Thursday, February 28, 2008

Boring Days

Well, I don't really have anything to post today. Work is boring, I'm toying with the camera, and the weather is so nice outside that I sincerely which that I was un-employed (almost 70 degrees F!!!!).


I did learn a few interesting features of the camera today:

1. If you put a cover over your hotshoe, the camera assumes that you have a flash on there, which disables the onboard flash. This also disables the next feature, which took me a while to figure out.

2. Auto Exposure Bracketing. While this doesn't really work for moving subjects (since the camera has to take three separate pictures), it is great for stationary objects. Normally I would do this manually, but to have it do it automatically is way faster, and involves less thinking (because thinking is way over-rated!). This is great if you are in a situation where there is lot of highlights AND shadows, because you can later merge the three together using Photoshop (or any number of photo programs).

3. Even though the LCD is bigger than my SD800, pictures look worse on it. I'm guessing that this is due to the zoom that fits the new bigger screen (for those with photoshop, zoom into an image at 66.7% and then at 50% and see which one looks better. That's what I mean). Something I am sure I will adjust to.


After having lunch with Chris over at Sweet Tarts I had ten minutes before I was due back at work, so I poked around and took some photos that every tourist inevitably takes:

The County Court House, which is one of the major icons of Prescott (along with whiskey row and thumb butte):



And the 'Old Post Office':


See, I said you would bear the brunt of my learning woes. Hopefully some time this weekend for lots of photos. :)


Mike said...

OKay, this has nothing to do with your post, but if you know me, that happens quite often.

My daughter, who is frustrated chef going to law school read your post about gnocchi's the other day and we started talking about them. She had had them before but I hadn't. So we are making them on Saturday. Just thought I would let you know that your food posts are a real inspiration.

Chickenbells said...

I think that the pictures look great so sure could take some pretty one's out here as well...

I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you're going to do with the new camera!!

katydidnot said...

arizona is one of my favorite places on earth, i look forward to your photos.

TomboCheck said...

Mike - Glad to hear it!! With the gnocchi - err on the side of a bit too much flower for the dough, add some spices to the dough (garlic, salt, pepper, cumin) and don't worry too much about making the perfect little fork marks that you see in all the 'pro' photos elsewhere.

Chickenbells - thanks! I wish i was out there, though I have to say that the weather here was so nice I almost thought I was further south. :)

Katydidnot - :) I have to say that I LOVE arizona. Granted I was born and raised here so I might be a little biased. Between the scenery, the weather, and the people; it is a pretty ducky place to be.