Friday, January 30, 2015


This image is not too interesting other than the story behind it.

I was out one fall (no pun intended) doing strobist stuff, searching for interesting imagery. I had the light set up a couple of meters camera right, a single Speedlight shooting into an umbrella, when I learned once again that using an umbrella light-modifier outdoors is a bad idea, as with a small wind the stand toppled over, landing it flash-down into a ditch. With water, of course.

So I aborted the photoing and headed indoors, threw the flash in a bag with rice and waited. A week later I took it out and loaded up some batteries, and found it in working order!

Long story short: rice is not only for food.

Thursday, January 08, 2015


Here it is, the big sigh. Sighing for lack of motivation, time lost in video games (curse you Dragon Quest 9), lack of time.

The pendulum of life is multi-dimensional; when it starts swinging from one extreme the natural way is not diametrically opposite. Let's see where it lands next.