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FYFF [ Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 11:07 ]
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Most of you already know that Friday is cleaning day around here. Normally that entails dusting, vacuuming and mopping. About four hours worth, all told. But sometimes I need to do more. I need to get down on all fours and scrub that grout clean. Me and the Baldosinín. I think there’s another toothbrush around here somewhere.

Wanna help?

Photographer’s note: Gorillapod used (tip of the toothbrush to wooferstl), WB=3200K (OTWB). EXIF intact.

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[User Picture]From: cuboz
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 10:36 (UTC)
What can I say?

I am LOVING this pic for many, MANY reasons!!! *wink*
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 13:30 (UTC)

What can I say?

You don't even need a green shirt to participate!

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: erstexman
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 11:24 (UTC)
So many thoughts - most of them evil...

;-{D}
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 13:33 (UTC)

So many thoughts

I still have some more grout to clean and a full bottle of Baldosinín. You ready to get down and get dirty, Texas-boy?

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: erstexman
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 23:36 (UTC)

Re: So many thoughts

Let me get my knee pads...
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[User Picture]From: kumazuki
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 13:30 (UTC)
In a word....

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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 13:40 (UTC)

¡Venga!

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: trulygrateful
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 16:22 (UTC)
While I love the actual content of this shot, I'm even more curious to know how many attempts it took to get this one just right?

As for helping... I can assist by calling a maid for you. :-)

Big hugs from ABQ (this weekend)
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 16 Oct 09 | 17:51 (UTC)

How many attempts it took to get this one just right?

Since you're a photographer, I'll list the steps.

  1. I knew that I wanted a perspective just a few centimeters from the floor, so that meant using the Gorillapod rather than the Slik tripod.

  2. I was using available light so I wanted the WB correct and did a “one-touch white-balance” (OTWB) using white paper on the floor where I would be positioned.

  3. My Oly E-620 has an articulated LCD screen which makes it easy to orient the camera and to also see the result changing my position. For orienting the camera I used Live View, but regular OVF for taking the shots.

  4. Obviously I had to use a remote. (It’s cropped out of the shot.)

  5. Auto-focus, auto-ISO (200), auto-exposure.

  6. Out of about 8 shots, 6 were “keepers”.

  7. I like my facial expression in the shot I posted, Ruben preferred the following one…



Ruben's favorite


EXIF intact.
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[User Picture]From: rockey1
Sunday, 18 Oct 09 | 14:36 (UTC)

hmmmmmmmm

it really doesn't look that dirty there - - are you hinting of something else lol. Hope your weekend went well
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Sunday, 18 Oct 09 | 16:58 (UTC)

It really doesn't look that dirty there

You can't see the grout very well from that angle. You have to get right down on top of it.

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: maxauburn
Sunday, 25 Oct 09 | 22:36 (UTC)
Mmmmm, I like it when you clean!
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