Daily Archives: September 22, 2018

2018 Fall Equinox In Central New Hampshire.

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No Words, Just More Flowers — On The 2018 Fall Equinox.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — September 22, 2018.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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12 year old girl using power saw New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


The also rans:

cocoon New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2
cocoon New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2
cocoon New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2
cocoon New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2
cocoon New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2
cocoon New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


Related posts:
Category ‘Six Images’.


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Google’s Spring Equinox 2018 Doodle For The Antipodes — While It Is Fall For Us.

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Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Last Google Doodles:
Check Category ‘Google Doodle’.
Search ‘Patrick’.


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Happy Autumnal (i.e.,Fall) Equinox 2018 — It Is Today In The U.S., Tomorrow In The U.K.

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Enjoy.

Winter, bitter cold and snow will be HERE soon enough.


Related Posts:
Search on ‘equinox’ for lots of other posts with tons of pictures & diagrams.


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‘Canyon de Chelly’ — The (Bovine) Cows You Meet (This One In Chinle).

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Saw number of cows walking around, merrily, in Chinle. One, however, and rather distressingly, had a very bad foot. Not sure it got hit. Nobody seemed to care. We saw it lying by the side of the road, alive, many hours after we had first seen it crossing the road, dragging its leg. Sad. But, locals were just going about as if all was well. Not much we could have done. I still think about it.


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Search ‘Chelly’.


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Who Needs Words When You Have Flowers?

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Flowers & Flora of Alton, New Hampshire — September 21, 2018.

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I got the chance to spend 40-minutes today walking through some of the backroads of Alton, camera in hand. Delightful. Fall foliage is making an appearance but the flowers have not given up the ghost. Actually an abundance of flowers. Enjoy. I sure did.


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Search ‘flowers’.


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Blind Test, Nikon vs. Sony, Confirms Why I Plan To Switch To Nikon.

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Click image to access ‘BLIND TEST’. It is in Japanese. Get Google to translate. Site is RATHER slow. You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.


Some of the ‘Blind Test’ comparison pictures.

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My Contention.

Doesn’t matter which one is better. They are pretty close.

The DAMN Sony lens is 2.2 MORE EXPENSIVE.

I can pay 2.2 less and have the same image quality!


I read about this ‘blind test’, Nikon z7 vs. Sony a7RII, on the ‘DPReview‘ ‘Nikon Z’ forum.

Since I have a Sony a7II and plan to switch to a Nikon z6 (early next year) I was curious. The test was close enough — just a difference in resolution to my gear.

The test is in Japanese BUT, luckily, Google does an excellent job translating.

I did NOT have to do the whole test.

By the time I looked at 4 pictures I knew that my CONTENTION re. Sony was proved — BIG TIME.

My only gripe about Sony has been the prices of their lenses — especially full-frame, FE-mount lenses. They are ridiculously expensive. Yes, I could afford them BUT I would have a hard time justifying their prices. That is the reason I want to go with Nikon.

Until now, I couldn’t because Nikon didn’t make mirrorless, and I committed myself to mirrorless over 3-years ago.

The Nikon z6 is thus the ideal camera for I. Full-frame mirrorless, 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization and affordable lenses (though I am not that convinced that the new lenses are superlative).

So, here is the CRUX of the Blind Test.

By definition, a Blind Test, compares similar offerings.

So, the image quality Nikon vs Sony was going to be CLOSE. And it is.

But, here is the kicker. The lens on the Sony is 2.2 MORE EXPENSIVE than that of the Nikon.

2.2 MORE Expensive and you can’t tell the DIFFERENCE.

Give me a break. I will have the CHEAP Nikon PLEASE.

Q.E.D.


Related Posts:
Check Categories ‘Nikon’ & ‘Canon’.


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