Friday, March 26, 2010

The last shall be last

Doing my duty as an patriotic American while deviously wearing the guise of creative communist -- take that, arts community! -- I recently helped boost the flagging economy by finally purchasing a digital camera 75 years after their introduction. I can only hope the party will approve of my subsequent work and then perhaps, Lenin willing, I shall be nominated for the Stalin Prize. I promise I won't sell out like that jerk Prokofiev, swear.

Well, off to poorly compose some utterly forgetful imagery. Think I'll see any scantily-clad ladies? It's supposed to hit near 40°. At any rate, purty pictures make blogging even easier for a lazy bum like myself.

Hope it's as fun a toy as that baby-chucking trebuchet.


susan said...

So are we going to be seeing examples of Ruby Tuesday shots a la randal? Blood on the tracks would make an excellent compositional arrangement.

Mary Ellen said...

Here it comes, Cleveland Porn on L'ennui mélodieux. Can't wait.

Holte Ender said...

Lots of shots showing Cleveland in the spring please.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

Welcome to the 1990s. You will like it there.



PS - spring for a copy of Photoshop Elements (not Photoshop) and go to town. It's almost always discounted somewhere; it even came as free software with a printer I bought years ago.

PPS - Eat at Ray's!

La Belette Rouge said...

This is great news. I can't wait to see the shots of Randal's natural habitat.

David Barber said...

Have you sussed out where to put the roll of film yet? :-)

Looking forward to seeing some of your photos mate....although no more old ladies giving the finger. You've really f****d with my head with that old bird!

thatgirl said...

I am anticipating lots of Fun With Captions.

Liberality said...

Picasa and GIMP are free, just saying...:)

sunshine said...

I'm putting in a request for a nude shot of you. We've been waiting so long for you to get a camera I feel that it's only fair you give your public what they (I) want!

It's about friggin time you got a digital camera! Did you get your income tax return or something??? :P


Utah Savage said...

How can you compete with the photos you've been stealing for years? Only way I'm guessing is if you set it up in the bedroom while you're at work.

Randal Graves said...

susan, plenty of rusted out crap 'round these parts.

nunly, as long as I don't get accused of a Roethlisberger.

holte, big fan of rusted out crap, huh.

tengrain, you can have my telegraph when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.

Thanks, I'll keep a lookout for that. Ray's needs to be prettified to boost those tourism bucks.

LBR, think of where you live. Then think of the opposite. That's Cleveland. Although in our defense, it is sunny today.

david, hell no, too busy trying to scrounge up some flash powder!

Well, off to find some angry old ladies. ;-)

thatgirl, patrons would be perfect for that. I should make up a sign saying "Customers May Be Photographed For Staff Enjoyment."

liberality, who you callin' a gimp!

sunshine, just jonesing to turn into stone, huh.

And hey, me being lazy isn't some affectation, I really am a lazy bastard.

utah, I hope you're not under the delusion that you'll be seeing anything artistic. I can't photo my way out of a paper bag, and I've tried. The bag was all torn and I dropped my lunch.

Tom Harper said...

A "digital camera?" What in tarnation would that be?

Demeur said...

scantily-clad ladies? You mean we get to see the Ukraine version of Playboy with photo credits by Graves? Can see it now - babuska babes.

Nicole E. Hirschi aka CJT said...

Randal, if I see a man with a camera following me, I'll know it's you...

MRMacrum said...

China thanks you as does Best Buy. Our Asian brothers need love too.

If you are as hamfisted with all the new buttons with international signs on them like I am, it should be a comedy watching you figure it all out. At least the only thing you have to worry about is running out of batteries.

BTW - Picassa is a great program to have and hold images in my opinion. But then what do I know, I use it because I figured out how.

Randal Graves said...

tom, we've had digital cameras as long as we've been at war with Eastasia and that's always.

demeur, you saying a sack-of-onion accessory isn't as sexy as a g-string?

nicole, which is why I always wear this.

mrmacrum, let's not forget the rare metals mined by one-armed children in a former colony.

I've managed to toggle between default mode and the menu and use the focus, so I'm still a ways away from one of those fancy free photo storage sites.

Beach Bum said...

I have had my digital camera for about five years now and I haven't taken it off automatic control for that entire time and kept a picture.

I simply can't figure all the high-tech settings out.

Cormac Brown said...

"Well, off to poorly compose some utterly forgetful imagery. Think I'll see any scantily-clad ladies? It's supposed to hit near 40°."

Wow, the first part is me all over and if you see near-naked woman at those temps? She's the Frost Giant's Daughter and she is to be avoided at all costs, lest you can get your sword and shield on (haven't you learned nothing from Robert E. Howard and Frazetta?).

Dr. Zaius said...

The problem that I always have with digital cameras is that I can't figure out where to put the film. :o(