Naturally, there is a story behind this one. I was done a little early today and Rocio was still at the house so I stopped by the 'Bou after my last patient to write my notes and have a cuppa. Most of the tables were taken but one of the comfy chairs (you can see it in the picture below) was empty so I walked over and asked the gentleman sitting in the one on the other side of the table if the anyone was sitting there. He indicated that it was empty so I sat down. As I wrote my notes, I noticed that the guy seemed to know everyone who came in. At one point a guy came from the other side of the room and sat down across from him to have a conversation. It was at about that point that I noticed the piece of paper taped to the wall behind me. All of a sudden, I had this feeling that maybe the guy sitting next to me was Gordon and the chair I was sitting in was reserved for his people to come and talk with him and I was so rude as to plop myself down and utter nary a word! I usually sit at one of the tables when I'm there but I'm not a regular like I was in the old location; partly because of the parking situation, partly because it's not as close to my house and partly because I usually going through the drive through at this location. Regardless, I am not as in the know with the usual customs at this 'Bou so I was kind of worried I'd committed a 'Bou faux pas.
Before getting up to go, I checked the settings on my camera and took a picture of the reserved sign. Then, since I was convinced, the man next to whom I was sitting was Gordon, I felt like I needed a picture of him as well so I walked part way across the room and put my stuff down to make it look like I was putting on my coat and getting all my gear packed away as I surreptitiously took a few shots of "Gordon" with my camera on Quiet Mode. Note to non-Nikon people: even in Quiet mode, a Nikon is still horribly loud.
Since I hate not knowing things, before I walked out I had to check to see if my theory was correct so I asked one of the baristas if this was Gordon. She assured me he was not and the note was there as a joke from earlier in the day. I felt much better but thought you'd like to hear about Gordon.
It was a day for hip shots. I had to pop in to Target to return a shower caddy that broke when I tried to install it. I swear I followed the directions exactly and I was able to install the other one just fine. One of the clips broke off as I was performing step 86 or something like that. It wasn't my fault: this thing is ridiculously complicated to hang! I digress... As I was standing in line at Customer Service, I noticed this guy standing in front of me. I'd like to mention that the high today was about 38 degrees and that's without the windchill! I put my camera on quiet mode and tried to time the shutter release with some kind of noise in the background. They were bringing in carts from the parking lot so there were numerous cart crashing noises to try to use. However, as mentioned above, even in quiet mode, a Nikon is hardly quiet so I'm pretty certain the chick behind me in line totally knew what I was doing. I had to take several shots because I forgot the first 3 times that I had left my camera on manual focus from last night so my pics were all very blurry. Then the dude moved to a less convenient spot so I couldn't get him in the frame: remember, I'm not looking through my view finder. I'm literally shooing from my hip! This was the best one I got.
At first I felt a little bad about shooting him with the sole purpose of picking on him on my blog but then I heard the conversation he was having with the poor soul behind the counter. He was being absolutely miserable with her, so now I don't feel bad picking on his poor choices. He was essentially yelling at her because he was trying to use up a gift card and it wasn't going well. He had like 5 gallons of liquid hand soap on the counter. I would have taken a picture of that too but he was in the way and there was no way to to that without giving myself away.
On a completely different note, I've noticed something since I've been using my 105: there is very little change in LR5 when I click the "Enable ProfileCorrections" button. When I use my zoom lenses, there is always vignetting and edge distortion. I guess that doesn't happen so much with a prime. I'll put that in the "things I learned today" column. Of course I may have made that discovery last time I did this blog but forgotten about it. Either way, it's something I didn't know a month ago.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun