Thursday, October 05, 2006

Photos photos and yet more photos

After thinking I might get some free time to myself again now that work on the track day photos has died down, I still seem to be flat out either taking photos, or working on something somewhat photo related.

I got a last-minute offer to go to the Bullets game last night to take photos. So after getting home from work I madly checked battery charge and emptied off flash cards to be at the game at 7:30pm. The night went fairly well, although my camera is too slow and my knees are too old. I haven't had a chance to go through all the photos yet, but here's a few:










Then this morning was the Broncos ticker tape parade in the city to celebrate their premiership victory. So, of course, I took my camera gear to work to get some photos. In my rush to get to work early enough for the parade I left my wallet at home so had to be let into the office each time I came and went. In four and a half years in my current job I think that's the first time I've left my wallet at home.

Anyway, here's the photos from the parade:









Again, I was fighting against my camera to try and fire off enough shots in rapid succession, so I spent the rest of the day thinking budgets etc to work out how long I have to wait before I can afford a 30D. I'm also hoping to upgrade my 70-200 f/4 L lens to a 70-200 f/2.8 L in the next month or so as well.

In the meantime I need to submit my tax return before the end of the month, which I unfortunately owe $500 on. This was due to me advising work that I had private health care at the start of the financial year, but then forgetting to actually get it till almost the end of the year. Hello 1% surcharge :(

Tonight I've been doing some coding on a new gallery that David and I are working on out of frustration at the lack of anything out there that suits our needs. So it's 12:26am and I just finished upgrading fulllockphotos.com to be the first site in the world to use the new Soora engine. I think it's a sign of my current sleep patterns that instead of deciding to go to bed once the upgrade was finished, I felt I needed to blog about it. Hmmm...

Saturday is shaping up to be a great day. A group of us are going to climb Mt Warning, just across the border. At over 1100m (3700ft) it's a fair hike, so it's going to take the better part of the day. The forecast is looking good and I'm really looking forward to reaching the summit for the third time. The camera will (of course) be travelling with me, so I'm sure I'll post photos of it sometime next week.

I guess I should actually get some sleep at some stage between now and then. Oh, we have some 10-minute massage people coming in to work tomorrow. That is going to be sooo good.

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