Andover

I keep telling myself I am going to take a camera to the little downtown area in Andover, MA and I keep not doing it. One of these days, preferably before anything there opens.

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Also, clock.

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I like clocks. Wanna make something of it?

The Point and Shoot Adventure

I went to the store this morning and I took the little point and shoot Nikon Coolpix S7000 with me. I think it did okay. I also think I misremembered what was going wrong before. I think the washed out over-exposed pics were the ones that I took outside, not inside. I think it was the time Jen and I were in Disney World together after one of her company trips that I noticed it. I probably set the white balance to daylight to compensate for it in the park. It’s all coming back to me.

So if it happens again, what do I do? Well, now that I know a little more about how exposure works, I will just drop the exposure compensation a stop or two (don’t I sound like I know what I am talking about? No?) and see if that helps.

Until that time, here’s a couple of test drive pics from this morning.

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Is that a Mustang? I am not a car guy, but that might be a pink convertible Mustang. Crazy.

These all look okay to me. Nothing special, but also nothing gross. I guess it’s good to go for now?

My Forgotten Camera

I’ve been blathering on and on about the two film cameras I recently acquired, and the digital DSLR they have re-inspired me to obsess over, but there is another camera that I have ignored through all of this.

I bought a little Nikon Coolpix S7000 back in 2015 (I think) in order to have something tiny to sneak into a couple of Rush concerts.

The last couple of times I used it the images came out bad. They were washed out and overexposed. I didn’t know why. Now, after a month or two of watching how-to-shoot in manual mode tutorials on the YouTube it occurred to me that I might want to take a look at the settings and see if anything jumps out at me.

Yup, the White Balance setting was set to always expect daylight, that’s probably why only things shot in daylight looked good. Huh. I’m charging her up right now. Let’s see if that solved the issue, shall we?

In parting, here’s a bunch of S7000 pics from the pre-pandemic, pre-“why is my white balance set like that” days.…

No Birds

I brought my camera outside while I was cooking dinner on the grill. I figured in between burger flips I’d take some bird pics at the bird feeders.

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Yup. Look at all of those birds. So many birds. Ugh.

I took some other stuff to pass the time.

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Stupid birds.