Illinoisianinianites

I mentioned we moved to Illinois and one of the things I have fun with is what one calls themselves when residing in a particular state. 

Illinoisian be the official answer . . . pretty boring, you’d have to agree.  

Illinoisninian or Illinoisinian are more interesting names but they might have me mistaken for being an Illinois Indian. 

Illinoisionite could fit the bill but it just doesn’t have a ring to it . . . but Illinoisianinianite carries the mystique I’m looking for as well as integrating all the other possibilities.

It’s settled; Illinoisianinianites we be.

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Yes, still here.

For them wondering if I’m done with the blog . . . nope! Still here, in spirit if not in substance. 

I’m still snapping the occasional photo or two but — truth be told — not that many since my last post. Enough to keep my hand at it and enough to even classify myself as a serious amateur. 

The blog? Well, it has suffered, to be sure.

Let’s just jump into an update of sorts. 

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Photography Stuff – Part Four: let’s talk zoom

This is primarily about photography. Also, many photos are full-size and will load slow. Did you read that? It’s a warning that it could load slow. So, don’t tell me about it; I already know. If you’re not interested about photography, watch this video and then go look elsewhere for something that interests you more. 

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Heartbeat Post

Did I mention that I’m busy? Gotz lots on my mind, I do. When I want to unwind, I come here. Doing something, even as banal as publishing a quick post, has a way of recentering me. Not always, but certainly whenever I pick a photo and share it . . . 

It gives me a brief mooring; a quick escape from the roiling waves of the turbulence that is life.

OK, OK . . . too poetic and plus most people don’t know roiling. 

 

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Answering a comment with a post – photography equipment

A comment by OneOwner on my last post is responsible for this post. I started answering his comment and before I knew it, I was at 1,000 words worth of answer and I wasn’t done . . . so, this is the resultant post.

See what you get if you interact with me? . . . hmm . . . not sure if that’s an incentive or a detractor.

Also, it may seem at times I’m making the case for the P1000. I’m not. I’m just pointing out what the camera is suited for. Were money not an object, I would be shooting with $70,000 worth of photography equipment . . . when just fooling around. And, when serious, I would fall back to my $150,000 worth of equipment. But money is a consideration as well as what I plan to do with the photos

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Photography Stuff – Part Three: if I had a Nikon P1000

This is primarily about photography and a camera (Nikon P1000) and post-processing. There are photos but if you’re not interested, watch this video and then go look elsewhere for something that interests you more. 

Clicking on an image below will open the image in a new window. The image will have a maximum dimension of 1280 pixels. If your cursor shows a (+) sign after the image opens, you can click to see the image at its maximum resolution.

If you want to see the images at their full resolution, the SmugMug gallery of all the images is HERE. For obvious reasons (the images are not mine) the shopping cart is not enabled for this gallery.

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Photography Stuff – Part Two: Nikon P900 Post-processing limits

This is primarily about photography and camera (Nikon P900) and post-processing. There are photos but if you’re not interested, watch this video and then go look elsewhere for something that interests you more. 

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