Monday, October 13, 2003

Week before vacation

Wow. My last update was almost exactly a week ago. How . . . punctual of me?!?

This weekend was a letdown. Wasn't too bad but it was less than outstanding. I was supposed to make a photoshoot Saturday morning and I missed that due to a burned out wire on my Jeep resetting the onboard computer so that the engine wouldn't even run. Oh, it'd try and start but it just wouldn't catch and run. I was a good hour ahead of schedule and ready to really setup and have a great shoot and had to tell the model that it just wasn't going to happen. And to top it off, it was perfect weather. I mean it was overcast with a terrific ambient light. I'm still sick over missing that photoshoot. After that, Cindee and I did drop off our daughter at my Dad's and he and my step-mother kept her for about 90 minutes while Cindee and I went out for a date. I was probably still a little strained as I was ticked about missing the shoot but I think we had a decent dinner. We went home and sat down to watch the football game and WOW!! Georgia kicked the poopie outta Tennessee. That was not fun to watch but it was complete in dismantling any illusions that Vol fans might have had about our team this season. Mark Richt's team just totally dominated TN. Not fun to watch but you gotta have some seasons like this along the way. Right now its 2 losses (Auburn & Georgia). We better work hard to win out and have a decent season and a decent bowl bid (Miami is at Miami this year so its liable to be a very hard game).

Sunday was Prater's Mill (an outdoor festival where vendors setup booths and people demonstrate old, traditional southern lifestyles and skills). It was fun and Cindee bought a beautiful woven basket. Oh yeah, we got a new entertainment center and she placed the basked on top of the dark wood entertainment center. It looks good.

Well, back to work; thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 06, 2003

Monday afternoon break

OK. I'm taking a break to add this to my BLOG.

Busy weekend. I spent most of Friday night in Kinkos getting business cards printed and release forms for photography produced. I now have full color photos on my business cards and I have professionally prepared model and property release forms that are two-part, carbonless forms so that I get the original and the model or property owner gets a copy of the contract. The cards were supposed to be ready at 10:00. I went back at 11:30 and had to wait about an hour and they had to print some of them a second time as the cutter was off and it created an odd angle on the cards.

Saturday I had a class in portrait photography from Pat & Tom Cory. They live here in Chattanooga but the class was in Huntsville. I learned some and did my first shoot with both preschoolers, young elementary aged children and two teens. Several good photos so go see them out at PBase ( Look in the portrait class folder at the top of the page. Got back home and downloaded the photos to my desktop computer. Copyrighted them, thumbnailed them and then took the family up to my Mom's to watch the TN game. We lost to Auburn. I wasn't a happy camper and we were all tired so we left a little early.

Sunday we just had a lazy day. My server died during the night (I think from trying to host so many pictures for models (average about 400-800 photos per photoshoot). I worked to setup my computer to host the domains for a couple of days but I need that server back to keep on hosting the pictures and letting models select the photos for me to work on.

Well, back to work for me. This was a nice little break.

Thanks for stopping by,