Monday, June 23, 2008

Things I Want and Other Interesting Things

What a busy weekend! Actually we have been crazy busy the last few weeks. It's all been fun stuff though so there is no complaining, but I'm sleepy! D is house sitting for his bro and sister in law and I get to help part time. This is a great thing as the house is absolutly amazing. It's around a hundred years old and just chock full of cool stuff. Stunning old architecture, tons of original features.....every room is a plethora of photographic opportunity. Which leads me to the next bit of fun! We are going all crazy photographing all the gorgeous little still lifes that abound in the house, and will be posting them on our house blog - link to come shortly once duncan makes it pretty.

Then, taking an idea from D's past life (or as I call it, B.E. - before Erin - back when all was dark and dreary for him....yes I am just THAT cool *snicker*) we are going to do a photography contest in the basement. Yes. The basement. 6 shots each, 3 from my DSLR and 3 from his point and shoot. We will post all 12 randomly mixed up on the photo blog and hopefully Jfu, Joz or Jon - take your pic, will judge for us. And anyone else who cares to pitch in.

I am fully confident that I will win. But then again so is Duncan.....could be interesting. *grin* I'm very excited about this.

Ok, now because I'm totally mercinary and it IS only 8 days until Erin day! - a list of some of the big-ish things I really want (but that I can pretty much guarentee I WONT get), just for fun. Hahaha.
1. Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 Limited Lens
The SMC PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited lens is designed for use with digital cameras. At only 15mm thick it is exceedingly thin. This exclusive "Limited Lens" assures exceptional image quality, with high contrast, high resolution, great sense of depth, and minimal aberrations. Sophisticated and portable it offers a natural perspective close to the naked eye. The SMC PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited is an ideal standard lens that performs superbly. Like all PENTAX lenses, this lens is treated with the acclaimed SMC coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast images.

2. A Lens Baby
I've been dying to play with one of these since a few months ago when I got my hands on one up at sunpeaks.....want want want. Sigh.

3. Any of these pendants from Heartworks on
Love Love Love this style. Also love the more rectangular ones. They look wicked on a thin silvery wire instead of chain, choker style. Check it out, it's pretty.

4. A Kit-Cat Clock

I have always wanted one of these. Maybe an Erin day gift to myself? Hmmmmm.....

5. Operettas Viardot [Black] by Fluevog

Ok, I'll stop now.....Must go buy a lotto ticket!!!

Over and Out!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE the shoes by he way!

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea! I'm sure you'll win ;)

Thanks for the thoughtful comment. It was very comforting!

therzo said...

I plan on judging too.

The shoes are pretty hot stuff. And the Lens Baby is a must.

Erin said...

Excellent...the more photo savvy judges the better....

Ya the shoes rock, glad all agree...but do they rock $300 worth? siiiigh...

Duncan said...

Scrolling through, two down....