It feels very strange not to have a “kid” in the house.
I find myself thinking things like, “What should I make PR for dinner?” and then I remember I don’t need to make him anything.
Having an empty nest doesn’t feel “real” to me yet.
I keep thinking PR is off at a friend’s house, and then I remember he’s not.
He did call me yesterday afternoon.
He was probably wondering if I was still sobbing.
(I wasn’t, but I do feel sad. I made a point to be very happy and positive on the phone.)
My daughter called (twice) yesterday too.
I’m so happy I still have one of my kids in California.
I know a few months from now I’ll be very used to being kidless.
And, I really am looking forward to having a more flexible schedule.
Photography road trips are definitely on the horizon.
This is just another of life’s many transitions.
Paul Newman took good care of me yesterday.
I practically begged him to keep un-kinking me all day long.
(Unfortunately, he had other people waiting to be un-kinked also.)
My arm is a mess, but I’m sure I’ll feel much better after a couple more PT visits.
I was extremely happy with my initial results.
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I haven’t used the camera enough, yet, to thoroughly test it out.
So far, I can say this:
• It is SO light-weight.
* It records amazing detail and color. (I only shoot in RAW so I can’t speak to the jpeg quality.)
• The bokeh (background blur) is excellent.
• I’m using it with the Sony optional electronic viewfinder – a must, in my opinion.
• I’ve been a Canon user my entire life, so it will take awhile for me to get used to the Sony menu system and controls.
Again, this camera is not a replacement for my regular gear.
It’s a lighter weight alternative for those times when I can’t haul my 5D (and lenses) wherever I’m going.
I’ll update you again after I’ve used it more.
In the meantime, I’m busy playing catch-up now that I’m back in The OC.
I’ve got a couple big photography projects in the works ….
I’m so glad I love what I do!