Woot!

December 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Very cool!

Appears that my Canada Day 2012 photograph was chosen for this weeks Photography Week Cover!

Photography Week Cover

Photography Week Cover

They hold contests to be the cover photo via their Facebook page. For this round they were looking for firework photos so I entered and WON! I know I am not a professional photographer, and this is my hobby and not a business, but it is still very cool to get chosen; especially using my Canon SX40 Bridge Camera. I guess that makes me a published photographer now…crazy eh? The magazine is for iPad and iPhone and can be found on iTunes at: Photography Week.

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…

D.

Wrist unwrapped..

December 5, 2013 Leave a comment

So I got to take the bandages off yesterday and give everything a wash. Hard to believe this little cut has me off work for a number of weeks but I do not have any light duty options. Heck one day I physically picked up and moved over 4600kg/10,000lbs of product (I should be in better shape with all that). Stitches come out next week and I will find out what more I am allowed to do with the hand. Right now I’m not allowed to do more than wiggling the fingers and move my wrist. Doing things around the house with my non-dominant hand is a bit of a learning curve, but I am getting there. Since talking to a guy that had the same surgery but didn’t follow doctors orders I’m being very good about not using my hand. He is in worse shape now than before the surgery, all because he felt good enough and went back to work too early. Everyone seems to think this is a great vacation but being stuck at home not at 100% will slowly drive me (more) insane I think. But considering the weather as of late I guess I should be happy that I’m not out working in it.

Stitches

Stitches

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…

D.

Might have some time for this now…

December 3, 2013 Leave a comment

So typing away here one handed as I am home bound for a number of weeks due to Carpal Tunnel surgery. I think the most painful part of the surgery was the darn tourniquet the had on my arm. Also there were some interesting sounds and tugging sensations as it was done with just local anesthetic. Was not able to watch as they had me laying down for the procedure. They were kind enough to double the dose at my request, as I seem to have a tolerance to pain medications and require more than normal, my dentist has my file tagged as a reminder even. Since my job has no light duty options I am home for the full recovery time, and of course I get my other hand done in the new year, so this is going to be a long process.

Carpal Tunnel #1

Carpal Tunnel #1

I get to take the wrap off tomorrow and get it cleaned up. If you want to see any of my new pictures I have been posting over at Flickr as of late: Digital Generator Photography (just a name, it’s not a business)

Okay this is taking longer than I thought, so I am signing off for the moment.

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…

D.

Where does the time go…

September 10, 2013 Leave a comment

I should be at the gym as I have a race at the end of the month, but once again I am sick. And if I have any hope of running the race I need to get better, not stress my body more with workouts. I really hate when the kids go back to school as they bring all the crap back home. I think I got hit when my one kid came up to me and said “Daddy” and I turned to her and said “Yes?” at which point she put the dripping Kleenex into my hand and asked me to throw it out for her. Thanks…

It was a great summer of no illness, now back to hell.

So sitting here waiting for my water to boil for my NeoCitrin I thought I would post some more HTC One phone pictures. I find the camera on the phone quite good for these close up shots, but when it comes to normal everyday pictures say landscapes or anything else it does not do well. The sensor seems to get over-exposed quickly leading to overly bright and grainy pictures. I find it does better on cloudy or dull days. It seems the camera is geared more to the indoor selfie or latte/food picture taking crowd, which I am not. But the camera works great on this macro level, though getting a good lock on the focus is a bit tricky.

As always, enjoy and make some comments…I’m out…

Ant Dragging dead moth

Ant Dragging dead moth

Bug, don't know what kind...

Bug, don’t know what kind…

Cricket

Cricket

Fly

Fly

Spider #2

Spider #1

Spider #1

Spider #2

Tiny Slug #1

Tiny Slug #1

Tiny Slug #2

Tiny Slug #2

And when I say tiny slug, I mean tiny, maybe 1/2 inch long if they were lucky…

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…

D.

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Yeah Me!…

August 16, 2013 Leave a comment

So as some of you may know in late September I am competing in my first ever Spartan Race, it is a 5km Sprint. So in getting into better (not enough time for good) shape and so I had set myself a goal at the gym: get to 5km on the treadmill.

Now for those that partake of the MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) or other gaming genres I would fall under the Tank Classification: Big & Strong but not so great at distance or speed. Add in some previous knee(s) & hip damage and the task becomes all that much harder.

But today I did it! 5kms in 38 minutes and 21 seconds.

Okay I will wait for all you runners and other healthier people to stop Rolling on the floor laughing. …3…2…1…and give myself a pat on the back.

I feel quite good about this, and the best part is now that I have hit the target I can only get better and I know I can do it. So I hope to see that time drop as I continue working out before and after the race. For a guy my size I think I’m doing pretty well.

Might need some deep cold gel for a few of the other muscles used tonight and I drank my new après workout drink: HoneyMaxx – Orange. See if your local health food store carries it. HoneyMaxx is a honey-based sports and exercise drink, and it’s very good. Now if I could only get them to pay me for saying that…LOL…no seriously… ;) They also have a Lemon-Lime flavour.

But time to get to bed, considering how much lifting & carrying I do at work all day, and then go to the gym, I should be looking like a Mr. Universe contestant, but no such luck…

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

 

Yes, I am still alive…

August 9, 2013 2 comments

If anyone is still following this blog I just have to say once again, sorry,  a daily blogger I am not…

I tend to find that life gets in the way of posting more often than not. That and I tend to not have much to say, at least not much that won’t get me in trouble… I have been posting a few photos over on my Flickr page instead of on here as of late. So if you want to see some of the new pictures head on over there for a peek:

black-im-on-flickr

Other than that it has been all work and some play. Big car show tomorrow in town so I am hoping to fill up the memory card(s) on the camera. Don’t know if the 37 Celsius weather will be all that fun on the blacktop, but you gotta do it now and then. Considering I work outside most of the time now I think I’m getting use to it.

spartanracelogo

Still trying to get into better shape for my Spartan Race in September. I’m doing better than I thought I would so far, but… I see many Burpees in my future…

Doing some push-ups here at the house and all I can hear is my elbows crackling as I work out…I’m getting old and those dang Glucosamine / Chondroitin supplements that I am taking are not doing a damn thing. Sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies® in the morning when I stretch…SNAP! CRACKLE! POP!

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

Some July Photos…

Busy, Busy, Busy…

One more week of work then a bit of a break (kind of) but still a week away from the job is always a good thing. I have been trying to hit the gym more and get myself ready for my race in September. So far it is going very slowly with lots of Tiger Balm and other muscle ointments required. But I did hit 4km on the treadmill tonight so not all bad. I really should try writing more as this is a blog but as normal I’m just going to post some photos.

A few Pictures from Canada Day…

Canada Day Fireworks #1

Canada Day Fireworks #1

Canada Day Fireworks #2

Canada Day Fireworks #2

Canada Day Fireworks #3

Canada Day Fireworks #3

Twinkle, Twinkle little star…er…I mean Venus…

Venus

Venus

Some more photos from the work phone…

HTC 1 Cicada

HTC 1 Cicada

HTC 1 Western Terrestrial Garter Snake

HTC 1 Western Terrestrial Garter Snake

I think these barn pictures worked better in Black & White…

Decaying Truck & Barn

Decaying Truck & Barn

Derelict Barn

Derelict Barn

Have a random flower…

Unknown Flower

Unknown Flower

Came across about 7 of these Western Painted Turtles, I have been to this spot before so it was nice to find them still around.

Western Painted Turtle #1

Western Painted Turtle #1

Western Painted Turtle #2

Western Painted Turtle #2

Western Painted Turtle #3

Western Painted Turtle #3

Western Painted Turtle #4

Western Painted Turtle #4

Western Painted Turtle #5

Western Painted Turtle #5

Western Painted Turtle #6

Western Painted Turtle #6

Western Painted Turtle #7

Western Painted Turtle #7

An odd subject, but the glass insulator caught my eye… I’m kind of like a crow, shiny!

Insulator

Old Insulator

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

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