Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

This was nearly a belated post. Too many chores. The sidewalks are shovelled, the turkey is stuffed (and in the Oven), now comes the time to relax. In a few hours dinner with family, eat and be merry. Can't wait for dessert.

(Brockton Point, Stanley Park with Lion's Gate Bridge in background: Christmas day, December 25, 2008 . Taken with my new Canon G10

A very Merry Christmas to everyone from Vancouver, BC


  1. Beautiful shot and Merry Christmas from the Palouse.


  2. A beautiful picture bobskoot.
    I'm a first time visitor - glad I found you. Merry Christmas!

  3. I hope you and your family had a fine Christmas and lots of desserts! I'm still coming off a sugar high and judging by the remaining pile of cookies and candy in the house I am in for further trouble. *grin*

    Your photograph with this post is beautiful. Something you just had to go out and shoot with the G9. I have a new Nikon D700 sitting on my desk waiting to be put through it's paces. All I did so far was shoot some things at ISO 3200 at our Christmas Eve party and the results at that speed were astounding compared to what a D200 would do.

    Have a great New Year!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

  4. Dear Sir:

    I hope you had a great Christmas holiday and I wish you and your family a Happy New Year! Through a number of circumstances, our holiday plans were changed several time. We ended up feasting on great Chinese food -- with great friends!

    I went out to the garage to heap an old unused string of Christmas lights on my K75, to use as a picture in my blog. I no sooner had the camera in place, when a bulb went out, darkening the entire string.

    Sooner or later, I will write my own Christmas story.

    Fondest regards,
    Twisted Roads

  5. thank you for your kind comments:

    Earl: you live in a beautiful part of Wa state yourself. I used to belong to photography clubs and a few of the members travel down to the Palouse to take pictures of all those green rolling hills, and barns. Unfortunately when we went the green rolling hills had already turned brown. I suppose we went too late in the season. There is always next time

    Sarch: I too have been following your adventures, discovered by visiting Jeffry's blog roll. I just love meeting new "friends"

    Steve: Now you've got me envious. My friend recently purchased a D700 and I managed to play around with it for a few shots. I was thinking of an up-grade, but what I really wanted was to 'carry less', so opted for the G-10 instead. I was looking at getting a new printer, something like an R2400 but I don't like all the calibration problems you inherit. My old i9100 still works great. I printed a 13x19 with a full G10 file and I am impressed. Just used the auto functions with CS2 set vivid ON and the greens just came out spectacular.

    Jack: I know how mechanically inclined you are. you are most likely more adept than your writings would indicate. I remember those OLD style christmas lights. you had to change every one until you found the "dead" one. I once had 2 dead bulbs in a string and it drove me nuts trying to get the lights to LIGHT. I now have a much simpler method. I used a VOM and do a continuity check on each bulb and find tht it is much easier. A happy new year to you and your family and I am looking forward to reading more of your life's adventures . . . and I'm still dreaming of "Angie"