weather (along with finding rock-star parking). Apparently it doesn't translate to repelling the rain weather. :)

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mlordslittleone
Sep. 8th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
Not saying this is why for your guts, but info for you if you wanted, which is true for many guts: Sugar and carbs feed yeast that live in intestinal tracts. The yeast feeds, and creates gas. Gas expands, we bloat, bloating hurts.

__bin
Sep. 8th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
If you've got the memory card space, I recommend shooting everything in RAW. You get more control over the images in post! I've been able to correct a lot of mistakes in RAW that I never could have corrected in JPG, although unsharp images are hard to save no matter how you shot them.

Richard always changes the focus settings on the body when he takes my camera out to photograph birds. It drives me batty!
ripresa
Sep. 8th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah I shoot raw when something is really really important. But generally .jpgs otherwise because it's shorter workflow, and is actually pretty good. I just have to remember to make sure it's .jpg fine and large.

With Raw, I have to use adobe bridge to transfer since my computer doesn't recognize .nef files in the D700. Weird.

You can save settings on the D700.
__bin
Sep. 8th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
We have our individual settings saved, but there's a switch on the back that changes the AF points and if the switch is in the wrong position it doesn't focus properly. I never remember to switch it back when I start to shoot!
ripresa
Sep. 8th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Speaking of which, where is the setting to show blown out highlights on the D700 viewer???
__bin
Sep. 8th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. I used to use that setting all the time on my D200 but it wasn't easy to find on the D700 and I just never got around to finding it! Hah.
__bin
Sep. 8th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
You can hit "up" once to check the histogram to see if you've got blow out highlights. But that's not quite as convenient.
ripresa
Sep. 9th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
I am pretty sure I tried hitting up. Ah well, gotta read the manual I guess.
__bin
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
It won't do the blinky thing, but it should show you a screen with some metadata and a histogram. Do you know what a histogram is? I could make one of my blog posts about it! Hah.
ripresa
Sep. 9th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
well, i'm self educated on the internetz, i do know sparodically what things mean, some superficial and some deep.

how about do your first one on depth of field?
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