Sunday, September 6, 2009

Where I Stand Sunday

Yesterday, I made a new pastel holder for my pochade box - to paint "plein air".  It is made out of balsa wood and glue gun and little boxes, some of which I had to make.  I chose out the minimum amount of pastels, enough to fit into these boxes.  I hope it is enough...although I know I can mix on site if needed.  I also taped 6 pieces of Wallis paper on foamcore that will fit into the 9" x 12" slots on the pochade, so I am ready to go!!  Then....there is my new (actually used) D70 Nikon, with its 300mm lens attached...what a cool thing that is!!!  Here is a closer look of my little pochade addition...








It's hinged, I will remove the little boxes of pastel and close it up. It's nice to extend the pallette holder so the pastel trays can balance on it - allowing for a little more room for pastels. It all goes on top of a really heavy duty tripod. 
And here is a photo or two that I took with the D70 and the longer lens...love it, love it, love it!!! Herman turned out grainy - why?  I have the ISO turned up to 1600...oops.  The corn is my popcorn drying in the sun...that was an experiment this season...soon we shall try popping it.  If you know me, you know that's my 'FAVE - oh right' thing!

3 comments:

Leann said...

Wow, good job on the pastel holder! Enjoy the camera!

Mark Bridges said...

Wow, you got all kinds of goodies. Is the corn any different than sweet version. I put a photo of some cattle and a nice thistle on the blog.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Leann! You influenced me with your cool stamping box! Mark, the corn can't be grown around any sweet corn I hear, and it wasn't. I hope to get it off the ear today and store it. Will try it in a few days and let you know. If it's good, we may grow a bunch of it next year.