I like a lot of people associate the coming of Spring with the sighting of that first Robin. I can remember my Dad telling me as a child about the Robins and the coming of Spring. Every year I smile when I see my first one.
This was Tuesday morning. I was sitting at our front window and it was the first time in several days that I was able to stand upright and take nourishment. I was watching a brown Sparrow and as I lost sight of him there was my first Robin of the year.
Later in the day we went out by the river and the Robins were everywhere. If that is any indication it should be a great Spring.
I checked on the status of the D3 a couple of times yesterday. It has still not made it to the repair shop. It has been diagnosed, repairs estimated and approved and now it is waiting for a technician to work on it.
There are only two Nikon service / repair centers in the USA. One is in California and the other is in New York. Which side of the Mississippi you live on determines where you send your camera for repairs. If I lived in East Dubuque it would have gone to New York.
I don’t know but it seems to me to be a very inefficient system for the customer. I can understand why it makes sense for the company but sure puts a heck of a burden on the customer and wastes a lot of time to boot.
I’m taking an on-line course right now (it is 10 hours of video instruction) on composite images. Composite images is where several independent images are joined to create one unique image. You see it every day in magazines, on the web just about anything to do with advertising of products has some composting done to it.
It is amazing what some of the really creative and talented graphic artists can do with images today. We live in a time when “if you can think about it you can create it.” (A quote from the instructor.) I hope to learn as much as possible from this and other courses on composting. I think it is a neat way to set your work apart.
I’m rambling so enjoy your Thursday. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.
I checked the web site again before getting ready for the day. It’s in the repair shop now! YEA! 🙂