Yesterday was a huge day. I woke early for a start. The plan was to meet Wom at the airport whilst she was in transit between Sydney and Brisbane. Unfortunately due to delayed planes we never got to catch up but hey, the thought counts right? So I’m in the city, it’s rainy, overcast and humid. Really gross weather for a day trip to the city combined with a 4 hour return trip on the train. What’s a girl to do? Well this girl visited the Monet exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Brilliant.
I surrounded myself in the works of the Impressionists and lost myself in it all for 2.5 hours. I had to look at the time twice. A testament to how much I enjoyed it. I couldn’t leave without first visiting the gift shop. I grabbed a cool magnet and some postcards which I’ll frame later. After I got myself some culture I had some lunch and watched the city buzz by at the Park. Somehow calming to do this trip by myself. I liked it. I recommend it.
From there I walked to Ted’s camera house on Pitt Street where I was served by an awesome guy named “Will” who helped me (3 hours) to find my perfect camera. We went over the complete Canon/Fuji/Nikon range and dissected every possible pro and con for each brand and model. It was exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time. I was getting so much closer to “my baby” and I was finally able to chat to someone who knew what they were talking about. Awesome.
It’s so funny that after finally committing (or so i thought) to Canon I turned on my heels and went with Nikon… as I originally planned on doing 18 MONTHS AGO. I shouldn’t have researched so much. I should have stuck to my gut instinct. Lesson learnt. I bought a whole heap of stuff to go with it so I’ll put that in another post. In the end I left with a smile on my face and a skip in my step.
Then the reality set in that I’d have to lug the camera around the city till I got home. sigh. Peak hour train commuters and standing room only for a 2 hour journey wasn’t fun AT ALL… but I have my baby so I was happy. Before I jumped on the train though I decided to visit my friend Con from my ClubX days. It was great to see him. A giggle as always. I really do miss working with him. Dispite what you might think some of the best guys I’ve met work in the adult industry.
I’d had a long day day tripping around the city. My feet hurt, I was dehydrated and cranky from all the stinky humid commuters. I finally made it home and unpacked all my goodies. I couldn’t even play with my camera though… the battery had to charge over night. As my dad put it… “like pulling teeth… slowly” and he was spot on. Overnight wasn’t too bad, I was really tired and it didn’t take long for me to pass out. The hardest thing was having to go to work and do a full day.
Yep, no photos. No playing with my baby. I thought about her all day whilst I was meant to be concentrating. To make it even worse a storewide sale started today and the Area Manager Nicole was instore. All I wanted to do was roll about in the grass, go to a lookout, hang out with the dogs and take thier pictures. Be outside doing what I love.
Finally 5 o’clock ticked over and I was free. When I got home we have a visitor so even more “teeth pulling” was endured. My baby was so close yet so far. Then we had dinner and a movie Steve bought home “Death Race”. As soon as he fell asleep during the movie (as he ALWAYS does, even in public) I raced into the computer room, shived in the battery and CLICK… took my first photo.
It was brilliant. It didn’t matter what it was of, if it was in focus (of course it was) or framed well… it was the virgin picture. Just the sound of the shutter… dreamy… and it’s all mine. No more sharing or borrowing. I’ll still use the shitbox, don’t get me wrong it’s done the hard yakka and survived. It’s a little trooper but it just wont see as much action. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
If you’ve managed to read this far, thank you. Now I’m doing boring things like reading the manual (its 1000x bigger than this post) and downloading support software. I feel like I’m out of my rut. I’ve finally got some great tools. I did ok with what I had but now… imagine the possibilities!