A Bit Of Richmond

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A Bit Of Richmond

Postby paxham » 2008 Mar 07 23:31

Come see us sometime. Contact me for a personal tour.

http://www.allthingsrichmond.blogspot.com

Paul

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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby Wise One » 2008 Mar 09 18:22

Nice photograph! What's your camera? Mine is long of tooth and I need to upgrade.
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby paxham » 2008 Mar 09 22:02

It's a Konica Z10 and far from state of the art. I got it about two years ago on EBay for $150. Like any camera, for every 1 good pic I get 10 or 20 bad ones and sometimes I just get lucky by being in the right place at the right time. The main thing I look for is optical zoom. This one has 8X, many times I wish I had 20X. Size does matter too. The smaller it is, the more likely you are going to carry it with you. Mine is rather clunky and large and often gets left at home.

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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby Wise One » 2008 Mar 09 22:33

Very nice. Your zoom range is larger than the 4:1 spec on my Olympus 5060 wide zoom.

The features I like best about my present camera are wide angle (to me this is more important than zoom range), remote control (I use it all the time, a wonderful feature, and almost no other cameras have it). I want to upgrade, highest priorities being faster operation of electronics and focus, and higher sensitivity.

More pixels would be nice, about 10 megapixels being right. And I will not give up remote control! I refuse to carry around a $3000 behemoth, but I don't require super tiny size.

Any suggestions?

:wink: big photo :wink:
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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A Bit Of More of Old Richmond

Postby paxham » 2008 Apr 05 22:13

Artist Brett Busang captures the character and history of Richmond.
http://allthingsrichmond.blogspot.com/2008/04/bridge-over-kanawa-canal-by-brett.html
http://www.brettbusang.com/

ATR Bridge over the Kanawha.jpg
Bridge Over the Kanawa Canal - By Brett Busang
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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby paxham » 2008 Apr 05 22:26

Given unlimited expenses, I would have both a slim 10 mp camera to carry all the time and digital SLR with all the bells and whistles. Of course that would have to come with unlimited technical support and a warranty against clumsly handling.

Come by http://www.downtownrichmond.blogspot.com/ for a bit of Fishin' and Whistlin. It's John Prine weekend at LAOTC.

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State of Misery

Postby paxham » 2008 Apr 06 21:50

i also am from Missouri. Be my guest and visit http://www.allthingsrichmond.blogspot.com/ again. Sign the guestbook or leave a comment.

God Bless you and your little grandson. Come back soon.

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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby Wise One » 2008 Apr 09 15:07

beckonwood wrote:I was interested in both WO and your posting on cameras ... I would like something small to carry with me as the Fuji while small is something I don't often put in my purse.

My wife expressed exactly the same wishes and so we bought a Nikon S51, being attracted to both its small size and name-brand reputation. It was AWFUL, producing obviously inferior photographs, so we returned it immediately for refund.

I did more research, and then bought the Canon PowerShot A720 IS. Both my wife and I are very pleased with the camera, which is less expensive than the Nikon and a gazillion times better. Although slightly larger than the Nikon we returned, she finds it acceptably small and I find the quality of the photographs to be excellent.

:thum: Thumbs up all the way. :thum:
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby paxham » 2008 Apr 11 22:48

Hi Y'all,

I don't get back here often enough, but I value your comments.

Visit http://www.allthingsrichmond.blogspot.com/ or http://monroeward.org/ and leave some com(ple)ments.

Stay away from http://www.downtownrichmond.blogspot.com/ unless you like politics and nonsense.

In response and in order.

I am from St. Louis and watched the Arch arise from the earth. I also lived in Kansas City, my first home of choice, for 10 years.

I just bought a 10 mp Koday EZ Share to carry in my pouch. It should do for 90% of what I need. Till I get an SLR, I will hold on to my Nikon 8X, but it is undependable.

Shoot emails to paxham@hotmail.com if you need to reach me.

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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby Stonewall » 2008 Apr 13 17:31

I was interested in monroeward.org- congratulations.

What is the software you are using for this, and in addition to continuous serial blog, does it have the capability of treating topics organized into folders or topic sections?
Thanks for your posts! Stonewall, your administrator ... just an "empty suit."

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Re: A Bit Of Richmond

Postby paxham » 2008 Apr 15 21:10

Stonewall wrote:monroeward.org What is the software you are using?

Software is courtesy of http://rvablogs.com/ which underwrites most neighborhood blogs here, such as Churc Hill Peoples News and many more. Visit site for comlete list. Thanks for the plug.

Mi nombre' es Paul


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We Are Aware of Unfortunate Happenings

Postby paxham » 2008 Apr 27 13:19

at the nest in Richmond. At this point it appears that we lost two of our young birds. One was noted dead this morning and a second egg appeared to be hatching. This second egg was then carried off by the female.
http://downtownrichmond.blogspot.com/2008/04/we-are-aware-of-unfortunate-happenings.html


http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/falconcam2008/

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...both of the remaining eggs have been lost

Postby paxham » 2008 Apr 27 13:24

via http://monroeward.org/2008/04/26/falcon-update/

. By about 5:30pm yesterday the 3rd egg had been removed from the nest by the falcons .... As of about 6:15 am this morning the fourth egg had also been removed.