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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sticking to What I Have


While trying to photograph this sap from a Douglas Fir Tree I set one tripod leg into where it had been dripping onto the ground.  Pine needles and dirt stuck to the leg.  I did the rest of the hike with one leg of the tripod stuck out.  Sliding it in would gum up the works inside.  At home I set the tripod on a chair in the garage to clean it later.  The next morning I moved the tripod to sit in the chair and...guess what?  

I went to Best Buy to look at laptops.  They didn't carry the models I was interested in, those with high resolution display screens.  I had two different sales people ask me if they could help me with anything.  I explained how I saw my photos looking much better on an Apple Retina screen and wanted something in a PC that was comparable with over 200 pixles per square inch.  Both sales people steered me to something less trying to convince me that the image was just as nice.  I left.  Driving home I considered TexWisGirl's comment  "...well, even if you enjoy your photos at higher pixel density, the rest of us will still have 'regular'" and she's right.  Why plunk down all that money just to look at my pictures how they really are only long enough to put onto the blog?  So I came home and cleaned my computer screen.  I'll just enjoy my pictures like all the regular folk.  And too, in time my wife will want the newest and latest out there then I'll inherit her MacBook.  I am a patient man.








14 comments:

  1. So I am just wondering about camera's . It looks like every month is coming a new one and when is it enough. You don't make better photo's for your blog. Perhaps when you are not so bombarded with new gimmicks you have more room in your head to think about the subjects you are photographing. Ultimately they define what photographer you are and not your camera. Perhaps the same for computers, but keep on with choosing your subjects as you always did. Thats the really challenge.

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  2. A patient man and a wise one too. After all avoiding temptation was once the purpose of going into the wilderness.

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  3. hee hee...
    And once you Mac, you won't go back!

    Best Buy is a horrible operation. Several financial analysts are predicting they will close all their stores soon.

    Great shot of the sap from the fir tree, BTW!

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  4. It is quite the opposite as in our household, SC is the always buying new stuff man and I use his "old" cameras. When I am used to something I don't need a new one.

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  5. well you saved a heap of $$'s, that means you can put petrol in the bus and set sail for a week or so, and take more photos for us. Shame about the 'gum'! It reminds me of stepping outdoors of a morning when I hear some birds out the back bush corridor and I often will walk into a cobweb. Boy, some of those are sticky!! Now I know why there used to be a hairspray years ago called Gossamer ...maybe it's still on the market

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  6. laughing at the wife inheritance. worked with the iphone. :)

    now, go unstick that leg and the chair, too.

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  7. Thanks for that laugh (my wife will want the newest and latest .... ) True in our world as well!

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  8. I forgot to tell you, SC always buys second hand photostuff, so not new. That means I use third hand cameras. :))

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  9. Haha! ... John I am still using my Nikon D5000 camera but have found a free site for image sharpening "Lunapic" and my little $100 camcorder gets lovely comments.
    I hope to get an HD version for Xmas but asked Santa for one last year and it didn't arrive.

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  10. I would love a Macbook for home. I have one at work and it's just amazing.

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  11. I would love a Macbook for home. I have one at work and it's just amazing.

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  12. Patience is a virtue. Am glad you got it :)
    Peace :)

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  13. Ahhhhh good things come to those who wait Sticky butt.

    Sorry couldn't resist.
    :)

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  14. I'm guessing you sat it tree sap and got it on your butt.

    I think even if you got the hi res display, you'd get used to it and it would lose it's spectacularity.

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