Spring means

No more gloves or heavy winter coats. Morning sarcasm from thevcrow squadron. Yesterday around supper time, eight Canada Geese flew over announcing their return from down south. The safety sand and other grime coat the sunlight melting snowbanks looking like ice cream someone forgot to put back in the freezer. I look forward to sitting in the deck in shorts and a t shirt and bare feet. Soon, so very soon.

camera shelf: Nikon Coolpix E5700 (intro 2002)

Nikon Coolpix E5700 - triple view

Nikon Coolpix E5700 – triple view

Nikon Coolpix E5700 (intro 2002) 5 megapixel, 8x zoom – 35-280mm equivalent in 35mm film camera terms, magnesium body, uses compact flash card…The 5700 was very pricey when new. Recently I saw it listed as used for $299 on Henry’s Cameras website. It has what seems today to be a postage stamp sized, articulating 1.5 inch screen. The camera was introduced in May 2002. I have used a Nikon Speedlight 80DX with this camera. Although the balance is a bit special. It makes great flash shots. The EVF, electronic viewfinder was usable, especially in bright sun which made the LCD awkward to use.  I had a lot of fun with this very solid feeling camera.  I will recharge the battery and give it a go in 2013.  Perhaps that will cure me of my advertising driven burn to buy a new camera.

The shot of Grace was taken in August of 2012.  Since then I have acquired  a multi-card reader to get data from the 5700’s compact flash card.


Grace in August 2012, cropped severely from original

Grace in August 2012, cropped severely from original


Midland Public Library before the expansion/renovation, Midland, Ontario, Canada



the late Sundance Kid

the late Shakespeare

the late Shakespeare