Ear Mountain wrote:Nice shots of the river, Pete. Thanks for posting them. BTW, I'm with you on the feeling about ticks!
Carol Lynn wrote:I love the river photos, especially the third one which is an excellent composition. I'm glad you were able to get out a bit and look forward to when you can get back into the park. Stay well.
Thank you Ralph and Carol. You both are both good photographers and good folks.
appreciate your comments and advice.
All my recent pictures were taken with my new backup camera, a Sony a6000 I bought last fall.
The a6000 will also be my choice for backpacking trips as well as some day hikes.
It's far lighter than my a77mkII at just over a 1lb. The a6000 has the same 24meg sensor that the a77 has.
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I'm going to use some of my "free" stimulus money to get a better quality zoom lens. The a6000 uses eMount lenses so I can't use my a77 aMount lenses without an adapter--not something I want to do.
As for the ticks. My "outdoor" friends have all talked about how bad the ticks are this year.
I began taking 1500mg garlic oil capsules three times a day, sometimes a couple extra, last week.
I'm also going to treat two or three complete outfits, sox, pants, underwear, undershirts, long sleeve shirts and hats with permethrin
I buy it by the gallon on Amazon since it's much cheaper that way.
Tomorrow, IF I can haul myself out of bed early enough
, I'm going to drive to the East side for a few pictures.
Nothing is open but depending on conditions, I've gotten some decent images from US 89 above St Mary.
Beats staying at home.
Plus this will be the last week I have off due toicovid-19.
Casinos will be allowed to open May4th.