Friday, October 26, 2007

Week eight, day 5


RTP - GROUP SHRED DAY ONE

Christy - this is especially for you. Here's how Dougal got his pic done in time.

No camera, no tripod, no person to take the pic, 3 hours to deadline. And I just know Adam is standing waiting with a big whip.

Hmmm....Oh I know, I've just got a new mobile with a pretty cool camera. OK, where the heck is the manual. Oh right, ok, self timer..now we are getting somewhere.

Find an empty room in the gym, lock the door and go to work with "Prestik" (a kind of maleable putty) Stick the prestik on the window of the solitary room, standing around in my underwear, feeling really foolish. If only you could see me now.

Stick the camera to the window, set the timer, press the shutter, step back and smile. Cliiick, great let's have a look.

Hmmm, great pic of the garden outside. I had the camera the wrong way round. Ok..again. Set it up, Click...

Superb pic of half of my size 10 feet. Ok, can't send that.

Fast forward one hour and here is the result. Not the best pic I've ever taken but it'll get better.

Now to edit the thing and get it onto this post.

Another hour - hey I'm a finess professional OK.

Anyway Adam, here is day 1.

Committment complete - now about tomorrow

10 comments:

Andrew said...

Hey Dougal,

That's awesome mate, what a story...That's a workout in itself just getting the picture taken!!!

Good luck for tomorrow, and hey just think in 14 days you will not only have completed the shred but you will have become a professional photographer too!!!

Just getting ready for my cardio and abs session.

Take care mate,

Andrew

Sammy said...

Heya dougal, well just wanna say good luck on the next 14 days and when reading your blog I noticed your goals and affirmations. I think it's very useful and I'm going to implement them on my blog as well.

Cheers!
Sam

dougal said...

Can you imagine what people thought when they hear this camera clicking away and an hour later I unlock the door and walk out by myself..Hysterical.

Andrew said...

Your gonna get yourself a reputation at the gym mate!!

Take care,

Andrew

Marbella said...

Hi Dougal,
Loved your photo...my queston is what will you do to put the TWO side-by-side? Am having trouble figuring that one out without Photoshop...do have Picasa, but can´t see what to do...
Good luck to you!
Lynda
Madrid

Suzette said...

you do what you need to do to get the job done! hve been following your blog for a little while and love it! I, too, have added the positive affirmations on my blogging also. I don't think any of us really like to show the world what we, ourselves don't even like to see in the mirror. This is going to be a great 14 days!

Michael said...

Ingenuity! Way to go! I will be back tomorrow!

Mike

dougal said...

Thanks Marbella, check in later to see the side by side. Right now.. no clue.

Hey Suzette, thank you so much, good luck for the next 14.

Thanks Michael, see ya later

dougal said...

Christy, check out my day 4 entry, written especially for you.

Your Grateful Cyber-friend, Christy said...

I feel so special. :-) And the story of the photo adventures are hilarious. Nice pic of the garden outside. lol You look great. I scrolled down to see photos from just two weeks ago, where you look good, and ALREADY huge difference. This is so cool. I can't imagine what people are thinking of you alone in a room with the door locked and camera clicking. And then if you told them you were posting it on the net they'd get really suspicious. lol I've got to tune in to the next episode of the Dougal blog.