I’ve just finished editing the photos for the next catalogue – I haven’t Photoshopped them or anything, just straightened and cropped them as necessary, added the lot number to each and sent Weeza 27 pictures for the catalogue; I shall let Ro have photos of all the lots on Sunday to go on the website, by which time I’ll have added the last fifteen – those pieces are being brought here tomorrow. It is very good to have that done. I’m pleased with them, the day was perfect for taking pictures, being quite bright but not sunny. I prefer to do it out of doors but in a lightbox.
I can’t say that I enjoy the taking of the pictures, however. So tedious, getting the tripod and everything just so, it takes ages to set up, although once that’s done each item doesn’t take long to photograph. Thank goodness for digital cameras; at least I know within minutes if any of them is not good enough and can do it again. That didn’t happen this time, thanks to the Sage watching. He saw, as I didn’t, when a gnat flew in front of a piece of china just as I took the photo, so I was able to do it again at once.
Once we’d done the photography, we sat outside with Dilly and the children for quite some time in the sunshine. I cuddled Hadrian, who has grown a great deal. He is now two months old and has grown out of his little crib, so Dilly has passed it on to Weeza. He’s also grown out of all his first clothes. I haven’t seen him smile yet and asked if he does. “He smiles at Al,” said Dilly. “I don’t know what Al has that I don’t, but he can always raise a smile.” She noticed that Hadrian was reaching out to touch the toggle on the hood of my jacket.
I must go to bed. It’s quarter to one. I shall backdate this to midnight as this still counts as Wednesday, to me, in the same way as I reckon it doesn’t become afternoon until I’ve had lunch.