Good day loyal readers. Yes, it is very close to the date that the fat man dressed in red comes down the chimney. What a hectic month this has been: has December always been like that?
A few weeks ago I photographed three generations of women at Victoria Quay. Since it was a dreary day I used “Phil”, also known as fill flash. I had my trusty Nikon set at 400 ISO, with a shutter speed 1/125th of a second and aperture of f5.6, using my zoom lens at 70mm (translates as 105mm in 35mm language). I shot 110 photos and ended up with 44 wonderful images (slightly Photoshopped).
In the meantime, Les has been busy selling her wares at Christmas craft shows: her handmade cocktail aprons, Barbie tent (complete with sleeping bags and fabric floor), handmade greeting cards and of course the LadyzBagz.
While she is slaving away with the sewing machine, I am busy cooking up a Surprise Supper. Just for the heck of it, I worked from Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Food Revolution cookbook. One night I made “Perfect Roast Beef” along with “ A Consistently Good Gravy”, and “Roasted Potatoes and Carrots”. Another night I made “Crunchy Garlic Chicken” with “Best Baby Potatoes”. The third night I made “Beef and Ale Stew”.
Finally my piece de resistance: “Homemade Curry Pastes “ Rogan Josh paste. I roasted, I toasted, I pestled and mortared, and I whizzed the ingredients in the food processor. The paste was made in the afternoon and placed lovingly in the refrigerator ready for the evening curry.
My best friend until I croak came up from Seattle to spend the weekend with us. Les was at a craft fair so Neil and I had a ball shooting (cameras, not guns).
We went to Harbour Quay and dropped in on Judy at All Mex’ed Up. We also went to what I call the fishermen’s marina and got some great shots of resting boats. They looked like they were resting up before an early morning.
I am hosting another free mini-seminar (one hour) at the library on Tuesday, Jan. 14 called “ Now That You Own A Digital Camera – What you need to know”. Make sure that you phone the library at 250-723- 9511 to register.
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