Yesterday was the first day that I skipped blogging, and it felt really strange. Did you miss me because I sure missed all of you? LOL
Actually, it worked out well for me because Sunday night, when I normally would have been drafting my post, was my parents’ last night visiting us, and my mommy and I were playing with our cameras and other toys from the photography show. One of the things that I bought was a Gorillapod, which is a small bendable tripod for supporting your camera securely in unusual places. You can wrap the legs around a tree branch if you want or even attach it to a railing. It has a ball head, so you can also rotate it to take portrait shots. I have contemplated buying one of these for a while because I have a pretty good tripod, but it doesn’t go down low enough to the ground for some of my flower shots, so I usually have to take handheld shots.
The weather was really crappy here on Sunday with rain and very high winds, so I just experimented a little bit inside. In the summertime at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto, they have an international building where you can buy handiwork from different countries around the world. One year we met a lady from Africa who was really interesting to talk to, so every year that we went to the CNE, we tried to visit her booth and buy something. This year I was drawn to a small figurine which is supposed to represent a mother, father, and two children. I just fell in love with it :). On Sunday I put it down on the carpet in my living room, attached my camera to the Gorillapod, and started experimenting. The Gorillapod was steady and easy to adjust to whatever position I needed. I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with it! Here is my favourite shot.