Category: Travel

Change the Time

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Don’t forget to change the time on your cameras.  I was watching Fiona’s latest video this morning when I decided to run another experiment with using the tiny Ricoh WG-60 camera.  I was curious whether or not I could make the above image under that kind of lighting … just my laptop in a totally dark room very early this morning.  When I was examining the image I noticed the time stamp and remembered that I needed to change the time on my three cameras.

Fiona was in Iceland with some friends making a video using a drone.  I don’t remember ever seeing scenes of Iceland like these.  Take a look on her YouTube channel.

By the way, why do we still keep changing the time back and forth?  All of the original reasons for daylight savings time have been negated by changes in our technologies, energy consumption patterns, etc.  I expect that a new look at all of the facts for today’s environment would show that it is more harmful and expensive to keep changing back and forth.  But why should I expect anything different?  We don’t utilize science, reasoning, and an unbiased review of facts and the truth for anything else these days. 

More WV Memories

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Looking southeast from Corridor H in West Virginia on Oct 8, 2015 a little past 10am.  You can see why they call them the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We were on our way back to Homewood at Plum Creek when I stopped at an overlook and made this image.

On the Amazon River in 2006

We took a river cruise on the Amazon River 13 years ago.  Looking at the pictures recently, it occurred to me that I am still wearing the same Tilley hat.  I took a picture of it hanging on my door recently.

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When we were on the river in the heat and humidity, the camera I used was a small Sony DSC-W7, 7.2MP digital camera that used AA batteries and only had 3x zoom.  I had to take great pains to keep it from fogging up due to the differences in the temperature and humidity between our cabin and the outside and the rain, that happened frequently.  If I were to repeat that trip now, which I would like to do, I would just take and use my Olympus TG-5 camera, the one I used to take the recent picture of the same hat I wore on the river.  Yes, I would take the TG-5 rather than one of my two WR Fujifilm cameras and longer WR zoom lens.  The small size of the TG-5 would be worth it when getting in and out of small boats every day, especially since it is waterproof, not just weather resistant.