Saturday, November 14, 2009

Signs Point to...Fried Pies?


Vaquero Cocina, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Would somebody please tell me what in the heck a "fried pie" is? Nevermind, I think I'd rather not know. (It sounds fattening, whatever it is.) Texas food...sometimes....I tell you. Welcome to the cowboy kitchen, y'all!

In other news....

Gear. Gadgets. Stuff. "Jonque." Stuff you need. Stuff you want. Stuff you just saw in a magazine and thought you *had* to have. Working tools. Play things. Camera foo.

Yes, fellow photoholics, it's that time again. Time for the annual Christmas sale circulars. Time for Canon to have their big "rebate" sales. Time for money to get sucked right out of my wallet at an oh-so-alarming pace.

In case you forgot, I'm still thinking about gear. And, this time, I even have a plan. You see, I'm going to upgrade to a full frame camera, probably a Canon "baby Mark" style camera. I had wanted to go medium format but now I'm re-thinking that. And lenses, yes, lenses. We need lots of new lenses.

So, the current plan is to start by upgrading some new glass. Get the "nifty fifty" I've wanted for a while. Get myself a new lensbaby (yes, yes, I know. Why get a $2700 camera only to put a $200 lensbaby on it? Don't ask, I might have to explain.) Canon has just introduced a new 105 macro with image stabilization and I've always wanted a real tilt-shift lens. Then there's the fisheye. I have always, since the dawn of time (well, ok, maybe since I started photographing) wanted a fisheye and, somehow, never managed to be able to afford one. So, that too is on the list. Glass, I tell you-lots and lots of glass.

After starting with a few key pieces of glass (maybe even just the nifty fifty) I'm probably going to upgrade to a Rebel T1i. I'm so far behind in the rebel series, and I need a spare body, right? So, since I can't afford *two* full frame cameras (actually don't want to spend that much) I can get the Rebel as a backup body and smaller walk-about camera. Only issue is that it uses SD memory, rather than CF, but I think I can work through that. The infrared camera uses CF too, so, best as I can tell, I'm going to be stuck with both anyway.

Ugh. So much to buy. Haven't even started shopping yet. Don't want to think about it. But, those circulars. They've started to show up. They have pretty pictures and big "reduced" or "sale now!" bubbles above all the cameras. Man, I hate that. They should outlaw big "on sale now!" bubbles above any expensive items at all. There should be a law and I should be a lawyer, I swear.

Well, I guess it beats being a cowboy stuck in a kitchen with something called a "fried pie," right?

Until next time...

3 comments:

mythopolis said...

Fried pies, especially home made ones like granny used to make are delicious. Basically, you roll out some pied dough and cut it into circles maybe 6" across. You put a few spoonfuls of whatever fruit you wish onto one half, fold the other half over and pinch the edges closed. Poke a few fork holes in the pie and drop into a hot skillet with a little oil in it. YUM! Nothing says I love you like one of granny's fried pies!

Carol said...

I'll take your word for it, Mythopolis. It's not something I can say I've tried already, though I must admit, how bad could it be? It's only a pie, right?

Now, the chili? That's something to watch out for. Yipes!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

They sound a little bit like samosas, only samosas are savoury. (We have a lot of Indian food in the UK.)

Re the camera gear, oh how I would love a fish eye lens! Actually I would love a wide angle and the next level up zoom but for now I'm practising a less is more philosophy.

But you - go for it! And let's see the results!