Finally, Some Nikon Z5 photos…

Well, the item I needed to get the photos from the Nikon Z5 onto the MacBook finally showed up this afternoon. What do you think of the photos? They are of a place you’ve probably seen before in this space. I had a great 14-mile bike ride today too, sunshine and 69 is the perfect temperature for biking.

Christmas In The Desert

It still seems odd to me to see Christmas trees and other decorations surrounded by palm trees and no snow. I guess a lifetime of northern living stays with you. It was a great day to ride, but another ten degrees would be nicer. 61 degrees can still generate a windchill factor believe it or not. These are iPhone 15 photos, I haven’t got to setting up the new Nikon I picked up yesterday.

Go With The Flow

Just go with the flow here, don’t fight it, and do let the crazy and aggressive drivers pass you by. Helpful tips from a Vegas local who knows the ropes of driving here. It’s even worse in California. The battery for the new Nikon Z5 is still charging, even after an abbreviated bike ride this afternoon, more to come on that!

Photos via the iPhone 15 and the Prisma app.

My eBike Hits 2000 Miles!

The Pedego electric bike rolled past two thousand miles during today’s 12-mile ride, which is the equivalent of riding from Las Vegas to my hometown in Michigan! Not bad for a two-year-old bike. I was going to name this post “Christmas In Tivoli Village” but didn’t obviously.

It was a cool ride but I was dressed just enough to handle the very small wind chill factor. How about that Christmas Tree!! It won’t fit in your living room, haha!

Sony A7C -vs- iPhone 15

The image quality is so close to the same but not quite. I have been reading this afternoon about how amateur photographers like myself have considered dropping the full-frame big cameras and beginning to use a mobile device instead. Overwhelmingly, the iPhones are the majority when switching cameras.

Like many people, I have become tired of using a large, bulky camera and all of the settings you must consider when using them in the Manual mode. I can do it but it’s not something I enjoy doing.

The speed at which the iPhone 15 can capture a great photo is impressive, and, it makes many calculations very quickly such as ISO and shutter speed. This is like using the Sony A7C or the Nikon cameras I’ve had in Auto mode.

Also, some professional photographers have begun using the iPhone as a second camera for certain types of photography. It’s a confusing subject, isn’t it? The crick was photographed with the iPhone, and the other was taken today with the Sony A7C.

Basically The Same

These color photos were taken with the Sony A7C this morning and look basically the same as the photos from the iPhone 15 would. Once again, I am considering the days of using a full-body camera could be over for me. A  cell phone camera still has limitations such as extreme zoom images being badly pixelated but for the convenience of the iPhone, it might be worth the tradeoff. The last several posts have featured photos taken with the iPhone, did you notice the difference? The dark photo was taken at 10:30 last night.

Among My Mountains

Ahh yes, it’s so good to be home again among my beautiful mountains! The Mojave Desert is a very beautiful place to live. How was your Monday? I have two things on the agenda today which is nice after running around like a headless chicken yesterday. Sunshine and 58 degrees for today, hello, sunshine!

It’s Nice To Be Back Home!

Today has had me running all around my area of town taking care of a few loose ends that needed tying up but it’s great to be back among my mountains, palm trees, and sunshine! How is your Monday going?

Isn’t this small dam so pretty? I love the sounds, and please pardon my finger. 😂

Back in The Valley

That, and I am gonna be one tried guy for a couple of days. If there were no time zones, perhaps people wouldn’t feel so tired? The photos were taken today of course as the aircraft passed over Lake Mead and its way too-low water level.

The snowy mountains are not the Rockies, I have a few photos of that range too but I don’t know what range this is. In total, I took 300 photos and nine videos on this 18-day trip. If you care to see what is coming up over the next few days then do come back!

Beauty In The Desert

In the middle of nowhere where Las Vegas is, you can find so much beauty in a city of over one million people crazy enough to want to live where the summer heat can exceed 110 degrees!

I love being one of those crazy people. My dad is home from the hospital again as of late yesterday which is so wonderful. I hope he stays out of there this time.

Sunshine and just 47 freaking cold degrees are the forecast for today in my area of Michigan. Las Vegas, I do miss you!