A Bad Day With A Camera

Practice Makes Perfect

Some days you’re performing at a concert in front of an audience. Some days you’re playing chopsticks just to limber up the fingers and keep that muscle memory going. Today I busted out the chopsticks.

Looking across the lake, Lower Gray Pond, Gray Park, Strathmore, AB, 2024-03-21
It’s a frame job, My Front Yard, Thornbriar Green, Strathmore, AB, 2024-03-21
Living under a great weight, My Back Yard, Thornbriar Green, Strathmore, AB, 2024-03-21
Mailing it in, Thornbriar Green, Strathmore, AB, 2024-03-21

I captured the top image early this morning when the snow was still coming down with some vigor. It had tapered off by lunch, with hints that the sky was finally about to start clearing. I would estimate that we have received a couple of feet of the white crap so far. Weather Network says the snow will start again overnight and continue into next week. Blech.

No great art happened today, but I picked up a camera and limbered up the fingers. Even better, I am now getting to where I can change most of the important settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation) on the 10D through 30D Canon EOS bodies by holding buttons and counting clicks without looking at the display. I’m usually getting it right on the first try. It’s nice to have this skill back as I lost it after upgrading to the R5. I’ll have to bust out my 5D Classic this weekend and see if I can do the same with it.

The images in this diary entry were made using a Canon EOS 30D paired with a Canon 70-300 EF IS USM f4-5.6 lens.

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