Monday, February 22, 2010

Lens Focal Length Analysis II


Last year, I posted a histogram of lens focal lengths from my Stevens Canyon adventure.

Here's the histogram for my recent Grand Canyon adventure. This time, I took just one lens, the Nikkor 18-200. It's again a bi-modal distribution, but it's not quite so lopsided; on the long end, while there's a spike at 200mm (the max), it doesn't feel quite so confining. On the other hand, it sure would be nice to go wider than 18mm!

Alternative kits include the Nikkor 16-85, or a (perhaps not quite so horrible) two-lens kit, maybe the 16-85 plus a 55-200 or 70-300. Of course, long lenses get heavy (the 70-300 is 750g). Also, it would be a blast to take along the 10.5mm fisheye.

Bridge at sunset


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Weekend To-Do List

  • Set up new phone
  • Figure out trip financials
  • Write blurb on how to buy Reid presents
  • Fix fish scale
  • Work on pack weight
  • Clean out e-mail
  • Clean out Google Reader
  • Play Zuma's Revenge
  • Phone call
  • Upgrade slice kernel
  • Vacuum, mop, sweep
  • Work on trip photos
  • Fix plant stand
  • Make pouch for bus pass
  • Clean off table
  • Pick up living room
  • Think about Twitter
  • Unpack
  • Fix Popups
  • Do laundry
  • Wash dishes 2x

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Light Out When I Go Home, Sometimes

One of the nice things about late February is that it's finally light enough in the evening that I can leave work while the sun is still in the sky and not feel like I just got there. It's also a nice photo time.



Sunday, February 14, 2010

Severed Alligator Head

This severed alligator head was a gift for Erin, but it also attended some of the sessions.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekend To-Do List

  • Vacuum, mop, sweep
  • Write cranky letter to US Federal
  • Secret item
  • Work on trip photos
  • Fix plant stand
  • Make pouch for bus pass
  • Hassle elected officials about health care, partisanship
  • Clean off table
  • Run
  • Shovel driveway & back walk, etc.
  • Secret phone call
  • Apply for jobs 2x
  • Work on Apache bug
  • Post alligator blog post
  • Think about Twitter
  • Tinker with backpack weight
  • Unpack
  • Go to play

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CSCW 2010 #2

Cliff.

Do not feed the alligators.

Brent.

Moira.

Jackie.

Jackie's fish.

No more fish.

Monday, February 8, 2010

CSCW 2010 #1

Fancy Olympic hotel.

Travis.

Sarah.

Kurt.
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Weekend To-Do List

  • Go to bank, grocery, Target
  • Write down phone numbers
  • Go to library
  • Shovel sno
  • Pay bills
  • Review checklists
  • Write down books
  • Pack
  • Gather paperwork
  • Fix Erin's headlight
  • Vacuum, mop, sweep
  • Write cranky letter to US Federal
  • Secret item
  • Weigh backpacking items
  • Clean up living room
  • Work on trip photos
  • Fix plant stand
  • Make pouch for bus pass
  • Hassle elected officials about health care, partisanship
  • Clean off table
  • Run