A few snaps from yesterday. We had a lovely day at the lake, and the weather was perfect.
Ever since I mentioned the TOPcam at the end of Wednesday's post, I've been inundated with requests from people wanting to know more, because, of course, the popularity of B&W (and the pent-up demand for B&W-only cameras) is fierce. The unique TOPcam hybrid, which was created AT GREAT EXPENSE TO ME, is called the "Sony NEX-XXX" (that last bit is pronounced "tri ex"). Unfortunately—don't mass outside my door with cudgels and firebrands, please—I cannot reveal the identity of the shop that did the stunning masterpiece of a conversion. Their identity is top secret. They have an eight- or ten-year waiting list, and they don't want anyone to know they let me skip the line.
My bro' had a permit to burn brush, but needed a windless day.
That's fire, in the top pic. Of course, as I mentioned, the TOPcam is not capable of recording colors. For you lovers of colors, the fire was orange*.
Coming home from the lake I drove through endless clouds of bugs. What with our wet Spring and (so far) Summer, the bugs are flourishing. The front of the car is covered with bug grime. For some reason I felt bad when a lightning bug would get mushed against the windshield...you see a little streak of bright phosphorescence for a few seconds that then slowly, sadly fades. Sorry, little lightning buggies. I guess it's better than dying slowly in a jar.
I think I mentioned that I'm not big on fireworks, but I managed to see a show anyway. Coming home, I followed the colored blooms in the sky and got off the freeway an exit or two early. Come to find, the service road north of the airport was lined on both sides with vans, pickups, and SUVs, all festooned with persons. (I swear, everybody in this town has their own favorite strategic location from which to watch the fireworks, which originate at the Fairgrounds.) I stopped for a while and watched with the crowd.
You may consider this an ironic fireworks shot, not a straight fireworks shot. As I mentioned I mentioned, I'm not that big on fireworks, personally. But, for you lovers of colors, the sky was really dark gray, and the firework in the picture really was just white, nothing more. The TOPcam got the colors just right! The TOPcam is awesome.
Hope you had a nice one yesterday too, if you're a Murkin.
(Thanks to m3photo)
*Okay, I'll admit it, the top picture of those two really does look better in color. Shhh.
UPDATE: A "Satire Alert" belongs with this post. My NEX-6/24mm kit is bog standard. It will only take B&W faux-35mm pics because that's the kind of pics I like best, that's all. My intent is never to mislead. Carry on.
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