June 7, 2009
Grounded in Montreal
|Lens (35mm Equiv.)||Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1-12.8mm (35mm 24-60mm) f/2.0-2.8 (28mm)|
|Exp. Prog. / Shutter @ Aperture||Program AE / 1/100 @ f/2.5|
|Metering w/Adj. @ ISO||Multi-segment w/0 EV @ ISO 80|
This little guy was grounded on a step in a Montreal neighborhood. He was with two of his siblings. Evidently mom was a bit premature in kicking them out of the nest.
I couldn't resist the urge to get up close and personal with my new camera. He was asleep and soaking up the late spring sunshine when I took the first few photographs. I think his ornery expression comes from being woken up from his nap.
I hope they were able to fly away!
Blast From the Past: Nerd Alert
Warning! Excessively excessive amounts of nerdiness ahead!
This photo is circa winter 1996. I was 16 years old. My brother and I were obsessed with Weird Al Yankovic, more so my brother. He single handedly drove my dad into seeking him out and working on a promotion for Sam Goody stores (later bought out by Best Buy).
This photo was taken backstage at a Weird Al show. This show has forever stuck out in my mind as the only show I've been to where the audience spontaneously started clapping on the down beats and it effected the band so negatively that Weird Al stopped the song in order to get the audience clapping on beats 2 & 4.
I honestly cannot tell who is more of an awkward nerd, me or Weird Al. Look at my glasses! Those shoes! That watch! How about the buttoned up top button of my shirt?
Do you think I really needed that regular Coke? I probably should have been drinking a diet. Perhaps even more shocking is that I am working at the same company—Digi—back then that I am now!