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My weekend in pictures (part 1)

I'm sure this post is going to wreak havoc with my layout, but it can't be helped: I promised you picspam, and picspam you shall have. Remarkably, once I decided to throw out the manual, it didn't take me more than a couple of minutes to work out how to transfer the images from my camera to my PC. I'm not sure about the quality though -- I selected the lowest (VGA) setting because it allowed me the most pictures (71), but then I only took a handful. What setting(s) do you, oh people who have had digital cameras for much longer than me, usually prefer?

On Friday night, Best Friend and J. took me to Brasserie Van Baerle for a pre-birthday dinner. I had skate for my main course, and raspberries for dessert, while for starters I opted for a delicious

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After dinner, J. went straight home; but Best Friend and I went for a nightcap and ended up guzzling champagne first in anticipation, and then in celebration of my birthday. The next morning, we had a good solid breakfast at Plancius, and then, on a whim, decided to go for a stroll in the Hortus (i.e. university gardens), where we saw

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and huge water lillies

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and where Best Friend took my picture

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and I, hers:

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Just as I was leaving Amsterdam, the sun broke through the clouds, and showed the city at its most picturesque:

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At home, Manasse let me know that he was ready for his closeup, which is why I'll end tonight's post with this

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( 11 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Aug. 7th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you had such a lovely day. The pictures are really good - it's probably a pretty good setting for just posting them, might need to use a higher resolution if you were thinking of printing - but my personal expert on these things, namely my daughter, is a long way away at the moment, so you'll just have to wait for someone who knows more than me!

And finally - Manasse is beautiful.
Aug. 7th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
And doesn't he know it! He's always preening and showing off.
Aug. 7th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics! Manasse is is looking very slinky.

I always use the maximum quality my camera is capable of (three stars). I have a memory card for more pic space.
Aug. 8th, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
If I use the maximum quality setting (5MB), I think I've only got room for 5 pics before the memory runs out. But I'm thinking of investing in an additional memory card, too...71 pictures will never suffice for CoRo's next tour! ;-)

And yes, Manasse is very pretty, isn't he? My darling boy.
Aug. 8th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC)
Great picspam ... These were fine quality for posting but for lots for printing sounds like you could do with a bigger memory card tis all .. I always use the highest 3* quality level too..and can get over 100 pictures on one card.

Awwwww pwetty pwetty pussy!!! - what a poser!

(tour? what tour? ;) )

Aug. 8th, 2005 08:27 am (UTC)
(tour? what tour? ;) )

Sssshhhh, don't spoil it! I'm having such a lovely time here in Lalaland...

Memory card. Right. I'm on it. Better make the most of my employee discount while I still have it!
Aug. 8th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
hush my mouth.

Aug. 8th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
Oooh. Beautiful. I want to visit Amsterdam.
Aug. 8th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
Well, come on over! Best Friend and I would love to have you.
Aug. 8th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
looks like you had a wonderful birthday indeed! Lovely piccies indeed!
Aug. 8th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I did enjoy myself.
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