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Raleigh, NC and the saga of the Tempurpedic Mattress

January 25th, 2009 by kimly

I met up with some friends in Raleigh, NC over MLK weekend. Dual purpose: it was my birthday weekend and the need to escape the metro DC area due to the inanity that was the igauguration festivities. The weather was crap but the company and the food were great. We went to a NC aquarium outside Morehead City. I took some pics there, some came out decent enough considering most had to be shot through glass.

I did do a little clean-up on one just to see the results.

This original shows the flash in the lower right corner even after cropping most of it out. The black back ground made it easier to use the clone tool to copy the solid background into the affected area.

I have no idea what kind of fish this is… but the gold, silver and red look kind of cool.

The rays were in a tank and we could pet them! The snubbed nosed ones were actually very friendly and would actively seek out contact.

I couldn’t determine what allowed me to take some shots through glass with very little distortion and/or flash rebound yet for other tanks nothing seemed to work. I managed to get the resident octopus and a clown (?) fish pretty decently.

And as for the funky mattress at the Holiday Inn I stayed at… I wasn’t thrilled. And I think it’s a love it or hate it kind of thing. I loved the idea of it, but I slept like crap the 3 nights I was there. Granted, it could have been just me and being in a different bed. Or a different pillow… I don’t think I would spend the $$$ for one of these, but I also think it is more an individual preference thing than a standard mattress and box spring would be. I was glad to try it out at a hotel and not have to deal with delivery and removal and the hassle of 90 day money back guarantees

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