Friday, February 23, 2007

First shot

Click it to embiggen. I cannot believe the amount of detail this thing can capture, once I figured out how to disable the stupid auto-flash.

I can see every pore in my hand. I can see my fingerprints. I could print this photo very large at print resolution.

I am a little giddy right now. I better go sit down.


Caroline said...

Oh what lovely hands you have ;-)

The Moon Topples said...

Caroline: You flatterer. Good Thomas said "Ewww" when he saw the flesh near my thumb up close in this shot. Perhaps I should moisturize?

Caroline said...

When did he say 'ewww.' I'm confused. Are you the same person?

The Moon Topples said...

Caroline: He works at the company I'm on-site with. That's why I've called him a Worker. I showed him the shot before I posted it, and he said "Ewww."

You don't really think I have the time to maintain two blogs, do you?

SilverTiger said...

Perhaps he just doesn't like naked hands close up? Some people don't.

I sympathize about the cold weather. I hate it too. But I suppose it's an opportunity to take photos for Christmas cards :)

Caroline said...

Your linguistic fingerprints are totally different too.
I am glad that you have cleared that up for me. You know how I get confused.

nmj said...

Hey Moon, Hands are important, they are what I notice first . . . I'm glad you explained that Good Thomas is your co-worker, I too had briefly briefly briefly wondered if you were the same person, as I have seen him recently on my stats coming from Chicago, he is a frequent flier to velo-gubbed, and very welcome.

basest said...

I had a startling sense of deja vu when I saw this photo. Although the phone should really have a seahorse in place of the phone.

I'm willing to bet that very few people will understand what I'm talking about.

ps. nice camera. I am a little bit jealous. I'd like to say that I've been saving up to upgrade to a digital SLR...but the "saving" part would be a lie. So i guess I'm just lusting.

Unknown said...

I wish I had a spell for embiggening!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, I am not sure I said "Ewww." Maybe I said "Ooooh," said in a nasally tone, in reaction to how much detail can be seen in that brand new photograph. Yes, yes, I think that is what I said. I like hands. Very much.

And Mr T and I are most definitely not the same person. We share a few similarities, but he is funnier, smarter, more talented, more intelligent, better looking and very much taller than I am. (And if we were the same person, I would surely demand a recount in that short fiction contest!!)

The Moon Topples said...

ST: I refer you to GT comment above. And I guess I wasn't thinking about Xmas cards yet, but that's not a bad idea.

Caroline: Also, our actual fingerprints are different. GT was very nervous for some reason when you suggested we were the same person.

NMJ: Actually, a lot of his hits will come from the same IP address as my hits from work, since we're on the same connection for big chunks of the day. And I like hands, too.

Basest: I noticed that, too, after I posted the shot. Any picture involving my hands must feature the cradling of something and moody lighting, apparently. And jealousy is how most people seem to respond to the camera. Makes me feel even prouder to have sprung for it, I guess. But also a little guilty.

Minx: I'm sure a lot of people wish they had that spell. I cannot reveal my secret for internet embiggening, you understand.

GT: You said "Ewww" and you know it. You'll have to deal with your hand phobia someday, but preferably on your own blog, if you don't mind. Your second paragraph kind of weirded me out a little until I realized you must have meant Mr. T from "The A-Team."

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Weird how people think GT and I are the same guy when GT comments here pretty regularly. I hope people weren't thinking that I sit around devising ways to comment on my own blog incognito.

S. Kearney said...

I relate to your excitement. I had the same when we bought our Canon photoshoot. It's a beauty and has never missed a trick.:)

Caroline said...

No I hadn't considered the leaving of comments - it was the IP confusion. Sorry to have bothered people ... really sorry.

Please forgive me Maht and GT ... I'm only putting that here because GT has no comment facility and not because I am (again) implying that you are the same person ... oh bugger ... bugger ... bugger.

Sorry *goes to hide in a corner*

nmj said...

It all makes sense now we know you work together & have same IP!

Unknown said...

Perhaps I should trade up my cell phone and sell my cameras.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

When I embiggened it ( Can you conjugate that?) your hand looked as if it could take the finish off furniture without any noxious chemicals. If so, I could use a little help with a refinishing project as my sander broke.

You have very nice toys. When are you planning to write something again? I'm just askiing...

The Moon Topples said...

Shameless: I may write you for tips on the camera's usage, as I am merely an amateur.

Caroline: do not worry. Everyone here still loves you.

SSN: Wait a couple of years for the technology to improve in cell phones and I'm sure we'll all have high-quality gear built into our communications devices.

HinSF: I take it that's a "yes" vote for moisturizing? My hand doesn't actually look nearly so reptillian in real life. It is not made of sandpaper, or of cat's tongues.

And I was writing something new while you were here, so come on back and read it...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Thank you for the new post. It's very meaty and I want to read it again before I comment because my computer needs to visit the Mac Genius (favorite job description) in an hour. Sigh.

If you don't have hand lotion, being a guy and all, try mayonaise or olive oil. Both will work although they need blotting if you are ever to use your hands again.

(Julia Child meets Estee Lauder)