A Bad Day With A Camera

From Start to Finish

Sleep came late and left early, so I was up at 6:00 am and had plenty of time to get my drone ready in advance. The gimbal error persists and now the drone is regularly having trouble accessing known, good memory cards. I am starting to think it may not be much longer for this world. The dwarven aircraft made it through one more sunrise and I am thankful for that.

Blue and Gold, Strathmore, Alberta, 2024-03-15

I may have to replace it. I am not sure if I want another DJI drone at this point, as I am unimpressed with the longevity of the current unit, or the lack thereof. I guess I will have to do some research. Speaking of research, I scanned a Calgary Foodies group on Facebook for a popular fried chicken joint in Calgary and settled on Nim’s Fried Chicken in Sarcee for our date night because of the large number of mentions thrown its way.

I can’t understand how it received such high reviews in the group. Hashtag #whalefail. The chicken tenders we ordered were cooked properly, crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Except they were bland. We could not even detect salt or pepper having been used. Our fries under the chicken tenders were cold and damp. There was practically no dressing in the coleslaw. No flavour worth mentioning in it at all. The foodie group is going to get an earful after I publish this diary entry.

Fare Thee Well, Strathmore, Alberta, 2024-03-15

This evening’s saving grace was the sunset. It was one of those rare three hundred and sixty degree sunsets that illuminated the entire sky from one horizon to the other. We managed to find a safe spot to pull over on the back road we were driving home on so I could work the sunset with a reflection in a farmer’s field. I will have to wash my shoes tomorrow because I sank into the mud in the field getting the panoramic shown above. Totally worth the mess.

Not everything was great today between a failing drone, challenges at work, and an expensive, yet mediocre supper, but the day started and ended well. I am grateful for this day.

The top image was made using a failing DJI Mini 2 drone. The bottom image was created with a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra mobile phone.

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