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About the only positive thing that happened for me this past week is that I received my new camera on Thursday. Unfortunately, it was so brutally cold that I didn't do much with it as I was shivering and need to take my gloves off to take a photo. I like what I see of the camera so far, but I long for days of spring to comfortably take photos.
Most of what else I have on my mind would be construed of as whining. A lot of it boils down to "I'm tired of ..."
Onto the photos -- clicking on an image will make it larger.
|Venus and the crescent moon|
I took this shot from the Bridgewater Train Station leaving work on Friday evening. Mars is there, but not very visible in the dusk.
|Once I got home|
The dark clear skies were great for the shot! Mars is more noticeable with the darker skies, too. This is with the new camera. I took it on the front walk of my building juggling a half-gallon of milk, no tripod, shivering because it was record-setting cold and I had to take my gloves off.
|Testing the zoom|
It was too cold to do much, but I wanted to test the zoom a bit. I took this photo from the other end of the Plainfield Train Station. Where the fence is marks about a block distance from where I stood. I didn't even have it at full zoom, but it was too cold to do anything more. The windchill was about 20 below zero.
|The Gnarly Tree|
Once again, I look out the window and this is what I see. This morning as it's still doing a combination of snowy ice out there. Sigh.
|Not in Service, No Passengers|
Huh. That's kind of how I feel these days. This shot was taken with my older camera when the temperature was "feel like" ten below zero. Plainfield Train Station.
|Birds trying to stay warm|
In the well below zero wind chill factors, these birds found warmth atop a chimney on East Second Street in Plainfield. This shot is one taken with the new camera Friday morning.
|More berries in snow|
They're there. I have to shoot them.
|Watchung Avenue sidewalk|
I really wish the city of Plainfield would fine residences and businesses who don't clear the walks. This doesn't look it, but it was very slippery. I ended up walking on the snow as it was more safe to do so.
|Vincent has a new box|
Yes, I ordered an Amazon box just for Vincent. He's giving y'all a raspberry because YOU don't have a BOX.