21 February 2006

Well 4 weeks into NZ and I still haven't posted... So here it is my very own post to go along with Kate's documentary of our travels. Well let's see I can answer a couple of questions first. The camera I am using is a Nikon D70s digital SLR. I have been using a Sigma 18-200 lens with a skylight filter. The camera and lens were a generous graduation present from my parents that they thought would be appropriate to give me prior to our trip. I bought a couple more toys to go along with the camera this weekend. A new, fairly lightweight tripod made by Slik and a new polorizing filter that I hope will do even more justice to the amazing blue of the glacial fed streams and rivers. Ohh yeah what am I doing while Kate is at home keeping the place somewhat clean and writing blogs. I am learning a little bit about how to look into people's eyes with a microscope. The biggest problem is that ophthalmologists tend to speak their own language beyond even the typical medical-speak. So, do I really have any clue about what makes up the 8 layers of the 1 square inch of the cornea? yeah right. Though I am trying to leave early every day so that we can spend our time here seeing the country. Typically that involves me walking out of the clinic after I eat lunch. I have found that it is much easier to walk out rather than make up an excuse. Well, we should have plenty of good stories and pictures to tell in a couple weeks when we get back to an internet cafe and can upload pictures and tales. Until then take care. Brian


Blogger Erin said...

Hahahahaha! You just up and walk out? You don't stay? Doesn't that defeat the purpose?? LOL! That is priceless! :)

Glad you guys are having such a good time, and um, if that camera goes missing once you come home, I promise it isn't at my house! ;)

21 February, 2006 21:33  
Anonymous Toni said...

I sure hope that you don't have a big test on this "walker's holiday" of a rotation!
I'm glad that you were able to get the tripod and polarizing filter. It takes a little practice to use the filter, but with instant viewing of your shots you can learn in no time.
Love, Mom M

22 February, 2006 05:51  

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