Did you miss me?

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.

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28 Responses to Did you miss me?

  1. of course we missed you–I told my husband over dinner last night that you had not posted and that I was worried and he said to send you flowers if you did not post today because you must be ill–so glad you are back – love the pic

  2. Tammy says:

    Whew, I was wondering what the world stopped yesterday…..mystery solved. 😉

  3. bulldogsturf says:

    Gosh and I was about to phone the police to come and check if all was alright… I love that African piece… living here we have some wonderful artist living out in the middle of nowhere, that turn out the most magnificent statues and wood carvings… and when you see what they do it with…. one is just more amazed…

    • I was very drawn to it – the gentle curves and the feeling of connection between the parents and the children. There was no debate over what to buy that day. I just had to have this piece :). I was never good at any type of artwork myself, so I know what you mean about being amazed by their talent. I guess if I think about it though, my photography is my art :). Thanks for being worried about me LOL!!

  4. Dor says:

    Miss you? An understatement! But I am so glad your Gorilla thing works and now I will expect many wondrous things from your creative eye. You may have to post twice today to make up for lost time!!! 🙂

  5. Phil Lanoue says:

    Certainly you were missed by many.
    Hope the new photo gear works out great for you.

    • Thank you so much :). The biggest thing will be learning how to use my extender tubes properly, but I’m excited about them because I really enjoy macro photography and can’t afford the price of a macro lens. So, this is the next best thing!

  6. benzeknees says:

    I love figurines, especially slightly abstract figurines. How tall is this?

  7. TBM says:

    Rainy weather…isn’t crappy, but wonderful. My friend has one of these fancy doohickey’s. I hope you enjoy it!

  8. zelmare says:

    Oh yes, definitely a gap here in blog world! 🙂 That monkeythingy sounds so handy! Have never seen one…wonder if they are even around in SA? Must have a look. Love the shot! 🙂

  9. ladyfi says:

    That is a lovely statue!

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