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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Sunrise Saturday - contrail

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My camera died a horrible death last week, more bang than whimper. I've had a week full of oh-I-wish-I-had-my-camera moments. Finally checked through last weekend's ads on Thursday, setting up a spreadsheet, sorting out which digital cameras with what number of megapixels cost what where. Checked online at PC magazine for "what are the top ten digital cameras." Checked prices online and settled on Staples. Ordered the camera Thursday afternoon. Camera delivered to our doorstep yesterday.

Made the initial setup -- wristcord, batteries, time, date, &c. -- while we were waiting down at Washington Square Park for the 30 bus, which would take us out to the Marina and the Golden Gate YC for an afternoon wedding. Took blurry pictures at the wedding. Took pictures of the sunrise this morning. Ran out of memory. Sussed out how to pop the SD card in the camera. Sun rose. Sussed out how to offload the pictures.

I really need to read the manual today and learn how to use the camera.

Nikon CoolPix 5600. CoolPix? What kind of name is that?

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