I just feel so hip.
It's an Apple, the one with the personal assistant that doesn't understand much of what I say:
Me, at brunch with family: "What kind of gas was used in the Hindenburg?"
Phone: "I have found twelve gas stations near you."
Bah. Anyway, it has a camera with as many megapixels as my Nikon D70, and the smallest lens. It just amazes me it can take a picture at all through that tiny hole. Incredible.
The camera is not fun to use, and there seems to be quite a lag between pushing the button and taking the picture. (I haven't read the manual, by the way, so perhaps I'm just using it wrong.) I tried downloading the Mattebox camera app which is supposed to turn the interface into something like a Konica Hexar's. It's more fun to use then the Apple camera app, but still not quite right somehow. I'm enjoying getting to know the phone, but I think phone-tography might not be for me.
Here is a phone pic of an old girl some of you will recognize:
We've been paying regular visits to the assisted living community for dogs and people. Anne and Trina have both taken to it. Trina has a huge dog run and loves it, although her arthritis and other age related problems have slowed her noticeably in the past few months. She is a very stiff and tired dog and needs to lay down a lot during our walks, which she never used to do. The kids, not accepting of the aging process, have taken to massaging her to get her going again. They settled on a combination of shiatsu, deep tissue, and drumming on her head.
The dog seems delighted when the boys arrive so I'm guessing she doesn't mind the tough love.
I have some pics from an earlier visit still stuck in the 35mm camera undeveloped. I'm having a hard time getting out to shoot recently but I hope that's behind me soon as I really miss it.
Hope you're all well,