Friday, June 30, 2006

Bare Bones Here This Morning


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Short one this morning. I'm digital (not this shot) as of last night and I have a camera manual to figure out. You know, "...this button is macro, this button thingie is zoom, this button is for action, this button is for low light, this button eliminates red eye, this button makes toast....",that sort of thing.

If I get it all in my head and am actually able to take a picture, I will post something later to show off.

In the meantime, you might go to ThreeCollie's site to see firsthand photos of the flooding affecting the northeast. She's in the thick of it.

After that, you could wander over to HurricaneTeen. Don't be afraid of the "Yankee Free Zone" on his masthead, he seems like a nice kid with a love for the real Florida and for weather. I need to add him to my blogroll. Posted by Picasa

DISCLAIMER: OOPS! AS SOON AS I UPLOADED THIS POST, I WENT TO HURRICANETEEN'S SITE AND IT'S A REPOST OF ONE OF MINE (He asked first, by the way...see, I told you he's a nice kid).
I HONESTLY DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS THE TOP POST TODAY BEFORE I SUGGESTED TAKING A TRIP OVER THERE. I'M NOT THAT SHALLOW...HONEST.

SO, I STILL SAY GO OVER AND CHECK HIM OUT, JUST SCROLL DOWN TO HIS WRITING AND ENJOY HIS CANOE TRIP IN THE MARSH OR HIS WEATHER DISCUSSIONS.

COINKYDINKS...gotta love 'em.

20 comments:

Hurricane Teen said...

I don't really mean the "No Yankee Zone", especially considering the fact that I'm half yankee myself. It's supposed to be a pun on The O'Reilly Factor if you've ever seen it. But thanks for the link, and good luck with your new digital camera!

Floridacracker said...

Hurricane Teen,
I got the reference. I'm half Yankee too, Mom's from the great state of Pennsylvania...that keeps us "fair and balanced". :)

roger said...

point and shoot. point and shoot. set it on auto. a year after we started using our new digital camera i discovered that it would enlarge pictures while reviewing them. i wonder what other nifty things it does. reading the instructions is a good thing.

robin andrea said...

Have fun with that new digital. Can't wait to see what your photos.

robin andrea said...

That's supposed to say, "what your new photos look like." I sure wish I could type as fast as my brain moves.

pablo said...

I'm testing to see if this comment will post since I've had trouble lately.

I have no doubt that like everything else in your life, you will completely master the camera and begin producing museum quality images by the end of the weekend.

Wayne said...

The camera, FC, is going to liberate you like you had wings. Imagine that, FC with wings.

As for hurricaneteen, he's quite a good writer, and of course I have a soft spot for the weather myself. Keep on keeping on!

Wayne said...

I got it - the digitally enabled FC with wings - Floridaflapper!

Mrs. S said...

Another advantage of digital is that you'll be able to keep us up to date (weather, etc., permitting) during hurricanes and such - you won't have to run into town to develop the film, OR worry about getting the film wet or something. w00t for digital! Can't wait to see what you come up with :D

pablo said...

That skull sure looks odd for a deer, but maybe it's the angle of the photo. Or maybe it's not the kind of deer we have in Missouri.

Hal at Ranch Ramblins said...

For what it's worth, "I'm Going to Stick My Neck Out" is a post that was well worth re-reading.

I can't wait to see your digital photos. Congratulations on your new toy.

Laura said...

whoooo! you got the camera!! YES!!!
Can't wait to see your pictures! Wayne is right, talk about wings! Look out world :)

Have fun!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

But you did me a favor, because I had missed that post. So thanks Hurricane, and thanks Cracker.

(It was a darn good post, too.)

threecollie said...

I am looking forward to the pictures with your new camera. We all fell in love with digital as soon as we brought ours home. However, in place of a manual I have a cousin's 8-year old and my own mechanically minded teenaged boy. They were both born knowing how to run my camera. (The boy was also born knowing how to work on cars and such...weird!)
(Thanks for your kind words about our flooding too.)

Ava said...

Great carcass shot!

Good luck figuring out the camera!

Ava

Floridacracker said...

roger,
well, that's a typical guy attitude. you? typical? say it ain't so joe...

Robin,
I blame that sort of thing on failure of muscles to keep up with a powerful brain too...

Pablo,
Thanks for the vote of confidence. As for the deer skeleton, I had predicted that YOU might puzzle over this one. You are right that it doesn't look quite right, but it really is a deer...the legs were nearby. What makes the skull look odd is the fact that the nose end of the muzzle has been chewed off, giving it a squarish appearance. I'm always impressed by your careful study of any posted photo.
I picture you with magnifying glass in hand...

Wayne,
Floridaflapper! Why if I didn't already have a moniker...

Mrs. S,
Exactly. No more 40 minutes of driving, 1 hour of waiting...
Instant gratification...soooo 21st century.

Hal,
Thanks. I really appreciate the tech tips and link you shared a few days ago.

Laura,
My wife and I just watched Meercat Manor and we are hooked thanks to you!

Hoss,
Thanks...and thanks again for the 3 guys, 3 nuns at the baseball game joke. I am getting great mileage out of it. (Clean enough to tell Mom!)

ThreeCollie,
I know. Any programming on my cell phone, I just hand it to my daughters...beats reading the manual.

Ava,
Thanks,it was an easy one. I just followed the 50 buzzards into the woods and there it was.

Wayne said...

Hmm, the deer... we only have white-tailed deer. Just to our left is Alabama and it has mule deer. Do you have mule deer? Does Pablo?

Floridacracker said...

No mule deer here.

Wayne said...

Ah, so you have white-tailed as we do. Pablo's experience of skeletal remains may have been of mule deer, which are quite different looking.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I'm a dummy...it took me two years before I took my digital camera off the auto setting.

It has so many settings and I keep finding things and don't know what they do or mean. The handbook is bigger & thicker than my camera.

I feel fortunate just to be able to take a picture and I have one of those simple Sony's.