Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Good grok

The FedEx truck came yesterday, bearing gifts.

That means I've upgraded my camera, and now I can get more serious about the resolution to overcome my fear of photography. (I even went so far as to replace the first images I posted of the lusty ephemera box, to test the iPhoto "enhance" feature. As a bonus, I had a chance to crop out the tripod feet that appeared the first time around. How come those things never seem to show up until I post?)

In the interest of comparison, I'm including a couple shots from the new Sony setup that hopefully show improvement from the old Fuji. Also, I took some interior shots, because it occurs to me that, with this box, that's where all the action is.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Now that's a lusty ephemera box

With three days off in a row over New Year's, I indulged myself by creating a 12-by-19 box for all the oversize ephemera that seems to stick to me like lint.

Plus, in going through my boxes of travel mementos I found the most awesome phone card ever, one from France ('natch) featuring Rodin's "The Kiss." The ticket stub to the museum itself showed a detail of the man's hand on the woman's thigh, indicating that that kiss must have led to something else.

The museum was my favorite touristy thing I did in Paris that trip, and then I was floored to find a sexy sculpture on a phone card, too. American phone companies would never have, uh, the balls to use something so racy. Maybe they wouldn't even be allowed to.

So there the phone card goes on my old-world box as a sort of modern plastic inlay. The inside liner papers (not shown) stay in that lusty theme, being a "Chocolat" movie poster and a watch ad -- both featuring Johnny Depp.