Thursday, January 6, 2011
In that this is being written in January I can jump ahead and give a little news. For one of his Christmas gifts John received all the parts and pieces needed to make a underwater housing for his SLR film camera. So the week between Christmas and New Years he came down to the studio and together we built his housing. While I cut, glued, sanded and sealed, he took pictures! When it was all done we added a materials list and a description of the steps and turned the info into an "Instructable" and posted it on the Instructable web site. You can go and see it at http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Water-Housing-for-a-SLR-or-DSLR-Camera/ Let me know what you think!
Not very exciting but a great design we did for Washington D.C. Normally these desks are very plain. The interior designer requested the addition of a Gothic arch detail to match the details found in the D.C. Temple. This is what we added. I think it made a great improvement to the piece.
John, Raymo, Katherine, Emma and I all went out night swimming. This was shot with just the pool light on. I opened the aperture all the way and was using a real fast lens and then cranked the ISO. The photos came out pretty cool. John had so much fun playing with the underwater housing that he says that is what he is asking Santa for Christmas this year!
I built a underwater housing for my D40x and jumped into Grandma Betty's pool with the girls. The next couple of posts will be a few of the pictures I was able to capture. We had a ton of fun playing in the pool and figuring out how to get smiles and laughs with out bubbles and underwater open eyes. The girls wanted to play with the camera too but believe me the pictures of the two of them came out much better than the ones they took of Ahab's menace!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Today was packing day for Youth Making A Difference. David is headed to India in another couple of days! YMAD packed 1700 pounds of school supplies, hygiene kits, birthing kits, hats, gloves and blankets. They are headed to Shalai at the base of the Himalayas and will be the first "white" visitors to that region, ever. They will be teaching the kids in the local schools.