Archive | February 3, 2019

Alton’s Famous “Airport On Ice” 2019 — Super Bowl Sunday.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

This is our famous and unique ‘Airport on Ice‘ at Alton Bay — now a beloved annual event. The runways were ready last weekend but we didn’t see any planes. There were, as you can see, a number of planes this afternoon. About 5. It was gloomy and it was Super Bowl Sunday. So, it was not as busy as it would normally be. But, as ever it was fun. I took these pictures with my Google Pixel 2. The light wasn’t great and I knew it would be easier to shoot with the Pixel 2 than my full-frame Sony a7 II. The Sony really comes to its own when there is better light. I will go again. So, consider this but PART I of the ‘Airport on Ice’ pictures for 2019.

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by Anura Guruge


IF The Supposed Canon EOS RP, Due Soon, Does Not Have In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), It Is DOA!

by Anura Guruge

Click to access “The New Camera” post.

It was lack of IBIS that was the deal killer for I.

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If it doesn’t have IBIS it will be a total waste of time — let alone money. 

Just last week, as you can see above, Canon’s CEO said that they expect the camera market to FALL 50% by next year! That is a HUGE drop in sales, BUT easy to see. Smartphones are making cameras obsolete. Even I, a camera buff, use my Google Pixel 2 much more than my two high-end cameras! Yes, I plan to get a new full-frame mirrorless soon, but I am in that shrinking pool of folks still interested in buying a real camera.

So, I am keeping a very close eye on this upcoming Canon announcement. I will, of course, keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

Ludicrous To Believe That THE Queen Could Be At Any Risk Whatever Happens To Brexit.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

Click to access U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

I am a believer and proponent of contingency plans for contingency plans, but this is ludicrous. Us the British would never put this Queen, especially at her age, at any risk. She is respected, admired and beloved. They might protest, mightily, around Parliament and Downing Street, but not outside Buckingham Palace. They also know that the Queen did her best. Brexit has nothing to do with the Queen.

This is not WW II and even then her parents, to their eternal credit, refused to leave London. There is no way this Queen is going to get bundled out of London. If you have been watching ‘Victoria’, on PBS, you will know that her husband made her leave London when there was potential trouble and she rued that she did so. She came back in a hurry. Well my Queen is not going to make that mistake. This is stupid. Wasted time.

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by Anura Guruge

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