Disappointed with things

I’ve come to a bit of a realization tonight. I think my one eye that requires me to wear glasses so I don’t get headaches might be affecting my photography. It’s the same eye that I use to look through the camera, and I noticed tonight at the show that there was a marked difference between how that eye saw things with and without my glasses. The other eye doesn’t need a prescription at all… just my right eye. It’s entirely possible that my focussing has been slightly off lately without my ever noticing. This is moderately annoying, since it means either I’ll have to learn how to look through the viewfinder comfortably wearing my glasses (which I’m not so good at right now,) or get contacts. Can you get contacts for one eye? How do contacts work? Meh.

After work I met up with Adam, who had a couple of last-minute-given-to-him-on-a-whim tickets to Great Big Sea’s show at the Phoenix tonight. I would have loved to go to the whole thing… we headed over there after work and caught the last song and a half of their encore. Better than nothing, I’d say, but I still would’ve loved to have bought tickets and actually taken the night off work to go. They’ve got a new cd out now, too, and I have yet to pick up their last two. I’m so far behind with CDs…

I’m somewhat tired tonight, which is good because I should go to sleep earlier than I did last night.

I picked up the reprints of the 8×10 and 11×14 that I had done. They managed to get the 8×10 okay, but the 11×14 they apparently couldn’t print the way I wanted it to. And yet they still charged me with it, and didn’t offer to make a print from the digital copy for free. So I’m stuck with an expensive 11×14 print that I can’t use and no one would possibly want for anything. Needless to say, I won’t be going back to Toronto Image Works, and neither will I recommend it to anyone for anything. They could have been a little more helpful, and maybe not charged me 35$ for a print that is obviously awful.

I’ll be trying West Lab this week. I used them for black & white a long while ago, and they were quite nice to me, so I’ll give them a shot at colour. At least until I get a quality dye sub printer and start making my own prints. I need that control. NEED.

8 Comments

  • msfancypants

    February 27, 2004 at 3:35 am

    TIW did that to you? That’s terrible. They didn’t used to be like that when I went to school there.

    Tommer uses West Lab and seems to like it.

    Can I see the 11X14 next time I see you?

  • msfancypants

    February 27, 2004 at 3:35 am

    TIW did that to you? That’s terrible. They didn’t used to be like that when I went to school there.

    Tommer uses West Lab and seems to like it.

    Can I see the 11X14 next time I see you?

  • spadoink

    February 27, 2004 at 7:04 am

    a couple of my cameras have diopters on the viewfinder, this allows you to adjust the image seen through the viewfinder so that you don’t need to wear your glasses (sort of like adjusting your binoculars). it works ok, although i have trained myself to look while wearing glasses so i never use it.

  • spadoink

    February 27, 2004 at 7:04 am

    a couple of my cameras have diopters on the viewfinder, this allows you to adjust the image seen through the viewfinder so that you don’t need to wear your glasses (sort of like adjusting your binoculars). it works ok, although i have trained myself to look while wearing glasses so i never use it.

  • luxography

    February 27, 2004 at 4:49 pm

    Give Pikto a try. They are my favourite pro lab for digital output (they will process certain types of film as well). They are not as well known yet, and the folks who work there are super nice.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 27, 2004 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks, I’ll give them a try. I like super nice people. They make me feel less like I don’t quite know what I’m doing.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 27, 2004 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks, I’ll give them a try. I like super nice people. They make me feel less like I don’t quite know what I’m doing.

  • luxography

    February 27, 2004 at 4:49 pm

    Give Pikto a try. They are my favourite pro lab for digital output (they will process certain types of film as well). They are not as well known yet, and the folks who work there are super nice.