Friday, June 18, 2010
Hey everyone! A long time ago (back when my readership consisted of about 10 people (if you counted generously, and included my cat)), I asked what people’s thoughts would be about moving to a 3-post-per-week format, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The response at that time was overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the 5-per-week rhythm (2 out of 2 responses is 100%, right?). But, based on this week’s performance it looks like I’m subconsciously moving in that direction. I’d like to think that next week will be back to normal, but hey, the ice is broken now, right? We’ll see how it goes.
Before I go any further, I’d like to point out that today I have made it significantly easier to subscribe to the blog to get regular updates. At the bottom of every post (including this one!) there are links to either subscribe to the RSS feed or to receive all of the posts via email. (The email option is brand new, but the RSS feed has actually been around since day 1, but until now it was fairly difficult to find…) So, if you’re currently relying on memory alone to remind you each day to check for a new bite of delicious content, now you no longer have to! Wow! Just go meandering on down to just below the Notes, and click away!
So, about this picture. This is an emu. That’s… uhh… about all I’ve got. See you next week!
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm lens. 1/125s, f/6.3, ISO 400. Focal length: 218mm.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Hello everyone. As promised, here’s an animal picture. I went with an emu, because they’re funny looking. I love the intense stare with the totally disheveled “hair”. Everything about this guy just screams out “awkwaaaaaaard!” What a ridiculous little animal.
This one was taken at the Cougar Mountain Zoo, out in Issaquah. (That’s a suburb of Seattle, for those of you who don’t live out here.) It’s MUCH smaller than the “main” zoo, that being the one in Woodland Park in Seattle proper. But it’s a ton of fun in its own right. Especially if you have kids. They don’t have anything super exotic (they have a couple llamas and a deer though), but you can get right up face to face with the animals (well, most of them. Not the cougars though), and feed them and touch them and make fun of them all you want. For a child who thinks the family cat is just the greatest thing ever, it’s a magical place. There’s no crowds (at least the two times I’ve been there), and parking is super easy. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Highly, highly recommended.
Following last Friday’s requests (in order received), tomorrow will be something from Colorado. There’s two I’m deciding between, we’ll see what I end up with.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300 mm VC lens. 1/30s, f/6.3, ISO 100. Focal length: 184mm.