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NIKON D70 - 1/8000 sec, f4.5 at 70mm

On Saturday night we (Gabba and me) watched a DVD, The Forgotten. It was a little slow in places but had a really nice twist in it which made it interesting enough to stick with it. It had 3 bits of special effects though that were easily some of the best special effects I've ever seen. Not only were they great but every time they happened they scared the shit right out of me. Spectacular stuff.

During the film, it occured to me that there is a Volvo and a Apple Powerbook in every single film that gets produced out of Hollywood. Although I noticed my theory is somewhat flawed as there was neither in The Green Mile (which is set in the 1930s) that I watched some of after The Forgotten had finished.

I finally got rid of the fish tank. 8 years of fish keeping comes to an end. There was a gaping hole in the living room where the tank used to be, but Gabba filled it today with the piano. Yep. Gabba moved the piano from the dining room to the living room. On her own. I'm sleeping with Peter Fatialofa!

I got the seagull standing on the railing on the bridge at Matheson Bay/ My first "rat with wings" without blown highlights.

Dinny. We're thinking of you!

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Posted: Monday, 25 July, 2005 18:36

Captured: 2005:07:24 13:33:40

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  • Great photo. It made me wonder what do seagulls think about? I watched the forgotten to but I have forgotten the scary parts? I bought the DVD in Beijing for $14 Uane or however you spell there stupid currency. I also bought 100 other DVDs and Cds. I notice you had been there? The summer palace etc So when were you there? Did you eat lots of things that looked at you?
    David Serville - Monday, 25 July, 2005 21:39
  • You know, I've never thought about what seagulls think about. Perhaps I should consider it briefly sometime. As for the video, whenever those freaks got sucked up into the sky it gave me a fright. Mind you, I had the HT gear up loud with the subwoofer cranked up to just under the point Gabba bitched at me about it. Yep, went to China in 1999. And yes I did eat things that looked at me. In fact in Guangzhou, I even got to pick my fish for dinner, while they were swimming around in a big tank, and a duck from a cage. It was still alive when I picked it. But damn he tasted good when converted into Peking Duck.
    Dave - Monday, 25 July, 2005 21:46
  • Thanks a bunch!
    Dinny - Monday, 25 July, 2005 21:54
  • You too could have an XC90.....built with a conscience.....e-mail michelenash@xtra.co.nz Principal's Secretary St John's School.....good wife of Gnr Mgr Scandinavian VOLVO NZ....staff discount negotiable. However, as I'm currently diriving one I don't recommend them for parents of three teenage sons because you'll find yourself driving a small Subaru Legacy complete with very imposing sterro or a Mitsubishi (granny's car) with the seat extended so far back that you may as well sit in the boot. The main problem being a) their cars are out of fuel, b) your car is safer doing a run to the mountain or c) I'm going into town and my car sucks! The sensor's on the rear bumper are a godsend.....but should be standard on front, sides, roof and undercarriage.
    Michele - Tuesday, 26 July, 2005 9:09
  • Michele, you sound more like a sales person for Scandinavian VOLVO NZ, than the good wife of the GM.
    Dave - Tuesday, 26 July, 2005 9:14
  • wow, 1/8000th of a second - probably explains the lack of blown highlights
    seriocomic - Tuesday, 26 July, 2005 13:30
  • Yes I know. I got half way through my photo shoot session and realized I had ISO set to 800 from a previous outing in the evening.
    Dave - Tuesday, 26 July, 2005 17:28

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