Tuesday, town day

Finally some sunshine. Well, half a day worth. And it was cold of course. Nevertheless I took the Canon G11 in to town with me and started trying some of this ‘street photography’ I’ve read so much about. Amazingly I refrained from taking actual pictures of just asphalt. Couldn’t see much for all the snow, ice, and slush.

The dilapidated Red Coach Inn. This place looks worse every time I see it. No doubt it will eventually be razed.
The red coach from the Inn. This at least has been preserved, albeit at a different location.
My favourite store in town.
Secret government building. Where they hide the UFOs and aliens.
A lot of money. Get it?
The most exclusive club in town.
Do you like blue?
Put a sock in it!

The good news is I finally received the xD card I bought some time ago – and the seller sent several bonus cards! Now I can crank the Olympus up to full resolution since I have 2GB+ storage to work with (it takes either xD or CF cards). The bad news is the USB cable for it hasn’t arrived so I won’t be able to download the images yet. Also still waiting on another small piece of equipment for the Mystery Camera.

As for getting further things I want off Fraudbay … it doesn’t seem likely.

PowerShot powered up

Having received the replacement battery charger for my Canon PowerShot G11 it is now back in operation. A quick review of the tool kit here shows six cameras ‘in use’ and another six put away, including the Kodak P850 which had developed erratic operation. The ‘Mystery Camera’ still has this problem and may be relegated to inactive duty, but there’s still a chance for it – if the sensor swabs ever arrive.

Meanwhile no luck at securing a Canon 5D or SX60/70. Sometimes you gotta run what you brung, so here’s some pictures from the G11:

Cat-wrapping paper.
Raven overhead. I literally bent over backward for this shot.
Cranes.
Wild dogs foraging in the snow.
Up on the roof.
I’m walkin’, yes indeed!

I have not done as much ‘street photography’ with this camera as I had intended due to the fact that every time I need to go to town the weather is heavily gray and very cold so I just want to get the trip over with as quickly as possible. It has to get better someday, right?

On The Town

It was supposed to be sunny today. A good, bright day for furthering the trial of the G11. As usual the forecast was wrong and it remained cloudy all day. Also cold. I took the camera on my town trip anyway and took a few shots just to get the feel of it. At -10C the feel was cold. A little tweaking was necessary to compensate for the excessively gray light.

First stop, for dog & cat food.
Our Post Office can’t even afford a proper sign.
Would you believe a second stop for cat food?
One of two grocery stores in town. We have more hardware stores than that!
The Big Shopping Mall!
The things you can find in a small town.
Have I mentioned we’re pretty far North?

Now if the sun actually would shine some day …