Friday, May 22, 2009

last pictures as camera dies

These are the final shots I'd taken before the Canon SD-1000 camera froze in a terminal lock up.

Here, I was practicing my espionage skills taking pictures of this NOAA research vessel in the cove, first from zoomed out, then fully zoomed in, then zoomed in and through the lens of a good pair of binoculars. You can almost see the cannister of microfilm the divers pulled out of the sunken treasure chest in the Russian nuclear sub.

We hung a "sock" of black niger seed ("nye-jur") from an olive tree in the courtyard to attract the yellow finches, and it sure enough does:

Reclaiming other language and the associations it generates, the next time you hear the word "Columbine" think of this:

Off to the camera store, stayed tuned...

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