060916: Testing Equipment

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That’s a partial crinoid ossicle sitting on a lichen covered rock that starts off this week’s selection of images. All the images today are the result of testing some new equipment. It used to be that all you needed to know was aperture and shutter speed on a mechanical device. Everything today calls for maneuvering digital menus – all of which vary from system to system. It’s not rocket science. It just takes a bit more time to become familiar. And so I immediately began shooting all that was handy.

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One of the first subjects I approached was my newest collection – gnarled old trunks and knotty boughs that I drag out of the woods.

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Seems the more I wander through nature the more I find objects that both fascinate and intrigue me.

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Of course, the piles of fossil laden rocks that surround my studio provided me with endless opportunities to test out my new camera as well as a new lens for one of my other cameras.

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Even without fossils, some rocks prove to be worthy subjects on their own.

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I even had a good bit of luck as a luna moth made its annual appearance amid my testing. I think I’m getting a handle on this new equipment!

Thanks for the visit.

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