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kiota the digital rebel

The last series she left us was from her Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Which they don't make anymore, appropriately.
The first series from me will be from my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi.
Which I just bought.

Really? Yes. Wow.

Silly Brad thought that a camera was a camera was a camera [something like G. Stein.]
And a computer was a computer.

Up until now.

Holy Enlightenment, Batman.

Most of this cam IS a computer.

I'm afraid of this thing. Well, that sounds dorky. I have to meet my new Rebel and make friends. She certainly made quick deep friends with my wallet. Friendship =/= fear, right?

My other Rebel was almost as light, almost as tiny, did not fit into a case, and was much more expensive. So far. But she's not here now.

I think the reason she liked the name was because "the head psychiatrist at the best hopsital in the country" "gave me the nickname 'Rebel' and he gave up on me." So it was with some joy that she mastered her Rebel digicam.

Anyway, I digress.

I can actually run my XSi from a computer, with the right wiring hookups. [As well as from my trembly fingers, of course.] I just downloaded 276 Meg of software and if my Rebel is half as sweet as the software ....

There's this edit function from Canon that allows me to become the great digital artist. For example, I just got through playing with Max on my Widescreen HP Pavilion dv6000 Entertainment PC laptop. I hope she won't mind.

Max is a close friend of Ki, and Canon now revealed to me that Max has many existences. [I knew that already, sort of.] Canon showed me that Max is really a red mountain, a blue one, and a green one, all plotted on a graph. Aha, it's a spiritual experience. I can move mountains.

I made Max's arms and body very dark but when her eyes gleamed and glowered at me from underneath her jet hair, that was the end of my first lesson [scary to the Max.] I moved her mountains back the way they were.

Max in real life is not so glowering. I think. I met her once [almost.] She is a very cool lady. We have great taste in friends.

I have page after page of Deviations in my dA Gallery, all by everybody else. But now I have no excuse for not putting some of my own creativity in there, right? Or on here too, right?

Once LJ teaches me how.

Also, once I get through reading all 84598345978 pages of the Canon instruction books. [One of them is in Spanish.] Oh yeah, there's a DVD tutorial I can play in my laptop drive, too. To perform this well, with the best learning experience, I guess I have to have my Rebel sitting here next to me with her controls exposed.

The cam shop in Boston was so ecstatic at my experience with them --- spiritual, photographic, financial, whatever --- that they gave me a year's worth of monthly coupons for free prints. Starting from last January. They'll backdate them, ha. They also sold me a bunch of accessories but said to wait on the telephoto lens train, although the case is quite big enough for it. They said this was enough to put on my plate for now. They have this spiffy digital image picture frame that sits on your desk and changes pictures, you can program it. The frame stands still and nothing else does.

There are something like 25 controls on this body and they all do something. Obviously. *What* they do is about as clear as the fog that recently closed our airport all morning.

The cam shop dude also said I should go to classes to deal with my scarynesses.
Photo classes, not psych rehab classes. I think.

You are all laughing because you went through this long ago and probably drank it in with mother's milk and have thousands of images to boast about....that's in one day.

And I still have training wheels with my Rebel.

At least, now Brad joins the twentieth century!

[Oops, wait, make that the 21st.]


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Jul. 27th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
*is reassured and gets excited*
Jul. 26th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
You've got to start somewhere, right? I'm excited for you.
Jul. 27th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
I wanna take a beautifuyl moon like yours. Except that's in Colorado and I'm headed Eastward. If I go far enough that way, I'll be all Pike's Peak or Bust....right?
Jul. 27th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
I'm the biggest tech-dummy you're ever going to meet in your life =) I didn't even understand half of this entry!
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Dunno about that, Mari posted ^ there and she competes with you, as she claims. But she speaks Estonian and that's close to Russian, right? At least close to Finnish. I sent her some of this entitled SUOMI and I think she giggled at me tenderly.

There's a little sheet in here that contains the same message in 15 languages --- yes, 15, I just counted them --- 3 are in Japanese / Chinese / Korean pictograms [I guess.] I wish I could send you the Russian message, it starts PyCCK [followed by two backward letter N's with funny marks] and there's something about B KOTOpOM MOXeT B03HNKHyTb so I'm ahead of you: I don't understand TWO halves of that!!

I don't care if you are a biggest tech-dummy. I want you to be a WELL biggest tech-dummy =)

The last two Livejournalers who have Friended me are writing in Russian. Because they *are* Russian [I guess.] My fame is spreading....

Since I am a biggest Russian-dummy this frightens me --- but it also inspires me to ask you to give me a mini-lesson over our tea. Maybe you will teach me about a translation-link lol

No you won't, you'll laugh at me in three languages and tell me that is the easy way out.
Jul. 27th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Estonian and Russian aren't the same, and you can't even say they are because people will get offended =) But Estonian is a beautiful language. It's flowing and soft. My mom was born in Estonia [in Tallinn] and left when she was 20 and married my dad; she went back for a visit when I was 20 and took me along.

"PyCCK [followed by two backward letter N's with funny marks]"
Русский, Russian.

В котором может возникнуть
In which there can be/exist

Who are the people that friended you and write in Russian?
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Jul. 27th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
See, my mom's family is from Ukraine, as is my dad's. But my paternal grandfather was a Navy man with quite a high rank [which is pretty fabulous for a Jew in the Soviet Navy] and he was stationed in Estonia in the late forties and the fifties. So my mom was born in 1950 in Tallinn, my uncle was born there, too. They would visit Kharkov, Ukraine fairly often because they had family there, and in 1967 mom met my dad there. She moved to Ukraine in 1971, when she married my dad. She feels Estonia is her motherland, even though technically, she's not Estonian.
Jul. 29th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
And Liduine always sends me a yellow Formula One racing car. I know it's not a [red] Ferrari and I can't understand a word she's saying but I can hear the whine of the car and that's fun ;)
Jul. 27th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful. Beginning to feel like the United Nations.

Lois: the three are bnrsealy and hilmi_matsuzawa and liduine_crowley. I think Liduine is the lady you told me about who is a nurse / doctor in Africa. And bnrsealy has a bio ending in the tiny word which is the double letter e. So I think she or he is interesting. I would do the linky stuff on their names to make it easier for you to go see them ... if I knew how. And thank you for the translation. You've taught your computer to be bilingual too, I see.

Lois: did your grandfather fight in World War II?

Mari: what the heck is UGRIC ?? or do only linguists know stuff like that? ... aand of course you knew the world was small, right? [Over here we think they discovered that in 1492.]

Mari: this might sound incredibly dense, but what would have been your alternative to learning Russian? [Maybe, revolutionizing??]
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Jul. 28th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Cave trolls haha. Siberian, maybe?

Yeah, it occurred to me that learning Russian was probably a political thing and with a dictatorship you don't have much choice ... my hunch was that Moscow would frown on any nationalism, like learning a native language instead.

If I get to St. Pete it would prob be all about the art and I bet there are a bunch of English translations right there on the works in the museums. Right?
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Jul. 28th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
You're pretty free to be a Mari, too. :)

Old Russian ladies with imperfect English?? That's great, I can tutor them! [But they'd prob'ly swear at me in Russian and I wouldn't know it.] But later on, you'd tell me and giggle, right?
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Jul. 31st, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
Eeep. How did you know she was swearing? [Wasn't in your guidebook, perhaps? lol]
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