I'm in Bend, Ore., today, doing nothing of value (except blogging and photographing). I'll have a few photos tomorrow or Monday. My goal for the next several hours is to get 25,000 steps in this perfect weather. (I have sunscreen.)
Wow, a Saturday post. Rare this year, yes?
Tomorrow I'll have photos from New York and Indianapolis, including the latter's monument to stupidity. Check back.
It turns out, our neighbor to the west has a better-looking capitol building than we do. I mean, gilded roof? On a hill? We have none of these things. But we also don't have Steve King, which makes up for it and then some.
That's from October 2004. I've tried to correct what the original camera did to it, but it only provided so much data.
Apparently we have two. The old one:
And the new one:
And as a bonus, here's a squirrel:
Combine a full moon, a really good camera, and a beautiful church on Christmas Eve:
(The grain is from shooting a HDR photo at ISO-12800.)
Did I mention the candlelight part?
The final piece of the service is the entire congregation singing "Silent Night" holding candles. Even as an atheist, I found it moving. And the Winnetka Congregational Church, while still a Christian church, doesn't beat people over the head with religion. I'm certain I wasn't the only atheist in the congregation.
Saturday nights are not busy at O'Hare, which lets me get better photos of the holiday decorations:
...not everywabone would look like these guys, getting in a few waves just past 9 in the morning today:
These are just some quick edits on my Surface. When I get home I'll spend some more time with the few hundred photos I've taken today and yesterday.
Two from last night, near the Hermosa Beach Pier:
My new LG G4 phone has one hell of a camera:
That's what came out of the phone, unedited (except for location tagging). The phone can save photos in raw .dng format, which Adobe Lightroom reads just fine. This enables full editing control and zero data loss, among other things. Pretty cool.