July 25th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] jbanana at 03:06pm on 25/07/2017
It was suggested to me yesterday that I should take fewer pictures of flowers and more of people. The odd thing is that I'm not all that keen on flowers, but they make a good photo.

For taking people, I like a long lens. You can get a close up of someone without putting the camera right in their face, which means that they don't notice what you're doing, and they aren't putting on their "camera face". Here's an example. It's not that good a picture, but she's natural, not posing.

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posted by [personal profile] jbanana at 02:52pm on 25/07/2017
I've never eaten a Krispy Kreme doughnut, and I plan to keep that up. They don't look like food. they look like fake plastic doughnuts.

They appear at work quite often when someone wants to mark some occasion. Why? Who looked at those and thought "yum" rather than "yuk"? Lots of people, I suppose. 8~(
July 24th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] jbanana at 09:20am on 24/07/2017 under
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Slightly creepy light fitting


Lola photographing her cream tea


Dog giving me a look
July 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] lea_hazel at 11:00pm on 19/07/2017 under ,
I've written before about the Dark Parables series of hidden object games. They're great games and I revisit them pretty regularly, especially since I started them out by buying the standard editions and was quickly converted to the more expensive collector's editions, which contain an impressive amount of additional content. I still haven't completed my collection, which means I haven't played all of the bonus games. Since my PC crashed and burned in March and I'm operating on a new laptop, I decided it was time to get back to the games again. New installments of Dark Parables come out reliably once or twice a year, and there had been two new games released since I'd last checked.

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Crossposted to hazelgold.net.

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Finally starting to catch up on my reviews.
July 18th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] jbanana at 03:29pm on 18/07/2017 under
Twice while working at home today, I've gone into the kitchen and seen butterflies fly into the kitchen window. I've never seen that before.

That's two days in a row that a window has saved me from insect attack.
July 17th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] jbanana at 04:13pm on 17/07/2017 under
In an office on the 7th floor today, something caught my eye outside the window. It was a dragonfly. It might have been blown up there by the wind, but it's not windy today.

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