I was finally able to afford the Adobe Design Suite — thanks to their new subscription service launched with CS6. So far, I’ve been nerding out hardcore. I started working on a website for my Dad’s Gun Show, and he loves what I’ve come up with so far, and I got to edit photos from home today to send them into work. Awesome!
This weekend I had some wonderful photo assignments. Starting with Project Heavy Duty, a program that gives high school kids a chance to try out heavy equipment. I even got to go up in a man lift. I went about 60 feet in the air and made him take me back down. I’m such a wuss.
The Rival Revival Roller Derby bout was on Saturday. Kimberley’s Bavarian Barbarians rocked, and won their bout. Cranbrook’s Mountain Town Maulers didn’t do as well. They got trounced by more than 200 points, unfortunately. But I had fun shooting, although, I am missing my 60D more than ever. The ol’ Rebel doesn’t enjoy the low light action, and it’s too slow to shoot good action shots. I was, however, able to shoot in Camera RAW, which was sweet. I haven’t been able to since I bought my new camera because my work version of Photoshop was too old to support the new camera.
I went with my friends Patricia and Patrick. Patrick got renamed to Oat by the end of the night because I kept accidentally typing that instead of Pat and Pat on my new phone. Sunday was of course Mother’s Day. I went to shoot barrel racing at Idlewild Park in Cranbrook. It was a gorgeous day and there was an osprey flying over the lake. He was camera shy, however. But it was still cool watching him fly in one place, and then suddenly plunge down into the water in pursuit of a fish.
After that, I picked up some lobster for mom and made her a lobster dinner. I sang Rock Lobster while I cooked up a yam mash with honey and a beet salad. Yum! Breaking apart the lobsters ourselves was a little bit unsettling. When you get a tail in a restaurant they clean all the gross parts out. I felt weird tearing apart a
little sea bug. But then when I tasted how delicious he was, I was more willing.I chatted with my Grandma for awhile after supper and wished her a happy Mother’s Day too.
It’s May long weekend coming up, and I’m thinking of heading out for some camping with my sister. She’s driving to the Crowsnest Pass for the weekend, and it’s only two hours away.
Tomorrow I’m going to check on the progress of my camera, if there is any. I’m getting impatient. Also the longer it takes, I fear the higher the price tag. Please be kind to me, very expensive Canon technician.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with Instagram lately. I just got a brand new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and I decided to try the app. I actually like it. I never really understood what the big fuss was all about when people started using it, but I like how easy it is to add everything to Facebook and Twitter at the same time. Perhaps I’ll make an Instagram gallery later this week.
I’ll get some more photos from my weekend activities once they run in the paper this week. We’ve booked three photo pages and I think I’ll add another from the barrel racing. I love it!!