I see that da U.P. is headed for some “bad” weather! Considering today is the official start to snowmobile season, I’m sure everyone is geeked to know there is LES (which is the acronym for Lake Effect Snow) expected with accumulations of up to 14” in places!!
While you guys are waiting for blinding snow, yesterday we were waiting out tornado warnings and watches. The day before it was only a high of 52 degrees and dropped to 40 very quickly towards evening. During the night it warmed up to 60 and then the storms moved in. Fortunately, the only thing we got here was a lot of heavy rain. Atlanta, which is a bit south of us, picked up over 7 inches of rain. There was one tornado east of here that did some damage to some homes.
So yesterday it was over 60 degrees and during the night it dropped down to 30. So much for the start to our 4 days off!!
The other hosts that are here asked us last week if we could trade a couple of days with them so they could go visit family in Connecticut for T’giving. So this weekend they are paying those two days back. Friday and Saturday are supposed to be nice again but only around 60 degrees. Hopefully by then I will have figured out how to use MY NEW CAMERA!!!
Remember when I said Dan wanted to get a better camera but didn’t want to go overboard with it? We decided that I would upgrade and he would take my Fuji Finepix. It won’t be difficult to show him how to use it since I’ve been using it for a couple of years now. He’s been playing around with it, taking some very awful photos of ME. No amount of editing will help them. And he did take those flower photos that I posted a while ago.
So now I’ve got a Pentax X90. It is a 12 megapixel with a 26x optical zoom. It looks like it will be very easy to use…once I get the hang of the buttons and their meanings. It took me quite a while yesterday to figure out how to format the card, but once I got it it didn’t seem so hard after all. The Fuji is a 10 megapixel and an 18x zoom so Dan will have some fun with it. The Pentax has 3 awesome macro settings which I am anxious to play around with…when the weather cooperates again!
I read a lot of reviews online about this camera before making my choice; some professionals had nothing but glowing remarks while others complained about little things (like the “cheap” lens cap cover and lack of a manual…which I DID receive a VERY nice 262 page manual so I don’t know why they didn’t have one). I can’t form my own opinion till the first several photos that I take.
Well, it looks like it is laundry day…again! I’d just as soon keep up with it as to let it go any longer.
Have a great day!!
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