Sunday morning it was -3C. I took some frost pictures around the yard with the Fuji EXR. Now it is Wednesday and I’m back at the cabin. It’s supposed to be 22C today. It was that when I arrived yesterday, but the stove is burning now because it’s only 5! Obviously the warm days are over.
I came across an unusual and disturbing thing on my way in: people camping. That shouldn’t be a problem, except that are on the short (5 kms) road that leads to the cabin, at about the 1 km mark. It makes me nervous to encounter strangers way out here. Are they just camping? Or are they hunting? If they’re hunting, for what? Deer? Or things to steal? I guess those people coming right out here into the grounds has put me on edge. The trail cam shows no one around between when I left and when I returned, so that’s good.
Anyway I brought out a couple of different cameras in case the sun shines and I see something worth photographing. Of course I have the Nikon, but I also have the Kodak P850. It’s functions have gone erratic too, as it doesn’t always take a picture when you push the button. Sometimes it resets. The zoom stops occasionally and other settings seem to change themselves. Not good. Obviously only suited to scenes that will hold still long enough to get the shot.
Inexplicably I also grabbed the Lumix. Took six shots with it upon my arrival, and they are all bad. How could they possibly make a camera that performs so poorly? Why did I think it would be any different this time out? I’m not known for being an optimist.