The Piecemeal Man (abmann) wrote,
The Piecemeal Man


On the Catwalk
Originally uploaded by ABMann

I am sincerely glad this week is over. I dislike deadline stress since invariably there are issues we find at the last minute that we can't always address. It is harrowing at least, especially if we find major bugs. Luckily, the only issues we have remaining are minor though complex to fix but no customers will see them; they happen in a particular environment setup that, though we are contractually obligated to a customer to support it, hasn't actually happened yet. And never will since our company is adamant that they never do such a silly thing. Occasionally customers do listen to us (especially of we wave the patient safety flag at them).

Now I really want to post more, something involved and even interesting but as I've been eaten by my job for the last two weeks, I got nada. Saddness.

Um... I have a cranberry scone in front of me. ^_^ I keep stopping at Vic Allen's in the morning for Chai or Coffee and to see the cute barristas. Unlike SOME coffee shops which I frequent, the cute barristas can pull decent shots there too. It may be the owner of said VA's, with her uber bible Study manners implores upon these girls not to suck at their jobs. Unimaginable. Work ethic? That's not what this country is all about!

: So, people are interested in a Photowalk this Sunday. Let's say we meet at Ground Zero around noon for lunch and take this route along Willy St and the lake towards Olbrich:

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That will be a nice walk. 2.5 miles. Then we can head back unless people want to stay at Olbrich for a while. Sound good? Yea or Nay?
Yes. You should all come and join me. Else only I will be getting the exercise.

I love the fisheye. I can't think of any consistent use though. So much so that I'm considering selling it and buying the 105mm VR Macro lens I've been oogling for a while. A great street length with VR AND macro AND the price dropped recently. Mmm... macro. tastes like closeness.

I took the photo near state one night. I handheld a 1.6 second exposure to get the people motion on the sidewalk. Fisheye is REALLY forgiving of camera shake.

Lastly: believes Nikon is releasing a new camera on Monday. The D700. New flash is very likely and potentially two new lenses too. I'm excited. Though if it is the D700, it is WAY out of my price range. $3k? Um.. yeah.
UGH. Two work trips to Texas in August.
We know where our towels are. You should find yours too (at photog_xp!).
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