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I trimmed my beard last night, first time in months and months. Man, was there a cloud of grayish-white hair in my sink. Someone must be getting old. The beard is pretty close-cropped now—you can even see my neck now! I should take a photo, maybe.....

I can take that photo with my brand-new digital camera! (Read that in the voice of a game show host announcing prizes.) vaneramos would find it familiar, because it's the same as the one he got a couple of months ago, the one he's been getting such incredibly good results with. It's a Canon Powershot A620. I had a chance to see it in stores and handle it, and it seemed really cool: just the right size, lots of features, and a whole bunch of megapixels. And I had a gift card to B&H Photo in New York (a birthday gift from ... someone, heh heh) who had it at a great price. So it arrived on Wednesday, just in time for the weekend.

This weekend, I'm taking my mom and sister to visit my cousins in Louisville, so I'm glad to have the new camera now (as opposed to, say, getting it just after the trip). Here's hoping it goes better than last year's trip, which was, um, stressful for me. (Sometimes traveling with family just is.) It's turning into summer at just the right time, I guess; high temperatures this weekend are supposed to be in the mid- to upper-80s (or around 30°C if you speak Metric). Where's my hat-mounted air conditioning unit... Guess you can see that's why I trimmed the beard.


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May. 26th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Photo! Yes! Right away! :D
May. 26th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
I did take a couple of test photos, one before the hedge-trimming and one after. They proved that the camera worked, but I can't say the camera had much to work with, model-wise.
The photos are HYOOOGE, at least when I leave it set on high-resolution. I cropped and resized one that I can post later.
May. 26th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, congratulations! Have fun with it. I know you will. :-)
May. 27th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to playing with it. I'm especially looking forward to being a pain with it with my family this weekend. <evil grin> But mostly I hope to have my usual landscapes, nature pics, and such. Maybe I'll start posting photos here on Fridays, like I was doing for a while.
May. 27th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing the handiwork .... of the new hardware, the skill of the photographer, AND the razor. (Time to get the special neck-sunscreen out, perhaps?)
May. 30th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
The hardware is more impressive, believe me. I took pictures of some roses my mom got -- in the car, while it was moving, but the pictures were pretty sharp, not to mention pretty.
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