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April 5th, 2005

A Reasonable Tuesday
The blood test I had today in Palo Alto marks two years since the prostate was removed, and, one hopes, whatever cancer was inside was removed too. Doodle-dee-do. You cross your fingers every time they take your blood, but from what I'm told, two years is a milestone of some kind. I'm up for milestones of some kind.

Other than that, a summer-like day, the drive down to Palo Alto and back a hassle, but nothing like some of my previous trips where I was so zoned out I'd miss my turn off coming home and end up in San Francisco or, on my visit last year prior to having a hernia repaired, unconsciously throwing my car keys evidently hidden in paper wrappers that were cluttering up my car into the parking lot trash basket and then spending half an hour searching for the keys wondering if I might be going more than a bit crazy. I take these as signs my head does not like visiting Stanford hospital. Today went well and if the test results are negative I have no complaints. This Tuesday in Oakland.

I should probably convert the photograph on top to black and white to see how it looks. I can't seem to adjust the reds without giving the damned things a zombie cast. Not good to give your photographs a zombie cast, but what do I know? It could be the coming thing. There is an Adobe PhotoShop color class coming up in June. I have books about PhotoShop color. Maybe I should pop for a ticket or actually read one of these books. Anything (anything) to learn how to correct the reds is my thought. It's the ISO setting of 500 (and probably the 1/30th of a second shutter speed) that gives me the fits, but one at least talks about trying whatever one can try to get better pictures).

Anyway, a reasonable Tuesday, here in Oakland.

The photograph was taken last Saturday in Seattle with a Nikon D2h mounted with a 17-55mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at 1/30th second at f 3.2 at ISO 500.