Sunday, February 20, 2011

A fine day for a walk

More winter storms are apparently on their way but it was gorgeous this afternoon. The sun was shining in a cloudless sky and the temperature was reasonable. Since it was so nice out, we went for a walk down to the river and tried out our new camera. The river water level is very high and appears to have been even higher at the peak of the melting. We got some pictures of ice and ducks and trees - Ian's processing them now and we'll post some when he's done.

Our new camera can take pictures in either jpg or raw format. Raw format is the image as seen through the lens and the photographer must post-process the picture to add light-balancing and to play with contrast and brightness and whatnot. Between the camera and the post-processing, there's a lot to learn. It's going to take some time.

Ian's mainly working on the bird pictures taken in and around the bird feeders in the backyard. He wants to put them somewhere so that he (and others) can keep track of which birds have paid us a visit

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