trouble with two laptops now smoothed out. two different problems. one had time outs and would not load internet pages – turned out to be a virus. the other laptop was a problem I guess I created. I bought that pc with Windows 7 installed and so had chosen to install WIN 8….and the troubles slowly built up. so my local tech gurus fix stuff at Free Line Electronics, in Midland, Ontario, highly recommended. they backed up my data, did a clean install of WIN 7. Result was tow newly smoothly running laptops, the return to WIN 7 had that unit, a Sony Vaio, running much better than when it first emerged from the box immediately after purchase. happy computer guy, me. my wallet took a 160 dollar hit. back to smooth computing.
I took a guided tour of the new facility and encountered Mr. R. Weber, the man who made this centre happen, He is the man with the hat standing on the 150 seat performance theatre in the slide show. He has funded a beautiful arts building. From my antique experience with amateur theatrics at the University of Toronto and for about twelve years after that, I had to keep wiping the drool from my chin. It is an exceptional facility. The word from performers is that the acoustics are very very fine in this building.
The amateur theatre group Huronia Players will be performing their productions (two groups = children and adult levels)
I had a tasty lunch, pulled pork sandwich, at the Cafe Roxy in the MCC, successfully resisting the temptation of the dynamite looking brownies and other pastries in the glass case. Those glass cases are the tools of the devil.
For more information about the centre see: http://midlandculturalcentre.com/
Got early to Little Lake Park, Midland, Ontario this morning and so I was able to park my car inside the park, shortening my walking. I brought along two cameras, digital and film, Nikon D3100 and a Leica IIIf. I found the Leica and I need to schedule more practice sessions. I had forgotten how hard it is to focus it using the rangefinder. Today I relied primarily on setting the distance using the lens barrel distance scale and shooting at f8. I am looking forward to getting the negatives and prints back.
What follows is from the Nikon. There was a parade and a War of 1812 encampment among other activities.
For once I got embarassed by not checking my Nikon DSLR D3100 lithium battery charge state. I normally go for a week without recharging. But at an art show opening, no juice in the battery. Sheesh. Thinking back over the week I had shot a lot of shots at Fort York in Toronto, many with the aux. flash (Metz 44) in use. But I had my Blackberry Playbook with me and it had half its charge left and so a few shots got taken. Enough to put on the blog of the Huronia Museum where the art show is running until June 27…. Tim Mohan is the Métis artist. Huronia Museum in Midland, Ontario.