Full Moon

Tonight just before work ended Jaime asked if Justin and I had any plans for dinner and asked if we wanted to go to Sharma’s Kitchen with her as Jeremy (her husband) was working late. We thought it sounded better than leftovers so we all went together. After several plateful of Indian food later and some good discussion on Chinese culture, history and religion in general, we headed home. On the way home Jaime noticed the harvest full moon just coming up. It was quite beautiful.

Since it was pretty early in the night I decided to try to get some good photos of it with my Canon EOS Rebel T1i. My first attempts were OK, but yielded fairly blurry shots. The issue was that I was using the tripod but zooming into something that far away while touching the camera makes the camera shake a lot when attempting to use the auto-focus. After some quick research online for settings that others had used with their great photos at a similar focal length. I then went out front with my tripod, camera, laptop and a long mini usb cable.

My next attempt used tethering. This is where you hook the camera up to the computer and use software to control the camera which lets you not touch the camera at all – reducing the shaking considerably. After some tinkering, I ended up taking the photo below.  Not too shabby if I may say so myself!  Note that the image below is only using optical zoom.  Digital zoom (which looses resolution, producing blurry photos) was not used and the image was not stretched or enhanced in any way.  It was simply cropped.

f number: 5.6exposure: 1/350focal length: 250mmISO: 100

The nameless one

The title of this post refers to the fact that I just can’t think up good names for posts. Hence, this one is called The Nameless One.

Well, it’s been just over a week since my last post. What’s happened since then? I worked some more and also I went to West Lafayette again. I’d say I liked going to West Lafayette far more than going to work. Yeah, that’s now been confirmed.

I got to West Lafayette fairly early in the day and met Justin in his apartment. After a short rest, we headed off to the parking area at the Purdue stadium and from there took a bus, along with about 5000 other people, to the 2007 Feast of the Hunter’s Moon. It’s basically a re-enactment of the Colonial times. It really was pretty fun. While there we watched several drum corps play the music of the era. Watched a few other small bands play some comedic tunes. Saw a few acts like some people who swallowed swords – which is creepy. Mainly we just stayed by each other. It was a really nice day just because I was by Justin. At times, he’s just lean against me while we were standing watching some of the acts. My current background on my laptop is a picture he took of the two of us – it really is a very good picture. 🙂

After that we went back to his apartment and just chilled for a while. I had a Chinese-style dinner. It was rice with pork chunks, seafood chunks and some kind of vegetable. It really was pretty good – I’d eat it again. Later in the night we went to Walmart with his roommate and picked up a bookshelf for his room as Just really doesn’t have much furniture. Once we got it back to the apartment, it took about an hour and a half to get together but it’s now all done.

The rest of the weekend was spent just cuddling, etc. It really was very sweet and all. And the best thing is that, at least as far as we are concerned, we are now boyfriends.

Well, I’ll try to write more torrow, but might not get around to it if I don’t get home in time (going to my brother’s house after I go to the doctor).

Good night all,
Keith