… there’s always a huge bill in front of me! Yes, another TV phrase mangled for my own needs (can you guess which show/episode?).
I manage to take some photos today, but not of the Curlew pictured here. With snow on the ground and the temperature low for the UK, I’d replenished the feeding stations, not for photographic gratification but to ensure an easy meal for the local wildlife. I was rewarded with visits from the usual assortments as well as a pair of pied wagtails, goldfinch and just outside the garden, a pair of Bullfinches.
So why the picture of the Curlew? Well, for one it’s the wallpaper on my iPod and I take great pleasure in looking at it each time I have to unlock the device. More importantly, a new toy was delivered today, an early Christmas present from my Dad (who is currently in much warmer climes… Kenya, and who has been promised on safari to see a leopard! Perhaps I should have written that last bit in green font!). Anyway, back to my Christmas present; I’ve been without a photo printer for a good while but having seen a deal too good to miss, I ordered a Canon (there’s that word again!) Pixma A3+ printer which arrived this afternoon.
To say it’s huge is an understatement; it’s presence in my diminutive office is somewhat dominant. Setting the device up broke with all male tradition, I sat and read the quick setup guide before even taking all the transit tape off the machine. This was in part due to the separate print head which needed to be fitted in the printer before I could add in the 8 print cartridges! I think I’ll name the device, Behemoth.
Anyway, it’s done for my photography what my 1D4 and 600mm previously did. Having printed out half a dozen borderless prints of my photos I have fallen back in love with “my art” and might even concede that I might be “quite good“. Now then can someone arrange for the sun to shine on demand for me please… or else my artistic temperament might just turn Diva!