Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New tool

My Christmas present arrived early this year: A brand new Canon G9.

I debated for a long time whether I wanted a Canon Rebel XTi or the G9. In the end, I recognized that my approach to photography demands a compact camera. And what a camera it is! The picture quality it amazing. Look at the photo below and then click on it to see a full size version. This photo was not taken at the highest setting. Not 12 megapixels or even 8 megapixels, but at 5 megapixels. And the image is straight out of the camera; no PhotoShop. Magnificent! I couldn't be more pleased.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Visiting Natalie in Champaign

Natalie and Zoe


Friday, October 05, 2007

The Day After Homecoming Night (Institute, WI )

September 30, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Palmer Johnson

Breakfast came about an hour later than expected on Saturday, in spite of our growling stomachs. On the way to My Sister's Cafe, a breakfast place we hadn't tried before that's adjacent to the ship yards in Sturgeon Bay, we encountered a group of men moving a 150 foot boat back inside after they had pulled it out of the Palmer Johnson building to drop in a pair of generators. Some of the facts I learned were that the boat is made of aluminum and takes about 1-1/2 years to complete. The painting alone takes about 8 months. At the moment, they have five boats of various sizes under construction. I forgot to ask the price.