Normally, this wouldn’t be confusing, but I pulled all my cards on Friday (12-30), so I did this using already downloaded photos. Fortunately, the date is part of the title format, so I know when each picture was taken. I don’t know the order, though, because they don’t always get downloaded in the same order they were taken. Still, this should be close enough — or so I hope!
I should have used a faster lens. I was hurrying to get the piece posted, so I used the lens already on the camera, a f3.5 14-150mm telephoto. I wanted the flexibility of the telephoto, but his room is always dark. It faces northeast, so the sun never comes in through either window. I used it anyway — or one of the other versions of it. I think I took six of them and this was the last. To be fair, this is a pretty dark house no matter where you are — and it was (and still is) raining.
We haven’t had a bright day in almost two weeks. It has been grey and rainy from dawn to dawn. It’s still raining now it’s cold. Snow tonight?
This is where having an actual standing light would be useful. I actually had a set of them which I used constantly when I was running my online antique and collectibles shop. I gave them to a friend when I closed the shop. I wish I’d kept ONE lamp, just for stuff like this but they took up so much space, I wanted to get rid of that carton.
This last one is just a bit dark, but brightening it was no big deal. I took at least a dozen of these. I don’t think I used this specific picture, but one very much like it was at least processed. I don’t actually remember whether or not I used the photo yet, but I’m sure I will. Eventually.
I still should have found space for just one standing light. My bad.