Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Photos are Loaded

It took all night, but the photos from the latest foray into Michigan are up on Flickr. Most of them were from Courtney and Joe's wedding. Many of the photos were shot at 3200 ISO so I wouldn't need the flash. I expected some graininess, but they are a bit more grainy than I would have thought. I'm sure if I would invest in some real photo editing software, I could do something about that, but for now, they is what they is.

I also started a new set to document what we are doing in Debbie's mom's basement. The "before" shots are actually after we had hauled about 20 yards of stuff out of the basement, removed all the warped paneling from the walls, removed all the water damaged drywall, repaired the boarded up basement windows, and re-stacked all the stuff stored down there at one end so we could get to at least part of the floor. In any case, this is what we started with:


And this is what things looked like at the end of Phase 1:


Phase 2 is to shift everything from the north end of the basement to the south end where the floor is already painted, finish painting the floor, then seal the block walls. That gets the stuff done that we have to kick Debbie's mom out of the house for (paint fumes do a number on her). Phase three is mud and tape the drywall, then skim-coat the whole mess to cover up the damage from peeling off the paneling. Given that neither of us knows what we are doing, we will probably go for some sort of textured "effect" rather than try to shoot for a smooth finish. Better to be able to tell people you meant for it to look like crap....

While we were there, Debbie got shots of her mom's flowers including some where the butterfly bush lives up to its name:



And that pretty much covers what we did while we were in Michigan.


GreatMatt said...

You got some great pics from the wedding. That's it. I'm telling Jen that we're getting a good camera like that!

Ric said...

LOL! The setup we used was about $600 out the door (Fujifilm Finepix S100fs camera, memory cards, spare batteries). As far as I can tell, it's at or near the top of the super-zoom point-and-shoot category. I haven't had time with all the moving and job-hunting to set the thing on a tripod and give it a good work-out, but so far, it always does what I need it to do. The only downside is that it comes with a bigger manual than my computer did. Still have no clue what most of the different modes are for....