While I was playing with another lens I noticed this on the weather radar yesterday. Note, Hanover is in the middle. The blue areas were snow, the yellow and green were rain.
The 20mm f/1.7 lens I used for this image is not weather resistant, but I have at least one other lens that is, so I will hopefully be ready when it does snow here. Or, I might just use the TG-6 which is waterproof.
I think it is wishful thinking by those who are hoping for little snow this winter. With the climate changes that have been occurring we need to be prepared for lots of wild swings in our weather conditions, including either none, or deep snows, and everything in-between.
When I think about driving in Hanover, PA, I think about all of those tractor trailers negotiating the ninety degree turns on roads that were never designed for such big vehicles. The turns often result in confrontations with cars having to back up to make room; but, never a nasty word is heard. The trucks are the life lines of all of the employees in the many small factories which are our primary sources of jobs, income, and survival.
It seems that the only time I venture out is for a medical reason. This outing was early on a foggy morning for a followup doctor visit and I decided to take my TG-6 camera along and see how it performed. While processing the images, I realized that the feature that enabled me to make these images was the image stabilization.
I also have image stabilization in my Pentax DSLR camera and really like it, but it is too large and heavy and noisy to take with me on outings like this. I don’t have image stabilization in my X-Pro 3 and that sometimes becomes a problem and is one reason why I’m considering replacing it. Old men need lighter, smaller cameras and lenses as well as image stabilization.
In Hanover Germany they are getting serious about cutting energy consumption: reducing winter thermostat settings, cold showers, darker buildings, etc. Click here and read about it.
We should think about some of the same cuts here in Hanover, PA, USA for many reasons. The sooner we start reducing our energy consumption the less we will need to cut it in the future due to the combination of resources and the rising earth temperature. It would also reduce our personal electric and gas bills right now. There is no better way to save energy, to reduce climate heating, or to save money than just using less of everything.
I used these older pictures from 2017 that I had made in Hanover, PA for trying some different ways of processing the original raw files. I’m sure that a lot has changed since I originally took these pictures. I’d like to get back to walking around town and making some different photos; but as time goes on it looks less likely.
I took the E-M5 III with the 14-150mm lens to the market Saturday morning.
From the car on a cool rainy day with the Olympus TG-6.
Dreaming of photographing in town again as I rework some older images; but, I normally don’t dream in color. At least I’m not aware of it.
I think Hanover, PA needs better sign management. Note the limited hours for the no parking sign next to the parking meter plus the no parking on the street sign plus the “Do Not Enter” sign. I guess they expect drivers to stop in the middle of the street and take the time to read the signs and decide what applies for when and where.
Me, I just want warmer weather and to sit out front in the evening with a camera while drinking a beer with people out and about.