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Nifty Fifty Friday – 4\1\11

This is the first installment to what I hope will be a regular feature here on the blog. This is the view from the parking lot as I arrived at work this morning. The sliver of moon looked good and I felt it would be a good way to start Nifty Fifty Friday.

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Pic of the dday for 11-15-09

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View from the parking lot after work

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Congratulations Daryl

Last Thursday was opening day of late buck season in Western Washington.  My son Daryl went out that morning and was aboe to get a really nice buck.  Check out the picks at Flickr

A different world

It is amazing how fast your whole world can change.  A week ago my daughter went into labor.  At 6:52 am tomorrow morning my grandson will be 1 week old.  I was able to spend most of last week with him.  He is such a precious gift.  I am amazed at how fast I was tightly wrapped around that tiny little finger.  I can not wait until the next time I get over to Washington to spend some more time with the little guy.  He is amazing in every way.  More pics on flickr

Front yard discovery

Last night just after sunset I stepped out in the front yard and looked at my peach tree. I was surprised to discover this in my peach tree.

A beautiful landmark succombs to the ravages of time.

I saw this story this morning and it got me thinking about some of the things on my bucket list.  For those that don’t know what a bucket list is, it is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket.  The falling of the wall arch in Arches national park in Utah does impact my bucket list because as a photographer I have wanted for a long time to visit the park and photograph the arches.  I like so many of you have put things like this off because there will be time later to do them.  Well because of my procrastination I will never take a picture of the wall arch.  I know that it was one of the most photographed arches in the park and a quick search online will provide hundreds of pictures of the arch, but none of them were taken by me. I really need to sit down and go over my bucket list and start knocking things off the list.

More pics

We got a little rain last night here in SW Idaho and that gave us some fog this morning as the sun was coming up.  On my way to work I stopped down by the river to take a few shots of the beautiful sunrise and fog.  I think they turned out pretty good and have posted them to flickr.  I also posted a couple shots of a Coyote that stopped by my place in Washington Monday morning to wish me a safe trip back to Idaho.

comparing cameras

I picked up a  new Sony @ 200 DSLR camera with the 18 to 70 f3.5/5.6 kit lens the other day and Friday night I went out and shot some pictures with both the new @200 and my older @100.  I used the 18 to 70 lens on both cameras, and left both cameras set on auto. All the pictures were taken with the camera being held by hand. So far I like the camera.  I am not  thrilled with the automatic flash, but I understand why they have that feature so I can live with it.  I have posted some of the shots on flickr

Photo safari

After many discussions about photography with my wife we decided yesterday to get another digital camera.  about a year and a half ago I bout a Sony Alpha @100 digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera.  I chose the Sony over all the other brands available for one simple reason.  The Sony would accept the lenses I already had for my Minolta Maxxim film cameras. Yesterday I bought the Sony Alpha @200.  This is the new entry level digital slr from Sony.  Lorie and I are now planning our first photo safari were both of us will be taking pictures.  I was able to play with the new @200 a little bit last night and I really like the camera.  It will be hard for me to give it up, but sense I am giving it to Lorie to use I may still get to play with it from time to time.  I am planning to take some photos this week with both the @100 and @200 to compare the two and see what I get.  I will post those pictures when I can.