Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

camera fun

So, my camera is fun to play with. Here is a slideshow of Keene playing in the snow. It's really just a good chance for me to test out the drive speed of the camera.

I like my camera. And my dog. And the snow. Overall, it's a good day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

my first kinda cool photo

now i know you've all been holding your breath to see the first real photo from my new camera. well, exhale and inhale, because here it is. in canon color!
now, i have to admit, steve helped out with the photoshop adjustments. we just did some sharpening, contrast adjustments, etc. anyway, that's steve working his magic on the ice of bridal veil up provo canyon.

i'll try to get one photo up a day. we'll see how well that goes. it takes me forever to do all the post production stuff, but i'm hoping i'll get quicker soon. anyway, enjoy. and always feel free to give critiques or advice on my shots. i have a lot to learn still, so i'm open to instruction for sure.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Steve working

We were at Costco, in the parking lot, sunset was good. iPhone pic.

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business website and photo blog

It's time to start pushing you all towards our business site at Walters Creative. Also, Steve has a photo blog that he is posting to almost daily, you can check it out here.

I'm also trying to post more regularly here and on my Facebook page . Or you can follow me on Twitter, too.

Friday, January 9, 2009

it's here!

Canon 50D, in my house! This is it. This is what I've been waiting for. I'm so excited, I'm even capitalizing. The UPS guy even put chains on his truck and came up to the house. Yeah.

So, I stuck Steve's wide angle lens on it and played around in the living room. But, I don't have the software up, yet to show my first shots (they're not that great, don't get excited). Anyway, I'll put on the other photos I took from my phone. So, here's to me learning to be a real photog.

Steve ready to climb

Steve ready to lead his first multi-pitch. iPhone pic.

View from pitch 1

ignore the finger in the picture. iPhone pic.

3 bags, like always

and I only have one bag. iPhone pic.

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my favorite burger, I think. iphone pic.

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after my whining

so after my post whining about ups (united postal service) (not the opposite of downs), they did actually add some information for me to know when it's coming.

it was in hodgkins, illinois on the 6th. and in orem, utah this morning. it should be here today.

the funny/annoying thing about ups is their automated systems. we got two calls yesterday, from the really nice sounding computer. but all the computer can say is, we're going to deliver a package. the second call, so informative, said that they would be delivering a package that requires a signature, but they couldn't confirm a delivery time, so it would arrive between 7am and 8pm.

have you ever actually tried to talk to a real person at ups? it is impossible. we ran into this issue a year ago with another delivery requiring a signature. we were both at work all day and couldn't be there. they said they would return the package to the sender. hello! so, i spent at least an hour trying to locate a real human to set up a delivery time. nope, didn't happen. so, we did the very high tech and safe thing, we left a note for the driver. we needed to talk to a human, a real person that understands work schedules and complications. the note worked.

the best part of our situation now (besides ups thinking that most people can sit at home on any given day for 13 hours) is that during the winter, ups does not deliver to our house. the trucks literally cannot get here because of the snow. so, they have a locked drop box system. but the nice sounding computer doesn't know that.

anyway, it's coming today. i'll post again when it arrives.

giddy with excitement. it comes!

Monday, January 5, 2009

picture of the day

the view of my eyes this morning. yes, we are in vegas.

ups is lame

over and over i have come to the conclusion that i don't like ups (the package people). for different reasons each time (it's really annoying that you can't actually talk to a real person if you call their 800 number).

today, the reason is because i was so excited to create an awesome blog update of a cool package i have coming. so each day i was going to update on where the package was, etc. well, "awesome" ups hasn't updated the tracking info... so it still just says maspeth, ny. lame.

anyway, on the 9th (the scheduled date of arrival) i'll unveil my exciting package that's coming. and it is coming (if ups isn't too lame).

it's still coming.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

it's coming...

...slowly making it's way across the United States. First stop was Maspeth, New York; it stayed the night there. I assume it got up early this morning and continued it's journey to Utah. They say it'll be here next Friday. I can hardly wait! Part of me wants it to come early, but I also don't want to get my hopes up too quickly.

It's coming.