Saturday, November 22, 2008

Welcome Snow!

Welcome Snow! (by John Brainard)

I know certain family members will wish to cause me harm in some way because of these feelings (yes dad, I'm talking about you and my wife too), but I'm excited about the snow! It's here! I got to use the snowblower today!

I went out for a few hours this morning and took some photos around Labrador Pond and Tinker Falls. I have more photos to post, but I'm going to wait until my new computer parts come in. I'm anxious to see how much of an improvement a Core 2 Quad w/4Gb of memory will be over my old, tired Athlon XP with 1GB of memory.

I see the prices on 1TB SATA Seagate drives are reasonable, so I'll likely add one or two of those in a RAID configuration soon.

Keep an eye out for more photos.... I think I still have some to finish up from the men's retreat.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Men's Retreat: Nifty Fifty

I haven't forgotten about the Men's Retreat photos or my Nifty Fifty project! I managed to get my 50mm f/1.8 lens mounted to my camera while at Huntington Camp on Raquette Lake. I sometimes wonder which lens I'd keep if I had to get rid of all but one lens. I get so much use out of my 10-20mm lens, but when I use my 50mm f/1.8, I get some photos that I really enjoy. I especially enjoy taking photos of various hardware on docks and piers, especially if there's a little rust involved.

Men's Retreat (by John Brainard)

Men's Retreat (by John Brainard)

Believe it or not, I still have a few more photos to process and post. I've been preoccupied with other things lately. More to come, I'm sure!