“The road from appearance to reality is often very hard and long, and many people make only very poor travelers. We must forgive them when they stagger against us as if against a brick wall.” —Franz Kafka

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Local news at 10:58 PM

Lately I can barely stand to come here. I drop by to use my newspaper links and see if any of my blog buddies have posted anything new then dash away. I should just change the top post and then everything would be okay again but it always seems like so much work because by the time I get the time to drop by it's too late to start anything new so nothing changes and days turn into weeks. You know how the story goes.

But I do have a little news. Our work is done here, for now. K. has recovered from her surgery, the drains are out and we return home on Thursday. It's been a long haul, seven weeks. We're all so glad to have that phase behind us. She starts radiation next but doesn't need us here to do it.

Oh, and I finally settled on what will be my next travel camera, the Sony HX50V. It has a 30x optical zoom which I'm pretty stoked about. It doesn't shoot in raw. That's kind of disappointing. It's something I want to learn more about but M. Lee found a great price through photographyblog, $238 down from the original price of $450, so what the hell?


Roy said...

I'm glad to hear the worst of the medical stuff is behind you. 7 weeks is a long time, by most standards.

Nice camera! I hope you wear it out.

asha said...

Thanks. It's a great relief for us all.

And the camera? Can't wait to start abusing it.

Roy said...

I experimented with shooting in RAW with both my point-n-shoot and the DSLR. In the latter case, the JPGs are such good quality, I couldn't see the advantage over the extra hassle. Maybe someday.

With the small camera, it does produce a better picture, but there is a big learning curve just to get to where YOUR jpg is equal to what the camera did automatically. To improve on that...meh. I got tired of messing with it.
30X zoom! That would be useful. I look forward to pictures of birds faces.

asha said...

Mmmmmm....thanks. That's helpful. And put all that on top of the pressures of being on the move I'm kind of glad I won't be dealing with raw at this point. I do have a micro 4/3 that shoots in raw but haven't tried it out yet. Sounds really interesting though and I do want to learn more about it.

Yes. Bird faces and wing pits.