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Yesterday waiting at a bus stop.

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December 3, 2008

Not Less
Wednesday. Up an hour later than usual, the sky overcast. Breakfast at the usual place, the Wednesday morning business group breaking up as I entered so there were no monologues to compete with reading the paper. Come in later on Wednesday mornings, said the voice. I wonder if I can remember that?

I'm informed the third coat of stucco has been applied to the front of the building, yes, but one or two base coats of paint and a finish coat are yet to come. For some reason I'd thought the third coat would contain whatever color they were planning to apply, but obviously not. So, Ms. Emmy will have to juggle access to her litter box with the boys on the scaffolding outside for another whatever number of weeks. Months. Years.

Are we feeling blue?

We are ready for adventure even if adventure may not be ready for us.

Later. They say exercise will elevate your mood more reliably than most anything else (including sake) and indeed, as I was walking back from the downtown late this morning, this bit of knowledge came to me as I realized the mood of the morning had lifted and I was thinking of things to do once I got back to the apartment. My, my.

Later still. Oh, the photograph. I like the effect or I wouldn't have run it, but it's what happens when you don't adjust the ISO setting on the camera after shooting in very low light. One eight thousandth of a second is as fast as the camera will shoot (and no complaints, that's plenty fast for beginners), but when it's wide open shooting into the sun at ISO 3200, well, that's what you get. Best to make more mistakes, see what you get. I need more mistakes in my life, not less.

The photograph was taken yesterday waiting at a bus stop with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 24 - 70mm f 2.8 Nikkor G lens at 1/8000th second, f 2.8, ISO 3200.