For the third Sunday in a row I've gone out in the afternoon to play a bit with my new digital camera. I'm still figuring it out, since Tommy got rid of the manual years ago. When he offered me the camera, he said he'd gotten a new one because this one was so huge and clunky. He made it sound like it needed its own room. I'd forgotten who I was talking too, of course. Tommy likes to get the newest stuff whenever possible. Newer is, by definition, better. Okey-doke, if I get a free camera out of the deal, who's complaining?
The setting dial has these intriguing icons. There's a snowman standing in front of mountain (for dealing with glare? While skiing?), a figure standing against a black background, with a single star in the sky (okay, think I've got that one figured out), one that looks like a Roman Candle going off (?), and another one with a figure standing in front of a sunny sky. The photos posted here were all taken with the Vogue-Lady-in-a-Sun-Hat setting. She's fancy. The image suggested high contrast lights and darks to me, I'm pretty pleased with the result, so I think I've figured may be right. There needs to be more experimenting.
I lack the technical skills to make this format let me post and comment on a lot of images at once. In fact this format has been getting odder and more recalcitrant over time. The spell-check no longer works, for example, and the automatic return sometimes checks out. I think things may have worsened when I switched from Internet Explorer to Opera, so maybe there's communication difficulties. Anyway, my point is there are a whole string of photos posted as separate entries, but are, in my mind, all one post. I started with the first image of my walk, then realized it was going to fall at the end of the line, so I've been posting backwards after the first (last) two entries.
The day was really brilliant. Also surprisingly warm, almost 50. I don't mean to rub my Canadian friends' noses in that fact. Would it help if I said I was a little freaked out by the warmth?
You probably all know this, but if you click on each photo, you'll get a larger, more clear image.