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cacti = superb survivors
they are always here…
Another fine day in Houston, and we decided to go looking at, shooting and buying plants.
The first place we went to was Buchanan’s, and they have a pretty extensive layout and lots of pretty flowers.
I was wanting to do macros, though, and the macro set-up that I use involves a 150-500 mm lens and the full complement of extension tubes… and the whole thing weights about 24 pounds.
In about a half-hour, my hands are too shaky to really hold the camera steady and I start taking multiple exposures, especially since the focal field is so narrow.
But it’s a helluva lot of fun.
It got to be about 75 here today, and Jean made us some cheesy eggs and I was at 171 when I got up so I didn’t have any toast, hardly any carbs at all.
We figgered we could visit four places and settled for two… I was worn out by that time.
For the first time I figgered out that I was being hit on by a middle-aged woman… she started off asking about my super-cool camera set-up (it does look impressive) and then went in a different direction. I terminated the conversation with “I see my wife over there and she looks like she needs help… nice talking with you”. Up until now I would have been oblivious to her intentions.
On the other hand, she might have just been being friendly, but I really got the idea that it was more than that.
From there we went to Cactus King (all of the images that I processed tonight were from there)(For a reason that will become obvious later).
Jean and I walked around for a while and then bearing that camera got to be too much for me and I walked back to the car.
As I was trudging along, the owner came up behind me and said, “can I help you” and since a customer had just walked by, I didn’t think that he was talking to me… but he said it again more sharply.
I turned around and he asked me if the pictures that I took were for commercial use… I laughed at him and told him that I was a hobbyist and nobody had ever paid me for a flower picture.
He said that he wasn’t the kind of guy to overlook a potential of making money, and I agreed to email him examples of images that I had taken today and he was happy about that,heh.
We went home after that, through pretty heavy traffic… and Jamey was home… Heather got home a little later and we had supper from the Oak Leaf Barbecue… and it was excellent. I’m used to Grover’s in Topeka, and they set the bar pretty high… but this place’ll do just fine.
“The heat death of the earth” will only be the heat death of the human race, the cause of the disease. Kinda like getting a fever to fight off an infection… and we’re the infection, heh.” – me, 20130831
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