Her fathers words0
“But sometimes, it just hits you”1
neil posted in Travel on November 28th, 2007
Sandy Puc is a portrait photographer. In addition to her day job, she takes portraits of still-born infants for a non-profit called “now I lay me down to sleep”. A LA times article about this is here. Its worth reading despite the irritating adverts. Link via APhotoEditor.
Packed for a week of climbing0
neil posted in Travel on November 26th, 2007
As mentioned before Fraser spent last week clinging to frozen things in the highlands. This is how he packed:
You know you’ve been there too long when….5
neil posted in Travel on November 25th, 2007
Last week Fraser and I went north in very different directions. He went with a van full of climbing gear and a matress to explore this years highland ice climbing. I went with a van full of electrical doohickeys to Islay to pursue science at a power station there. Here is a photo and email conversation from yesterday
You know you’ve been in the highlands/on Islay too long when:
Neil: Instant Coffee starts to taste good (I’ve got one in-cup-filter left
for a special occasion)
Fraser: Cous cous and dried mushrooms starts to taste good
Neil: Its normal to wear a fleece and socks in bed.
Fraser:Its normal to wear a buffalo and boots in bed.
Neil:Whirring, high pitched humming and incredibly loud cooling fans are
normal background noise.
Neil: The first thing you put on in the morning is your hat. The last thing you take off at night is your hat.
Fraser: You can’t remove your hat, as it appears to be stuck to your hair.
Neil:The shower is in the next room. You dress fully before slipping next
door to shower.
Neil: You wear seven layers as a matter of course and it feels normal.
Fraser: Buy a buffalo…
Neil: Your laptop is an important heat source.
Fraser: Ewan’s fags are an important heat source.
Neil: Save laptops, cups of tea/coffee and your morning shower, everything
you touch is much colder than you.
Fraser: Save cups of tea and your porridge, everything
you touch is frozen solid.
Neil: Stainless steel is your friend until you need to put a hole in it.
Fraser: Your ice axes are your friends until you roll over on to you in your sleep.
Neil: You open and close doors with a hammer (specially for this purpose)
Fraser: You cannot open the back doors of your van ’cause the locks are frozen shut.
Fraser wins on general epic points I feel. The science continues until tomorrow.
Having a good day0
neil posted in Travel on November 15th, 2007
Is shooting a sport you thought you were past caring about and finding something new. Then blowing all your all pictures away.
I’ll say a lot about Canon’s 1 series but they do capture action pretty well.
A wii fight?0
neil posted in Travel on November 12th, 2007
Big Air take 2: BUDS0
neil posted in Travel on November 11th, 2007
Sorry I landed on your slave dude…..0
neil posted in Travel on November 4th, 2007
Shooting (and writing) at Scottish Universities Dry Slope (SUDS). Published in STUDENT on tues.
A snowboarder plowed over my SB800 and pocketwizard. I did’nt see and wondered why my strobe was’nt working. The other photog there looked worried and told me what happened. I checked the strobe, it was fine, reconnected the finicky PC cable and started shooting again. Never did nail THE shot. Maybe next weekend at BUDS.
That was unexpected0
neil posted in Travel on November 3rd, 2007
Did’nt expect to be shooting a portrait of a painter today. Nice bloke with decent but limited English. Thankyou Mr Strobist for opening my eyes to the potential of this sort of thing. Must learn how to pose people……..
Audrey and Eric are off to Vegas tomorrow to start a road trip and may blog from there, huzzah! Until then go forth unto Bart Pogoda’s blog and be blown away.