Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Camera Love.

So, as I said yesterday, I really love my new camera. I purchased a Canon PowerShot A570IS. It has lots of nifty features that I look forward to using, and if I just let it use the default settings, items on the black neckboard come out perfectly. I'm still having trouble with the white neckboard, and small displays, but that can easily be fixed. And even those images are super-sharp, they just have an annoyingly dark background.

The above necklace was photographed with the new camera yesterday; all I had to do was crop, resize, and do some quick background clean up. None of the usual playing with brightness and contrast and sharpening, and still not being happy. As for the necklace itself, it's called "Tears of the Earth Dragon." I made it for the Anime NebrasKon art auction. If you're going to be in or around Lincoln, NE the weekend after next, and you like anime and/or manga, you should definitely go to the convention. Not only will three of my jewelry pieces be up for auction, but my awesome friend Dylan is one of the organizers and he deserves your support. Keep up the good work, Dylan!

I have so much housework and homework to do today, hence getting the blogging done early. Chris and I decided on a time travel theme for our Chinese skit final, and we have to have the first draft of the script done by next Tuesday. That's on top of our existing homework, ugh. It's going to be some hard work, but I think it will be a really fun skit and will stand out from the crowd.


  1. Marilee J. Layman11/7/07, 12:06 PM

    The Earth Dragon is carved? Very elegant necklace!

  2. Thank you, Marilee!

    The dragon is a netsuke-style boxwood carving. I love how detailed he is. Actually, it's hard to give him up... but I can't keep ALL of the awesome focals that I buy ;)