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Author:  KittyR [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:12 am ]
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Hi guys,

My digital camera of 5 or so years is just about to croak, so I bought a new one. It does 4 times as much as the old one for less than a quarter of the price. :roll:

Anyway, we went for a short hike on Sunday and I brought it along.

Click these thumbnails for a larger view.

Here's my 14-year-old on the way.
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My 12-year-old is on the right... we also took a friend of theirs along, and of course Sammy the Dog.
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This place is in the middle of the city, literally 5 minutes from my house.
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Here's our picnic spot.
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Can you see the kids?
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Ok, I'll zoom in on them.
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I love these old twisted trees.
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This is a huge yucca field on the top of the mesa. I stitched three photos together to get this one. It's still a LOT bigger than it looks here. This whole place will be in bloom about mid-June.
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Macro focus on a dried out yucca pod.
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Kitty

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:18 pm ]
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Hallelujah! More pictures!

Super pix! What a picnic site? Love your dog. Did you take a guitar? Did you go up the mountain?

More photos now you have a super duper camera please!

Author:  Audrey [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:15 pm ]
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What gorgeous countryside!

Audrey

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:53 pm ]
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Hmmmm.... them sure be tiny pictures ..had to use a magnifing lense to see them! :D

Very nice pictures .... glad you have got a new one .... keep them coming ... good family times ... better than money ... chocolate or anything else .. better than game boys or tendos.





I finally found the click to enlarge part .. I am tired LOL!

Author:  KittyR [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:08 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
I finally found the click to enlarge part .. I am tired LOL!

Next time I'll put that part in BIG type for you, Jim. :)

Adrian, that mountain is Pike's Peak, and it is many miles away. We just hiked around a bit in the park. This is one of the few parks in town where they allow dogs off the leash if it's kept under control. Sammy loves going there.

Kitty

Author:  gregoryturner [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:03 pm ]
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Awesome pics... It looks like you all had alot of fun:)

Author:  Micheal [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:12 pm ]
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Very nice pictures. The last time I went to Colorado we rode the COG to the top of Pike's Peak. I will remember the view for the rest of my life. Thank you for waking up the thoughts, it had been a while.

I look at the pictures here and travel along on the journeys. Thanks to all of you for sharing.

Peace,
Micheal

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:28 pm ]
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Micheal wrote:
Very nice pictures. The last time I went to Colorado we rode the COG to the top of Pike's Peak. I will remember the view for the rest of my life. Thank you for waking up the thoughts, it had been a while.

I look at the pictures here and travel along on the journeys. Thanks to all of you for sharing.

Peace,
Micheal


Micheal ... read carefully ... find your camera .... make sure the batteries are good .... go forth .. and shoot pictures .. bring them back and show them too us. Plllllleeeeaase! :D

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:41 pm ]
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Yay!! Got a few minutes. Kitty, those pictures are refreshing just to look at. Nice park!! Can't even imagine having a park like that in town. I'd forgotten how mind-boggling the Rockies are.

I was up at Estes Park a bunch of years ago at the Christian Artist Seminar in the Rockies. The Christian artists were irritating (music industry type artists) but the scenery was breathtaking. I ended up playing hookie a lot.

Neat dog, too. Indoor or outdoor?

Author:  KittyR [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:14 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
The Christian artists were irritating ...

HA! :laughing:

ConnieS wrote:
Neat dog, too. Indoor or outdoor?

Sammy's favorite afternoon activity is taking a nap on the bed with me. :mrgreen: He's quite spoiled but that's ok -- he's also very obedient.

He does have a little house for when we leave him outside for a while.
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Here are some photos of Sammy through the years...

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This is what happens when your owners are girls...
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"New pet? ... Looks like a new SNACK to me!"
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Sammy the Wonder Dog:
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Author:  Adrian [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:54 am ]
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Adorable!

Author:  Jim Wright [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:05 am ]
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I am a dog fan .. big time .. and I can tell that in your entire household .. Sammy rules LOL!!!!

Have always had dogs ...wouldn't be without them.... rather be around my dog than some of my kin folks! :D

Thanks for leaving the pictures "BIG" ... makes it easier on us old folks!!!

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:48 am ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Thanks for leaving the pictures "BIG" ... makes it easier on us old folks!!!


AMEN!

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:51 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
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"Help!"

Cute kid pics, too! :)

How old is ole Sammy now? My dogs are 11 and 12. One has asthma and the other is deaf. Like a canine infirmary around here.

I like the pic of Sammy and the little girl hanging over the bed. And Sammy doing karaoke nighte! :D

Author:  Tommy [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:34 pm ]
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Your pictures are showing very well. What kind of camera is it?

Author:  Tommy [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:39 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
Hmmmm.... them sure be tiny pictures ..had to use a magnifying lens to see them! :D
I finally found the click to enlarge part .. I am tired LOL!


Jim, did you read the part where it says to click on the thumbnail picture to make it large enough for your old eyes.

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:19 pm ]
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Tommy wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
Hmmmm.... them sure be tiny pictures ..had to use a magnifying lens to see them! :D
I finally found the click to enlarge part .. I am tired LOL!


Jim, did you read the part where it says to click on the thumbnail picture to make it large enough for your old eyes.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:36 am ]
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Tommy wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
Hmmmm.... them sure be tiny pictures ..had to use a magnifying lens to see them! :D
I finally found the click to enlarge part .. I am tired LOL!


Jim, did you read the part where it says to click on the thumbnail picture to make it large enough for your old eyes.


Not until I had looked at all of them ... thinking that either Kitty had an Owl's vision capabilities or wanted her privacy! :roll: :D

Was one of those day when I was tired and speed reading and I sped right past that part... tiny as it was! :laughing:

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:42 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
How old is ole Sammy now? My dogs are 11 and 12. One has asthma and the other is deaf. Like a canine infirmary around here.

Your poor doggie friends! Yeah, 11 and 12 is getting on up there for dogs.

Let's see... I think Sammy is coming up on 8 years in April.

That karaoke shot was actually a "show" in the garage. My kids have been on stage all their lives - they'll even put on shows themselves. I will let them use some of my stage lighting gear.

I think dogs are REALLY great for families! This one has been just a gift from God. Definitely worth the trouble of visits to the vet and finding dog hair on everything. If the girls ever got afraid in the night, I'd just put Sammy in their room and they would feel safe.

Kitty

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:44 am ]
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Tommy wrote:
Your pictures are showing very well. What kind of camera is it?

Tommy, it's a Kodak Z700. I'm still learning what all it can do. Those shots on the picnic were just point-and-shoot.

All the Sammy shots were on my old digital, an Olympus D-460. Great camera but about to fall to pieces. You have to hold the back shut so it will stay on long enough to shoot. :laughing:

Kitty

(Oops it's a Kodak, not a Canon.)

Author:  Tommy [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:04 am ]
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KittyR wrote:
Tommy wrote:
Your pictures are showing very well. What kind of camera is it?

Tommy, it's a Kodak Z700. I'm still learning what all it can do. Those shots on the picnic were just point-and-shoot.

All the Sammy shots were on my old digital, an Olympus D-460. Great camera but about to fall to pieces. You have to hold the back shut so it will stay on long enough to shoot. :laughing:

Kitty


My two boys can fix that D-460 for you. With duct tape. Thomas use to make and sell duct tape wallets.

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:08 am ]
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Duct tape is a good idea, but sometimes the lens doesn't close either; it just goes in halfway and then makes a pitiful grinding sound. :?


Here's one more picture for this thread... that "little girl" on the left in the top bunk had a band concert Thursday night:

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:shock:

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:26 pm ]
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Am thinking the little girl looks quite a bit like her mom. The older one on the left.

Growing up fast.

My chow/husky just goes right to daughter's room now. It's where she sleeps.


A couple of my students ran a duct tape business for a while. They gave me all their prototypes. I got a duct tape lunch box, two duct tape wallets, a duct tape purse :roll: and their crowning achievement, a duct tape guitar strap that actually holds up my guitar.

I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures. I'm guessing you've probably got the rare combo that makes photography fun...you do well at technical stuff AND art. Have fun fiddling with the settings. :D

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:14 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Am thinking the little girl looks quite a bit like her mom. The older one on the left.

Uhhh.... you're looking at the blonde on the end, right? That's my 14-year-old. Already a few inches taller than me. I think she looks more like her father than me.

When I said "on the left" I meant in the dog pictures above where they're in the top bunk.

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:12 pm ]
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Yeah, the third pic from the top, upper bunk, two girls, one dog.

The one on the left is older, right? That's who I meant. Haven't seen you guys in person, so the hair and Scottish brow are what put me in mind of you. In the pics they both look like the blonde is tinged with red.

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