Daily Archives: May 19, 2018

I Installed The “Camera FV-5” App On My Google Pixel 2 — Best $4 I EVER Spent!

by Anura Guruge

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Study the detail … like the FUZZ on the yellow flower.

No post-processing whatsoever!


Click to access Android APP at the Google Play Store.

Click to access the official Homepage for the APP.

The Google Pixel 2 Camera APP has NO manual controls whatsoever! I kid you not.

Google believes that the APPs AI-based workings is far superior to what a human can achieve. That could very well be the case.

But, I miss not having any MANUAL control over focus.

‘Camera FV’ is brilliant on this score. Has a very easy to use MF mode along with Focus Assist magnification. To me that is THE BIGGIE. Changing ISO etc. is nice, BUT the Google Pixel 2 has a fixed aperture lens. So, this won’t get me that much.

Being able to change the metering mode, on the fly, however, is nice.

Also, you can ask it to give you digital camera like file IDs. Brilliant. I had struggled with the lack of that daily.

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2018 New Hampshire “Lady Slippers” — Now Turning Pink (May 19).

by Anura Guruge

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Five days into my first sighting of 2018 some of the lady slippers are turning pink. This was today, May 19, 2018, around 5pm.

Tonights rain, I think, will help. I think it likes moist, damp conditions.

Difficult to take pictures since they are on a steep bank surrounded by dense vegetation.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — May 19, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Blue Jacob's Ladder New Hampshire Google Pixel 2 Anura Guruge

The also rans:

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iWOWNFit Fitness Tracker APP Updated — As Of May 18, 2018.

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for the iWOWNFit i6HRC.

We have two iWOWNFit i6HRC trackers.

I got one for Teischan’s 12th birthday in March, and much to my surprise she liked it and started wearing it. It was so impressive we got one for Deanna given that she has — we hope, temporarily — lost her FitBit. She likes it too!

Two weeks ago Teischan graduated to my 3-month old Fitbit Ionic when I went back to Garmin with a Fenix 5.

Hence the two i6HRCs.

‘Today’ Deanna discovered the updated APP.

Pretty slick.

For the price it is one heck of a tracker.

I will keep you posted.

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The Brilliant ‘Gordon Lightfoot’ (79) Will Be In Concord (NH) On Friday, June 22, 2018.

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Click to access the CCANH.com listing for this concert.

A special honor: Gordon Lightfoot, I and Devanee (2014)

Autographed ‘Gordon Lightfoot‘ LP from 1974.

His 50th year performing — and he will be 80-years old this November 17th!


I am torn. I have seen him twice and as you can see above, met him ONCE. That was in Wolfeboro, NH, in 2014. I was a volunteer stagehand for the concert. He thanked me and then posed with us for a picture.

That was 6-years ago. He was frail then, but still quite the performer.

Not sure I want to see him … now.

I want to remember him from 2014.

But, I might change my mind.

He will, as you can see, be at the ‘Capitol Center for the Arts‘.

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by Anura Guruge