Two Fruits and a Fly?

Woke up after getting some well earned rest after yesterdays 18ish hour stint, woke up hot, went to the fridge to grab a Goulburn Valley snack pack. Had a spoonful and went looking for my next piece of fruit and surprise surprise. Look what I found.

I have emailed SPC Ardmona asking for a please explain and expressing my shock and disappointment at their QA process. With so much technology including such things as full body scanners, it’s not exactly rocket science to sort something along those lines to scan for anything that is not fruit or fruit syrup!

Antares Baptism!

Had Antares’ baptism today which meant a trip out west to Lidcombe. On all accounts it should have been fairly straight forward but unfortunately it was one of those drives where the nerves got the better of me and made it a somewhat uncomfortable drive to the event. Not sure what the deal was but the nerves were there all the way to Lidcombe (yes I know a massive 40 minute drive), which on the big plus side gave me a chance to practise my breathing techniques and what not. Got past the nerves and got to the event in one piece although I must admit there were plenty of moments when I thought about either pulling over or swapping drivers. Must remember to keep the mental note that I pushed past the barrier and survived at to come out unscathed at the other end if I’m to start catching planes. Planning a 2 month trip around Europe so gotta be strong.

On the plus side got to test out the LX5 in dim lighting (inside a church!). Not exactly what I’d call stellar results, but I’m not going to always blame the equipment. I should have realised that babies are always going to be squirming and 1/25 second shutter speed even at ISO 400 isn’t going to cut it. Should have brought the D300S but I thought hey, I bought this camera for a reason so lets give it a test spin. Also didn’t realise the main photographers were all busy at the baptism! Ooopsies!

Notes to take out of todays session.

  • Babies move, so need fast shutter speed
  • With the LX5, set it to take multiple shots just incase one of them is sharp 😛
  • Having 2.0 Aperture doesn’t mean you should use it all the time, group shots means some people are going to be (OOF) Out of Focus!
  • Next time just bring the D300S with the SB800, you bought it for a reason!
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    Green Finger!

    It’s that time of the year where we all get very excited by gardening projects and this year is no different. Off to Bunnings on the weekend to buy some pots, some plants and some potting mix. It’s alot smaller this year with only some tomatoes, parsley and basil being grown. There’s an internal competition to see who’s will last the longest and bear the most fruit. Since I picked the tomatoes I’m the only one that can win the fruit competition. Providing I’m not too lazy I’ll be taking daily and then probably weekly photos of their progress.

    So far the tomatoes are going strong and it helps theres been a bit of rain over the past few days. Mind you today is only day 2, but I’ll get some pics up shortly. Go go tomatoes!!!