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Day August 22, 2009

Outlaw Cat Fishes With The Stars

Outlaw Cat sits atop his hijacked villa and fishes using stars as bait!

Good friends Kate & Sam recently sent me a little surprise in the form of an Outlaw Cat figurine — along with some small pieces of their excellent rendition of Lost Dzimba. Since both the figurine and the buildings were of the same scale, I was compelled to combine them, leverage my newly acquired Strobist skills, and take the picture above.

(For the curious: here’s a quick shot of the setup. White balance was set to daylight. Two flashes gelled with CTO (full and half) were firing from camera left. One was bounced, and the other snooted to provide a directional light down and across the scene. To highlight the star at the end of the fishing pole, I held a flashlight against a flash grid and directed the light just over the star’s face.)

Throwing Muses – Not Too Soon

Like Merlin Mann, I am a fan of Not Too Soon by Throwing Muses (though perhaps not to quite the same extremes…). A great song by an excellent band.