Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Just shoot me

My digital camera died on me recently, and with a purchase of a new new one, I've found they've become more feature-filled--that means complicated--in the last couple of years. Just reading the instruction manual is giving me a headache.

It has a button marked MF. Really, that can't be good--it won't even disguise its contempt toward me.

I'm on vacation this week, and took a few photos at the Fire Island Lighthouse today. Last one is an old lens from the lighthouse, which was built in the mid-1800s.


Dave said...

Fresnel anyone? Did I get that right?

fermicat said...

Yes, that is a beautiful Fresnel lens. [I was an optical engineer before I was a medical physicist.]

punkinsmom said...

That second shot is quite phallic. Or maybe it's me.... Gutter mind. I know.

Enjoy your vacation. I had no idea Fire Island was worth a getaway in November. Isn't the water a bit chilly?

Jim Donahue said...

Temps have been above average the last few days--I was just wearing a light jacket. This was just a detour on the way home from some shopping. It's about a 20-minute drive to Robert Moses State Park, and another 20-minute or so walk to the lighthouse.

And who knew there were such fresnel fans? I'll post a pic of the whole thing.