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.