February 5, 2006 12:32 am

A Day Of Photography

:note: Killswitch Engage – “Element Of One”

Today was the photoshoot with Ryan. He has a gorgeous Canon Digital Rebel camera and a lighting kit and a black backdrop. All cool professional stuff. We took lots of photos and played Catchprase and Cranium and watched the greatest home video ever made.

The scene: a church’s reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion. There are the Romans “nailing” him to the cross, and then they begin to lift the cross up and into place while Jesus stands on a little pedestal on the cross. There was a hole in the ground that the cross was supposed to fit into, and fit it did. Fast, and unexpectedly. The jolt of the 4-6 inch drop caused the platform to break under his weight, and he went crashing to the ground. Jesus totally fell off the cross onto the ground and let out a surprised “OHH!” on the way down. Singlehandedly the best Jesus-related video and best home video in the universe. They said they tried to send it to America’s Funniest Home Videos, but were rejected because they would have had to have consent forms for everyone pictured in the video and it just wouldn’t have been feasible for them to get that. Ryan’s wife April was manning the camera and she was only about four feet away from the incident, so it was framed beautifully. Oh man, it was glorious.

After the festivities, we made an impromptu visit to Red Robin and then Fry’s Electronics. I got a $3 pen holder, and Daniel got a $300 home theater system (amp and surround speakers). :shock: He says we needed them; so did Paul. I think it’s a guy thing. But it was fun, and we came home and set it up and made totally awesome plans for spring break.

The first spring break we lived in Portland, Callie and Paul and Daniel and I went to Long Beach (the one in Washington, not California) and stayed at this nice hotel by the ocean and had TONS of fun. Then last year, we didn’t do anything and I was kind of sad about it. This year, we’re making great, elaborate yet totally do-able plans. It involves Ainsworth Hot Springs, Sandpoint, IKEA in Seattle, and Bellingham. Not in that order, but I’m pretty excited. (IKEA!!!)

Two things of interest regarding photos: I have added a cool “latest two images that link to my Flickr photos page” section over there in the good ol’ sidebar, and I went ahead and bought a Flickr pro account a few minutes ago. Maybe it’ll force me to take more/better photos.

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  • Sapphire says:

    Reenactments are priceless; the last one I witnessed had one too many “You are supposed to be here, dumbass.”

  • Abby says:

    Bellingham? Hey, I live there. :) When’s your spring break? I’m going to NY for my spring break, but it’s probably at a dif time. If you don’t have a place to stay, there’s plenty of extra space in our house, but it’s about 10 miles south of town.

  • Meggan says:

    Hey Abby! Yeah, some of Paul’s friends live there too, hence why we may be stopping to hang out. Our spring break starts, like, March 24-25th-ish and I think we go back to school April 3rd or so.

  • Elea says:

    *snicker* If I were strictly religious, I might be worried about how laughing at a botched reenactment of Christ’s reenactment seems blasphemous, but as it is, I’m free to be just plain amused.

    And welcome to the Pro side of Flickr. Ever since my friend sponsored me with Pro, I’ve felt the need to post a lot more photos to justify his spending, heh, so it might work for you too..

  • Elea says:

    *botched reenactment of Christ’s cruxification

    I can’t type…