Monday, July 14, 2008

Bringing Rides to Life

The Hooterville Mayor always has the coolest pictures with all his posts, so I'm going to try to step up to the plate and start taking a few pictures on rides. This was a big pain up to this point due to the fact that I had a Canon SLR camera and it's a bit bulky for cycling purposes. So, thanks to a few gift certificates, I decided to break down and buy a Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital Elph. It came today and between Laura and myself on the tandem, we took a few test shots as we did a short 15 mile ride to the river and back. This is usually a good wildlife loop, but it was a little dry tonight and we didn't zoom in very well, but it was a good test.

Here are a few test shots.

Here is a photo of the nice wide shoulder we have between Hwy 50 and the Vermillion/Newcastle bridge. We also have this shoulder going north out of Vermillion on Hwy 19 between Vermillion and Centerville which makes for a nice safe out and back ride

There is a turkey in the middle of this picture. There are still quite a few wild turkeys out by the river, but the numbers seem to be fewer than before the road and bridge were built.

We think this was the same turkey on the way back. He had just went into the opposite ditch and I was trying to get a close up and he took off in flight. Unfortunately I caught the very tail end of his flight. I cropped the photo a little but it still doesn't do the long wing span of this bird justice.

Next on the agenda is to play with the video function of the camera.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have the Canon XT as well as the cheap little Samsung I drag along everywhere when I cycle. Love digital! Snap away, their free!!!
Thanks for the compliments on my photos, but you should see the rejects! :) The Elf has consistently gotten good reviews, you bought a good 'un!