George was in a very observant pose here. I think it's a really good picture of him.
Indeed it was. And for as cold as it got, being pretty close to a big fire like that (the brush pile was about fifty feet wide, 100 feet long, and about 7-10 feet high). So that was cool. Wait, hot. Well, you get the point.
It was a pretty small group out there for the event. A local photographer came by to take some fire pictures, which was cool. He ended up taking something like 700-800 pictures (he didn't know exactly, but knew he had taken 600 before he started to get silhouettes of his dog). He got quite a few pretty cool pictures, including one of myself which I hope to get from him at some point in time. That'd be cool.
Anyway, short of that, I've spent most of my evening (once I got home, warmed up, and ate) hanging around and catching up a bit on Flickr. I got some more cool pictures -- one in particular of Felix again -- and by the time you've added it to groups and done some looking around and commenting, it can really eat up some time. But it's fun, relatively harmless, and is oddly relaxing (at least for me).
It also makes me long for a DSLR. :) Anyone looking to shell out about $600 for christmas on me? Didn't think so, but high on my wish list is a Digital Rebel XTI. :) The 10.1 megapixel model. Preferably silver (I think). I've got a vendor in mind for anyone serious. :)
Okay, so I'll stop rambling about that. I actually really like my current digital camera (and there's certainly nothing wrong with it). It'd just be nice to have the ability to determine what receives the focus (rather than letting the camera decide). It's why I end up taking about five times as many pictures as are 'good' sometimes.
So, seeing as how it's now pretty much midnight, I'm heading for bed. Until next time...
"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan (1934-1996)