It has been awhile since I have given this blog attention. Part of me misses the friends that I have met in the process of blogging. The other part is suffering a mind block – like it has dawned on me that I have nothing much to blog about.
So for the time being, in hopes that some of you still check in now and then, I will just post of few pics of what I have been doing.
The above is a picture of what we call the tipping rock that does not tip. It is located in Truckee, Ca and is most likely a glacial formation. The plaque states that it also could be a man made alter. It once was balanced so well that it would rock with the touch of a finger. It no longer rocks, hence the name we have for it.
The above reflection of myself was taken today while standing in the rain at the Kite Festival in Elk Grove. Notice my high tech water resistant cover. It never ceases to amaze me how many uses a gallon zip lock baggy has. I read about this somewhere and before leaving the house this morning grabbed a few baggies and rubber bands I have saved off the broccoli bunche. It worked out nice as others camera’s were getting wet also.
My next experiments will more than likely involve the use of a flash. Yes, I finally purchased an SB800! Now I am no longer at the mercy of ambient light nor will I end up with the dreaded circle of darkness made when the built in flash will not pass the long lens. Yipee!
The other quest I have been involved in is one to purchase a boat. I am not picky really, or so I thought. I just want one that is advertised in good shape to at least start and have no leaks. Umm one would think that might be an easy task – to find a boat that runs and does not leak – wrong! In the used boat world my junk is another’s valuable vessel. I have lowered my expectations and standards a bit.
Since I have to give up riding I thought a fishing boat would be a good recreational deal. I have always loved fishing and now days it is harder and harder to find bank space. Either the farmers have tired from the garbage and abuse by people they allowed access to their property or the local regulations prohibit access – oh either way it is harder and harder to gain access to fishing areas. The old spots are now over run with idiots – scary ones sometimes. Read: my rationalization for getting a boat LOL.
Well that will be it for now.
Now that the season’s major time burner is over –
It has come to my attention that I really do not do much of anything anymore LOL. So, I am going to see about taking a basic digita photography class at our local county community center. I also am asking for suggestions on a new camera. I know many of you seem to prefer Nikon’s but then there is the Canon. Ummmm I am so confused. My sony does not let me change lenses and when shooting zoomed in the evil purple crap is way to obvious. I have enough troubles without all that going on too.
I also have now come into possession of my grandfather’s and fathers tripods. On is circa 1920’s, heavy, and big. The other one is lighter and I am not sure how old it is really. It is still heavy compaired to modern day tripods. Put it is super cool looking, stable, and has a history. I also was given a small portable one that only goes about 6inches up. I think they are trying to tell me that I do not have a steady hand LOL.
So, which camera and why? Karoli? I know you have help on this one!
What lenses are the most important to purchase?