_Mark_ (eichin) wrote,
_Mark_
eichin

Upgrades

p100-9010829p100-9010949
p100-9010893


Experience with the little packraft last year convinced me I wanted something that was a little more boat and a little less portable; thus the Airis Sport 11 above, full scale inflatable kayak - weighs as much as a fiberglass one, but fits in it's own custom backpack that fits the back seat of the Mini :-)


On the camera side, I'm still averaging a little under a hundred pictures a day (mostly weekend bursts but starting my weekdays dragonfly-hunting in the front yard helps too) and I've abused the SP-550UZ enough to need to get it repaired twice now; it's due for a third, Canon's photokina announcements disappointed me, so I'm now using the SP-570UZ. A little bulkier, so it has MORE BUTTONS which turned out to make things like manual focus easier to get to - but the 20x lens really provided enough additional "reach" (in terms of, for example, picking up a turtle in this p100-8280552 picture that I didn't notice in person) that I'm happy with the extra size, even if it is always on me.)


I've also settled into a comfortable shooting and captioning workflow with the EEEpc pc100-152596 with kphotoalbum for captioning and tagging, and a handful of python scripts to sort and upload. Yay cheap hard drives :-)


I've also gotten more adventurous about going places with picture taking specifically in mind; aside from the regular trips to local wildlife hotspots, this year I've been to Chicago p100-3130438, Los Alamos p100-5240818, the VLA p100-5210073, and Camden, Maine p100-7130042. (So also "yay cheap 16G SDHC cards"... everything else is getting more compact and portable/nomad-friendly - but not bandwidth...)


Of course, I haven't gotten any better at writing more often :-)

Tags: computers, photography, scenery, toys
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