Wednesday, March 25, 2009

News Flash

Well, okay, it's not exactly news, but those of you who read my drivel regularly will be pleased to know that on Sunday I "won" a camera on eBay and it arrived today (which must have set a world's record for eBay stuff shipped to me) and I think you will agree that the difference in the picture quality is pretty substantial. Mostly it will be evident in medium to long/wide shots. When my kid hoards her nice Olympus camera I end up using my Sony Handycam for pictures. Now, as a camcorder it's okay, but as a camera it sucks.

Here, for example, is one of my Susie Morton plates:

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And one of my favorite finds (2004, West Yellowstone, WY) my drunken horse wine bottle holder:
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I think you'll be please. You may not go out and celebrate, but if you do, have one for me.


So to paraphrase the great Nez Perce Chief Joseph, "From where the sun now stands, I will use my cell phone's camera no more forever."


PS: And, for an actual "News Flash" Kid, who was retired to a Hippotherapy program a week or so ago, came back because he was "too tall". Now, for those of you who have never actually met Kid, to say that he is too tall is like calling me svelte.

3 comments:

Belle's personal assistant said...

I have a really hard time believing that Kid was too tall. He was the pot bellied pig, the gerbil, the littlest marine. Somebody must have gotten in his mouth, or something bizarre. The only time he was cranky was when that happened. If only I had room for all of the retired carriage horses-- Well, at least the ones that I liked. But then again, Belle would be a little frustrated being hitched to a rock.

That is super fast shipping, it must have shipped from nearby.

Slave Driver said...

*They* also said he stumbled at the trot, but I yhonk it'd because when he foams mat the mouth he lookjs rabid.

And no, it came from Florida. I was shocked.

Slave Driver said...

SEE? Thats what I get for typing while laying down!!!