Thursday, February 28, 2008

Coffee at Starbucks

Networking with a potential employer - informal chat over coffee at Starbucks next to Chapters at Pinecrest. Very pleasant. Couldn't believe Chapters wasn't open - how shortsighted of them was that! I would have gone in and done some browsing. It was 9:30 am when I left and there were a few people waiting outside so presume they were waiting for a 9:30 opening and not killing time until 10

Monday, February 25, 2008

Camera Woes

The 1Dmk3 went back to Canon on Friday. They recalled it for the sub-mirror fix.
Went out on Sunday to take some frisbee pics and found that the mk2 was showing the same fault I sent it in to be fixed for in September last year. Shutter speed unpredictably shoots up too high resulting in underexposure. Not even that, but the underexposure in more obvious at the bottom of the frame. Has to be tied in with the shutter somehow and they messed up when they replaced the shutter. Looks like I'll be Canon-less for a few weeks :-(

Friday, February 22, 2008

New Bins

Paul got his new bins today. Picked them up over lunch. He told me they were Reg Holdsworth style but they turned out to be quite conventional and boring :-p

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Went for an interview today. Went ok, I think. Must have been my new clothes. Spent about 1.5 hours in Mexx yesterday, hating everything I tried on. I didn't hate the clothes, just me wearing them I didn't like.
And I wimped out on going to the gym today so I've only myself to blame for looking like a blimp.
Time for a chip butty.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Had a photo session yesterday with a couple and their very bouncy black lab, Harley. He managed to sit still long enough for a snap or two :-)
It was also the new "Family Day" holiday in Ontario. Just what the doctor ordered. A nice day off after a long weekend :-)

Monday, February 18, 2008


We were at the Club Canin Chomedey AAC trial Friday, Saturday & Sunday. First standard run of the day, Tanja got Std Q number 25 and earned her Silver Award of Merit! She got her ATChC and Bronze AOM at the same trial last year. They have wonderful ribbons!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Went along to Confederation park today to look at the Winterlude Ice sculptures. Some of the sculpures were under cover, presumably to protect them against the elements but they didn't look very impressive during the day. I suspect when they are lit in the evening it will be a whole different tale. While we were there, there was an ice carving contest. We arrived just in time to watch three sculptors put the finishing touches to their art.
More pics in my pbase album

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008

Studio Session

Went to Ed Shapiro's studio to learn a bit more about lighting and have Natalie take a publicity shot of me, Tyra and camera :-)
Not convinced the short lighting works well for dogs. Also struggled somewhat with the ratios when person and dog posed. Dog perfectly exposed and human too brightly lit or dog underexposed with good lighting on human. Photo above is of Alika. Fairly decent one, I think, but could have done without seeing part of the chair behind her. Processing of all the other files may take a while due to the lighting and exposure.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Lots of Snow

Lots of snow again on Friday. Boris loves it.
Went down to Kathryn's place in Mallorytown for Janet Lundy's handling seminar. Lilly & Luke came down in the van with Tanja & I. Had a good time & Tanja actually wanted to work! Called in to see Janet's new house on the way home. Keith had made up some bottle crunch tug toys and Janet gave one each to us. Ivan loves it!