Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 326

It was a far quieter day today than yesterday. Diane has a sore arm from yesterday’s vaccination; I haven’t had much of a reaction so far.

We took a photo walk this afternoon so I could play with my cameras and Diane could take nice photos.

Here’s the creek near our house – it’s good to see water in it again!

And here’s an African daisy getting ready to close up shop for the night.

It seems like my old camera is having some issues – if I take “the same” photo with both cameras, the new camera is much crisper. Both of the following photos were taken at 1/125 second, so there shouldn’t be much camera shake to worry about. I cropped each photo to 1080×810 – they started as RAW files and I let Adobe Lightroom do the JPEG conversion.

TZ-100, zoomed to 245mm at f/5.8
FZ1000-M2, zoomed to 310mm at f/4.0

I’m going to have to figure out a better way to do A/B comparisons between the two cameras. Or maybe I should just try to clean the lens of the old one – I’ve been reluctant to take a cloth to it.

3 thoughts on “Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 326

  1. Interesting.
    1) Mark had a sore arm for a few days, but no other reaction to his inoculation, 8 days ago now. Mine (we’re on different medical plans) isn’t until March 6. His 2nd is a couple of days after my 1st. My 2nd is 3 weeks after my 1st.
    2) We stopped using a camera, when we realized that our phones took better (crisper & better color) pictures.
    (and I did sign up to be notified of follow-up comments.

  2. The phones take wonderful pictures, but I like having a real camera so I can use a longer lens. Optical zoom beats digital zoom any day!

  3. Yeah…a better zoom would be better for animals in the distance…but even when we used the camera, they weren’t that good. Otherwise, we don’t try to take “Good Artistic Photos”, like you and Diane do. OR….the ones we care most about are scenic…and since we got phones with a wider screen, we’re very happy with them, and it’s nice to only carry phones.

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