For Anita

Because she thought I was mad at her, even thought I wasn’t.  🙂

 

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A block or two from my parents’ house, there is a perfect spot for photographing sunsets and incoming storms. There is a patch of cement covering a wellhead just off the road, overlooking the fields of this farm. The land is almost perfectly flat for miles and miles, and the only thing blocking the view is the next town over- seven miles away.

Autumn in Wilderness Park

I was in desperate need of some outdoor therapy, so I grabbed the camera and headed out to Wilderness Park, on the southeastern edge of Lincoln. It’s beautiful all year round, but give it another week or so, when the leaves finish changing, and it’s going to be even better.

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Bookstore Cat

I got to take a Nikon A camera out for a day of shooting. This photo of Padraig, one of the cats at A Novel Idea, a wonderful used bookstore in downtown Lincoln.

 

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I can’t say that I would purchase a Nikon A for myself. The controls are a little weird- the On/Off switch feels like a zoom toggle from regular point and shoots, and the Shutter Speed and Aperture control dials felt backwards, even though we figured out that they weren’t. Also, the RAW files aren’t compatible with any software I have, or with the trial version of Adobe Photoshop Elements I downloaded just to try to convert the files. That said, I have no complaints about the image quality, which is beautiful. It’s just the controls that threw me off.