My camera is now over with. Three pictures today were taken for testing. All three were not focused enough to use at all. A reader, Ben, offered a camera for my use with the blog. That offer will remain on hold for a day or so as my options are considered. Two Wal-Mart stores were checked out for another camera and relative costs. It looks like my next camera will cost around $200.
Why my pictures of all the pretty flowers around here kept coming out badly had me puzzled. Now it is known why several shots in the last month have been bad. My thought was that my hold or shutter squeeze was faulty. However it is likely that there was some failure of the camera in progress also. This camera failed mighty early. After all it had only been dropped on concrete, wood decks, grass, beach sand, rained on, had ocean waves drench it and subjected to 14 degree weather and 112 degree weather. Maybe the next one will hold up better. The camera got now worse treatment than my body and it still sorta works sometimes.
For lunch today a very nice man and reader named Ivan met me at the local buffet and bought me lunch. WOW Thank you Ivan. Ivan is a special fellow that is slightly older than dirt but still active and very sharp. We had all sorts of neat discussions during the visit. Then the big event happened. Ivan has been here in Sinton for about 300 years or so. He drove me on a grand tour of the town and added in lots of local history. A personal tour guide is always nice to have.
Ivan had a life long hobby of woodworking. It would have been great to have a camera to show you the shop and things he has built. He is definitely a MASTER CRAFTSMAN. Part of the shop tour included him showing me part of his stock of exotic woods. Ebony wood was plain compared to the other types he had waiting for projects. His tools were all first class and worn from proper use. This is always great pleasure to see great craftsmanship.
The tour of the town and the shop really makes for a good day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.