||[Feb. 16th, 2014|06:35 am]
Yesterday was less than ideal. Some physical symptoms combined to have me feel lousy through most of the day. I also discovered that my couch project was doomed: instead of a cross brace coming loose, which i could fix using some of the neat brackets i found at the hardware store last visit, the frame is broken. (Or both problems.) The broken frame is a bit of a death knell.
So, must find yet another couch again. Fortunately, while broken, it's comfortable, so it's not an urgent choice.
Instead of shopping for a couch, which i dread, i sat on the broken couch and spent time looking for a light tripod (meFOTO line) and for neutral density filters in Cokin A sizes. Surely there must be closets full of the filters out there, but not on eBay. There are knock off versions of Cokin P sizes: which is very tempting, except then i'm left with my Cokin As sitting in my closet.
I think the main thing is that so much of what Cokin did in the past is so much better done in software -- but the neutral density is impossible to replicate.
Anyhow, i've spent hours again looking at filters.
I'm half way through my four-day weekend, knowing the rest of yesterday was very much needed yet wishing i'd DONE something. I did practice taking white-box photos of things to sell or give away, including a Cokin filter and some 62mm filters that i probably picked up at a yard sale. (If you want a 62 mm Hoya skylight 1B or Tiffen blue 80B, just say the word. The Cokin is a linear filter which does not play well with autofocus.)
Today has social & Meeting commitments.