Saturday, November 15, 2008

Spoiler Saturday


I don't mean to ruin this for anyone, but yesterday when I was on my way to work, I noticed that the Christmas tree was at Rockefeller Center already. But looking slightly more horizontal that usual.



Also, the Saks Fifth Avenue windows have been under wraps for a week, so I am expecting something spectacular. Also, they have put up those amazing snowflakes on the building, although I don't think that they will light them up for a few weeks.  That will give me enough time to figure out how to use the flash on my camera.  




Because now I don't know how to do it.  So my pictures in the dark look like this:



Fancy, right? And doesn't it make you suspect that I work as Batman?


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20 Comments:

Blogger crone51 said...

I just surfed over here because you comment on the Froggy Books on another blog made me laugh so hard that my coffee is all over the keyboard.

You are hilarious and terrific!

November 15, 2008 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger wfbdoglover said...

Over looking Lexington Avenue?

November 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger wfbdoglover said...

no, no, 2nd or third...

November 15, 2008 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Mama Ginger Tree said...

I would have pegged you as The Joker or possibly even Catwoman instead of Batman.

Nice view.

November 15, 2008 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Marinka? Don't you know a camera flash is the devil incognito? Seriously. Bad! Evil! Sinful!

Consult your owners manual. If you read it backwards, it will tell you the flash is the devil.

November 15, 2008 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

And please. Don't make me one-up you on the night shots like I did the tower shots.

November 15, 2008 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Heinous said...

Do you have the cool batman car too? I'd hang with you if you did.

November 15, 2008 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

Guess what? I'm coming to NYC to see the tree, and I've decided to stay with YOU!!!!

November 15, 2008 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Momo Fali said...

All my night shots come out blurry. One of these years I'm going to learn how to actually work my camera.

November 15, 2008 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Braja said...

Where does Batman hide his camera....

November 15, 2008 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Tooj said...

I love reading your NYC stuff...I have always been infatuated with this city, I think it's great. :) I hope you live up every minute of it...even if you are on lock-down from the plastic.

November 15, 2008 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger anymommy said...

It looks a little pathetic all tied down like that. Looking forward to the pictures of it all upright and fluffed. No flash required? Let's hope.

November 16, 2008 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Can't wait to see the tree pictures when it's up. It looks awfully small laying there.

Oh, I cried when Edward left. I was also on the verge of tears when Jacob told Bella they couldn't be friends.

November 16, 2008 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Kylie w Warszawie said...

DO NOT USE YOUR FLASH!

Use a tripod. If all you have is a "point and shoot" consult your manual on how to turn it to manual so that you can adjust your f/stop and shutter speed.

If you have an SLR, set it to manual and set your f/stop at about 8.0 and your shutter speed, well you'll just have to experiment with that. Or you can just email me.

But your night shot actually looks pretty good.

November 16, 2008 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

what? the tree is up? i didn't hear a thing about this.

November 16, 2008 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Did you take that picture crouched next to a gargoyle? That makes it even better.
And your readers are passionate about photography, it seems.

November 17, 2008 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Kristine said...

I am rarely awake late enough to take night shots, but my experience has been, no flash = better picture, otherwise the flash makes it look like day. And I have no knowledge of this shutter speed business.

November 17, 2008 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

The tree looks so sad on its side. Hopefully it's upright now?

November 17, 2008 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I LOVE Christmas decorations... But why, oh why, do they have to be put up so early?!?!

November 19, 2008 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous cog said...

flash? pshaw. Fast lenses are where it's at, yo.

November 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM  

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