Monday, September 7, 2009

Don't be deceived

You may well think that this is a new kind of lentil. I came down yesterday evening and thought, who is soaking lentils for soup? Which is hard to imagine, since I would be the only one in the house doing so.

At a closer look I saw that is was Rob's pebbles for his new kitchen aquarium soaking in one of my kitchen saucepans and on the stove.

Above shot weighting his driftwood down to soak it.

Aquarium with pebbles in and driftwood. He wanted a bigger aquarium up in his bedroom, but I have visions of water coming cascading through the ceiling, plus they are very heavy. So we're just going with a little one in the kitchen. Yes in my small kitchen. I must say though, it will be seen and enjoyed all the time there.


Sony DSC-HX1 Sony Cyber-shot Camera

On the dashboard settings of ones blog you have the choice between old editor and new editor. The top photo is downloaded from the old editor, notice the size is that much larger. The photos below are downloaded with the new editor. I like the larger photos, so am going back to the old editor. Why the difference? I don't know.

Here are a few shots taken with my new camera. The first one is a street scene in front of Rob's old Middle School and the others are of his school at night, with the moon in the centre.
I think they came out really well. This camera is meant to be really good at night shots and I think it is.

The other great feature is the capability to take a panoramic shot. This one is of my friends garden.

Last a shot of Charlie, Rob's Beta fish.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Age 13, Portree, Isle of Skye

This is me the last time I was on the Isle of Skye. I was about thirteen. I'm sitting in a boat on the water's edge in Portree, Isle of Skye. On my lap is my favourite anorak. It was reversible I remember, but I almost always wore it on the side shown. I also have my black leather bag, which I remember my mum and I going to buy at the leather shop in town. I had it for many years.

We stayed on a campsite which had a panoramic view down to Portree. My dad's aunt and uncle were with us, their youngest daughter was just a few years older than me, and we got along well together.

It will be interesting going back over forty years later, seeing what I remember and recording my views, feelings and how I see it now.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Camera

My dear husband surprised me with this camera, so that I would have it for my trip to UK.

There is so much to learn on it. A couple of features I like are that it takes a sweep panoramic shot in one photo Also it takes six shots and adds them together to make the most in focus shot, especially in circumstances where it is hard to take a sharp photo.

I have a lot to learn.


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