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Day 6

And it's the last day of the con. As you can see behind the lj cuts, I finally got a picture of Terry Pratchett from in front instead of his back as he gave someone an award. I'm still getting used to this camera and my non-flash low light level shots come out blurry.





Here is our Guest of Honor holding forth.



And just for the heck of it - the banner of the Seamstresses' Guild (Hem Hem).


This was at Closing Ceremonies, along with recognition of guests and the usual lot of rannygazoo including auctioning off the various banners and things along with other stuff - earlier in the week before the con started, Diane Duane went out for a haircut, and Sir Terry talked her into saving the cut hair to auction off at the con. She did... and sho 'nuff, it brought in about 60 bucks. Then the MC (whose name I finally learned is Pat, though I still don't know his surname) auctioned off the right to shave his beard off. It's been a looong four days. :)

There was also a trailer for the upcoming Going Postal movie which looks promising. Playing music from Beetlejuice in the background didn't hurt the ambiance any. (snerk).

Ah well - went out to dinner with Vicky, Hillel, Lauren and Mike (Lauren's bf), and are now about to leave for the Tail of the Turtle party. This has been a great con - I hope we get to do it again sometime. I may post more later tonight, I may not. The kitty is tired...

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niall_shapero
Sep. 8th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
And...
I will be glad to see you back in LA RSN :-)
kayshapero
Sep. 8th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Re: And...
Tomorrow we're going over to Leslie's to pick up the guitar and hang out for awhile, also out to Joe's if possible. Then Wed am we'll start back.

Then I'll be home for a day and then I have to get out to the Valley for ConChord. Wanna come along?
celticdragonfly
Sep. 8th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
A Going Postal movie? Is this being done by the people who did Hogfather, or are you talking a commercial movie-for-the-theaters kind of thing?
kayshapero
Sep. 8th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
I think TV, leastwise the imdb entry made when it wasn't finished yet says as much. British TV - when it'll get over here (USA) is anybody's guess...

Edited at 2009-09-08 06:46 am (UTC)
msminlr
Sep. 8th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
"my non-flash low light level shots come out blurry."

My camera does the same thing.
I suspect it's a shutter-speed thing, because if I can brace my camera-hand against something solid the photos come out noticeably less blurry.
kayshapero
Sep. 8th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
It is a shutter speed thing - the sort of thing I used to compensate for by using a decently high speed film so I didn't need as much time. A tripod helps - my gorillapod (tripod with wrap-around legs you can attach to whatever) helps, but it's just springy enough that the camera tends to move when I hit the shutter button. Setting it for time delay will probably solve that problem; haven't read that far in the manual yet. And there were no solid objects I could hook the gorillapod to, anyway, and still see anything but everybody else's back.

Edited at 2009-09-08 08:22 pm (UTC)
ghostwolf
Sep. 8th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
So much for progress.

What you've described is the main reason I don't trust digital, and have stuck with film.

Of course, it still leaves the problem of finishing out a roll; something like not uploading your pics from the digital. ;)

BTW, nice to see a face to go with the name and "voice".

Edited at 2009-09-08 10:10 pm (UTC)
kayshapero
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Agreed, film is still superior. Also this is a cheap camera - there are far better (and more expensive) digital models about, that take better pictures, mostly I suspect because they let you do your own focusing, and because they have better lenses. There was a professional photographer with such equipment present getting excellent results. But for what I got it for, namely general snapshotting about, being able to see immediately what I have and take another shot if I don't want it, and not having to worry about number of shots (I've got a 2G card in it, and another in the case) it's great.

Edited at 2009-09-09 03:05 am (UTC)
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