News the Old Fashioned Way
I read the NYTimes a few days of the week for the Style, Dining, House and Home, Business, and Magazine sections mostly. Since Streeter’s closed, I now buy my NYT at the Country Corner in Bernardston. They have been kind enough to hold it for me three days a week. I usually don’t get to reading it for a few days but today I was stunned to see none other than “fat-tailed sheep” with shepherds in the center of Cairo on the front cover. After my post on tail docking the other day, I though some of you might want to see what an honest to goodness fat-tailed sheep looks like. I wonder how the shepherds control flies there, much less keep the speeding trucks away from the animals in the center of the city. Take a look for fun – the article is quite interesting too.
Back in the business section, I found an article about digital cameras. The Farmer bought me a new camera for my birthday last fall which I have been using like a crazy woman. Picture after picture of cute little sheep and darling little Julia are overloading my iPhoto folder on my iMac desktop. My camera is reviewed in today's NYT article and since everyone seems to like my photos, you can read about it there = it's a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. And yes, it has come down in price since last fall.
Here are some of the “Julia” yarn photos I took for my web page re-do last fall. Unfortunately, they were too busy for the Julia web page – I went with a simple PDF-able color card shot instead of the artsy, blurry photos. These show the range of the camera and how pretty the Julia colors are together - all taken by a complete amateur. The camera has lots of programmable and the manual options make it similar to shooting on my old Nikon FM with film. It has a fabulous 12X zoom. I can do the faded out, fuzzy background thingie easily by adjusting the f-stop. It takes awesome close-ups in its SuperMacro mode. It also takes pretty great movies and the sound isn’t bad either – maybe one day I’ll be able to post our very own “Lampede.” Generally, I haven't found anything I dislike on it yet. Thanks to Hunt Camera in Hadley for steering me in the right direction.
Back to the NYTimes.... All for a buck - and I don't have to wait forever for the homepage to load on my computer which is shear torture. I just don't have the patience. I'll gladly keep paying the dollar so I can feel the paper, smell the ink and relax for a few brief moments with some old-fashioned newspaper technology.