The Grainy Tree (and my fuzzy brain)

grainy tree

Well, I hope 2009 isn’t the Year of Obstinacy and Memory Loss.

Re: Obstinacy — I’m STILL messing with trying to straighten out barrel distortion in my photos from last Sunday. I really should give up for now and post them as they are, distortion and all. It’s only very noticeable when the CN Tower is in the frame.

Re: Memory Loss — this photo of the grainy tree is from my lakeshore walk with Arliin on New Year’s Day, 2008. Which means the photo has been sitting on my virtual desktop for an entire year. I decided to post it now because even though I had meant to finish processing it and post it to Flickr ages ago, it had been sitting around for so long I could not for the life of me remember what I had originally planned to do with it! Yikes! Release, release…

My 2008 review is going to wait for a bit while I finish processing some other photos. But I definitely won’t make it wait a year.

Oh! I should mention some other mentionables, while I’m blathering away:

  • Toronto Life magazine bought one of my photos, a picture of a Toronto Maple Leaf (minor league) baseball player, which appears in the January printed issue (p.55) and can be seen online here. It is SO TINY that I couldn’t even find it online at all last month and ended up buying a newsstand copy before I could track it down! I thought I’d have another look online and — amazingly — it’s still there. Anyway, bottom line is that Toronto Life paid me for it!
  • My revamp of the website for The Brides’ Project has gone live — I switched it over the other day — and none too soon, since there is a big wedding fair in Toronto this weekend. The site is still a work in progress, but you can see the change by comparing it to the previous version here. Aside from the obvious differences in appearance, I took it from HTML to PHP. Not bad for a person who only bought her first computer in 2000.
  • There was something else I wanted to tell you, but… I forgot–! I remember now! It was a response from the VP of Strategic Development at the Vancouver Aquarium to my post on December 9 (see footnote) mentioning family memberships. I was pleased that they acknowledged their membership page needed some rewording, and made the change immediately. As a consumer who writes on the internet, I’m glad that businesses are listening and responding! It’s definitely one of the rewards of self-publishing.