Monday, June 22, 2015

New camera

The new camera is a Canon SX 260 HS. I bought it on the recommendation of a Canadian. This guy. I kinda like his videos. Good place to spend time if you've got some.

I've recently had my share of time. Little under the weather. Back on the mend more or less but some of this carp takes longer than I think it should. Be that as it may, I'm glad there's abundant stuff to peruse on the interwebs. I don't do the television any more, and sometimes (can't believe I'm saying this) reading gets old. Not often, mind you. But sometimes.

At any rate, I bought the camera more for its video capability than for pictures. I've got this crazy idea that I should try to do some more professional videos than the garbage I've been putting up on the youtube from my phone.

But dang, it makes purty pictures.

So, trial images images first. Embignify by all means.

I've been fascinated by the moon for, well, for as long as I can remember. I remember standing outside and staring up at the full moon on the evening of July 20, 1969. I'd just finished watching Neil and Buzz on the Walter Concrete Show, Special First Man On The Moon Edition.

While looking up at that big, beautiful moon I was trying to sort out the scale and context in my mind. I felt like I should be able to see some sign of the LEM, but I looked and looked and I couldn't see it. From only 240,000 miles. Sheesh!

I'm astonished at how well this camera takes zoom pics. That's in idiot auto!

How many landing sites can you pick out in my image? Here's a cheat sheet.

Okay, this was supposed to be about the dang camera, not the moon. Here are a few random pics:
AirLink hauling one of my neighbors to the big city sawbones. The blurry squiggle is a dove.
Grain elevator at sunset.

My favorite local likker store. Conveniently next to my office in the courthouse.

And a couple of videos.

I'm kinda glad I'm not flying hot and high into a parking lot tonight. Young feller's game.

Anyway, we'll see how the new camera and the (shudder!) video editing go.


  1. The leaves are beautiful in the photo below Woody's. I like the translucence of the leaves as the sunlight hits them. The resolution of the Moon's craters is amazing, you spent your money well on that camera!

    1. Thanks Scott. I'm pleased with it. First camera I've had that can kindasorta capture images like these.

  2. Dang that's a nice camera!

    You've got some nice shots there.

    1. Thanks Sarge. This one seems to be living up to its promise. sure is fun to play with.

  3. How the new camera and the (shudder(shutter!!)) go! bad pun. It's all I could think when I read that line.