Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Steady...

After the white balance revelation yesterday I tried to take some photos of some chiyogami earrings in progress this morning, but they are all hilariously blurry. Using a white balance adjusted camera means having to press down on the shutter longer, and I am a bit of a wiggly photographer. Plus, I cannot seem to stop laughing while taking photos today. So you may have to wait awhile to see the fruits of my "discovery"...

It was my birthday last week and I didn't post any birthday photos, did I? So here I am with my birthday cake at taiko (Japanese drumming) practice last week-end with Arashi Daiko, my second family. If you click on this photo, you'll note youngest member, Calvin, staring intently at the cake.


And... this was my 9th birthday party in 1976. That's me holding Barbie on a bicycle (easier to see if you click on the pic). Roxanne is holding Olympic Ken, whose head, at some point, I stuck in the boiling kettle spout to see what would happen - his hair and eyebrows peeled off , but they were just painted on anyway. And no, I can't remember why I did that. Probably the same reason why I hacked off another Barbie's hair - and just so you know, a pixie cut is a no-no for Barbie since her roots look like hair-plugs.


The only boy I invited was my cousin, Mitsuo, in the white shirt in front, who is also a taiko player in Alberta, with Edmonton's Kita no Taiko. I was the only girl at his party that year too.

Coffee is almost ready and then back to work...

4 comments:

picciolo said...

what great birthday pictures, that cake looks delicious! Drumming sounds like fun, a good way to let go of everything I would imagine
: )

High Desert Diva said...

Holding still for pictures is hard. I really should break out the tripod.

Love the birthday pics!

DancingMooney said...

Happy Belated Birthday! And, please do tell if you find an easy way to get the white balance thing-y working on your camera.

I love taking photos of nature and life, but photographing jewelry is a necessary evil for me. I refuse to become competent in my fiances camera functions. I figure at the price he paid for it, I should be able to click the button and it should do what I want it to do, without my having to tell it. Ha! Right... Like that will happen!
;)

Rosebud Collection said...

Happy birthday..cake sure looks good.
Love the other birthday picture too.
Real nice pictures and thank you for sharing..