This family takes pictures. Everyone. From grandma and grandpa through son and on to granddaughter, we all take pictures. Kaity does her own processing and has her own subscription to Photoshop. Here, in this house, I do the processing. On a day, like yesterday, when everyone is taking pictures, it got a bit like a factory with people handing me SD cards and me working as fast as I could to sort them out to find the clearest shots.
Garry was using Owen’s tough camera. It’s an Olympus’s Tough TG-6 Digital. Waterproof, rugged, designed to deal with cold and hot weather, water (you can take it swimming), sand, getting dropped. It has a 7X zoom lens and it’s pretty fast, too. You can buy it a life vest so if you drop it out of a boat, you might be able to use a boat hook to catch it before the tide or current takes it away.
This was just as well since Garry kept falling in the snow. The camera did not mind and like those old Timex watches, it just kept ticking.
The only problem was that the lens — between the falling snow and the falling Garry — became coated with snow. This did not improve the optics.
My pictures are fuzzy for a different reason. Although I was shooting from inside the house, outside the snow was falling so heavily it looked like fog. I have a bunch of pictures that are good from the point of view of content, but I’m not sure if any amount of processing will make them less hazy. It turns out, the haze filter doesn’t work on snow. Because (duh), snow isn’t haze.
Owen’s were taken both outside and through the front picture window. His two pictures of the birds on the deck are already in a different post set to go tomorrow.