Happy New Year

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Brenna and Meri at the Brown Bar, New Year's Eve 2004-2005.

It’s been a couple of weeks since it’s really been a “new year,” but I thought I’d throw this photo up anyway. I met Brenna and Meri down at the Brown Bar at about 9:30 that Friday night, December 31st. “Studio 54”-themed party (though I just dressed in my normal, sexy, unthemed eveningwear). We stayed through midnight, then cruised down to a party at Meri’s place where I accidentally maced the inside living room wall and lit bunches of smelly sparklers in the back yard. I really do need better supervision…

By the way, I have a good technique that I use for taking photos at bars. Using a flash alone normally washes out all the colors at the usual short distances involved in bar shots. It also lights the room unnaturally; the bright world in your photo doesn’t look much like the probably dimmer lighting you experienced. So. Just set your shutter speed to something slow like one second. Then use the flash, but hold a couple bar napkins in front of it to diffuse the light. And viola: Photos in which you can recognize your friends but don’t loose colors and kind of look like what your eyes were experiencing at the time.


Posted Wed, January 19, 2005, 9:47pm EST by bren

god my mouth is HUGE


Posted Wed, January 19, 2005, 9:48pm EST by bren

dare i even ask what the others looked like?

Other Photos

Posted Sat, January 22, 2005, 4:26pm EST by Josh

They'll eventually wind up online, I'm sure...

Posted Mon, January 24, 2005, 3:33am EST by bren

i'm sure. oy. :)
although a picture of me with a cigar might be cool


Posted Wed, January 26, 2005, 5:59pm EST by Josh

Dammit, girl, use titles! :-)

I don't want to have to modify my blog code right now to catch you non-titler types...