Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cemeteries and shifting (plus tilt)

Colma Angel2, originally uploaded by craftyK.

Here is an amazing image I was able to capture with my new TS lens in Colma, Ca. I had actually heard of this headstone- the original is in Italy, and it is the most incredible weeping angel. We got lucky; it was at the first cemetery we stopped in. For those of you who don't know, Colma is often referred to as "the city of the dead" because it has more people buried here than living here. It's where most San Franciscans are buried. There are a LOT of graves - we couldn't believe we found this headstone on our first try! Click on the image to go to my flickr account and see another TS shot that I took today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New lens!

apron shift tilt, originally uploaded by craftyK.

I just got my new Hartblei 65mm shift/tilt lens! I am so excited to use its 4X5 powers on my little SLR. I didn't have the tripod handy (and boy is it hard to use without a tripod) and it's too dark out to use outside, so I'm only posting one image tonight. Since Isaac was still at work, my Nikon carrying neighbor Pierre helped me figure out how to use it. It didn't come with a manual- perhaps it was in Russian and they didn't bother to send it? Anyways, very exciting!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

"A Very Gay Christmas"

Or at least that's what the marketers for Bloomingdale's San Francisco office must have been thinking. I can see it now:
"Hey Ed, what should we do for the big holiday opening this year?"
"ummm.. I don't know, what do they like in San Francisco? I'm pretty sure I remember that they like gay. What can we do that's gay? How about models spray painted gold to look like angels?"
"I don't know Ed. That only sounds gay-ish."
"Yeah, but I'm not finished yet. What if those angels were wearing huge gold codpieces? And what if they were gyrating to thumping beats, surrounded by anorexic models?"
Or at least that's how I envision how the conversation went. It was truly amazing, and I deeply regret not having a video camera on hand to capture it. The still shots really don't, err, capture it, if you know what I mean.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Kerry's haircut!!!

Kerry's haircut!!!, originally uploaded by Simian Cephalopod.

Kerry got her hair cut and it's CUTE :D I think it's the best I've ever seen it.