I know, two days in a row images of the Cygnets. Well normally I only give you weekly updates but this evening on the way home past the duck pond not only were the Cygnets right up next to the roadway where I could capture them with my 300 mm lens but there were more swans there then had been the day before.
So there were three new swans at the pond and not only that they all seemed to be getting along. I have noticed on more than one occasion when another pair of swans enter the area of the duck pond the current residents become a bit inhospitable and generally end up chasing the intruders away. Not the case this evening as it was just one big happy family. They tolerated me pretty well for awhile and then started giving me nothing but their south ends so I ended my photo experience. But I was really surprised and delighted at the same time to see the new arrivals.
And now (as Monty Python used to say) for something completely different. I’ve talked about how I purchased my first digital camera in 2000, a small 1.3 megapixel Olympus point and shoot camera. Well I sold that camera to a friend and purchased another Olympus, this one a little more advanced and a whopping 2.1 mega pixels. That was huge. I purchased it in the latter part of 2001. I shot hundreds of images with that camera. It could shoot JPEG, and TIFF and its largest file size was 1600 X 1200 pixels. Then in 2003 I purchased a Sony Cyber-shot 6 megapixel camera (see I had a problem even then.) I sold the Olympus to one of our banks (as they were wanting to buy a digital camera to record various activities sponsored by the bank.)
Now fast forward 10 years (and I had completely forgotten about that camera.) I was in that bank Monday and visiting with one of the loan officers and on his back credenza sat this camera. I recognized it immediately and wondered if it still worked. He said they had not used it in the last five years and just didn’t want to throw it away. Plus no one knew how to use it. I offered them $10 for it and brought it home. I cleaned it up and put fresh batteries in it and it still works.
Not a good test of it but I took a picture of my computer screen in a dark office. Still it’s nice to know the old kid is still capable of making images. It will now go on my self along with some of my other camera collection.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.