Random Photo Monday!
Time to clear the memory card of some photos! And what does this mean?? Well it means it is time for Random Photo Monday! I would say "again" but to my best knowledge this is the first time.
But then again - I have been known to PUI. So who really knows.
I have two digital cameras. An older Sony F-717 that has a great lens, is packed with features, and can take really good photos. But it is not waterproof. The other is a Olympus 790SW that has an inferior lens to the Sony - but is waterproof. So each has its use.
The Sony can take night vision photos. Here is "Night Vision Fred"
It will also use the night vision mode to allow me to frame a photo, then when I take a picture the night vision mode cuts off, the flash goes off, and I get a full color photo. Night framing mode is much more useful than night vision mode.
I also got photos of yesterdays shuttle launch. From ye ole front yard. I can watch the liftoff on TV, then go outside and look north. About 30 - 45 seconds after lift off I can see the smoke trail, or at night the fire from the engines. I am about 300 or so miles away from the shuttle launch site.
And a little later, as the last of the sunlight was waning, I got this shot. The white "cloud" is actually part of the shuttle smoke trail, at a really REALLY high altitude. It is still white because the sun had not "set" at that altitude yet.
The everglades photos did not come out very good. There was simply not any good lighting. By the time I got to the lookout tower, the sun had set. It was too dark to take any photos without a tripod of some sort. But I did get these, as the sun was setting. It was VERY dry.
Looking to the east..
And looking to the west...