Friday, January 30, 2009

new one

Just took a few first snaps with the Canon 50D. Wow, this thing is SOLID. Won't have much in the way of photographic side-by-side tests to the Canon Xti...until I have more time, and a tripod. The 1/250 x-sync will help me capture those views better. Curious to try the HDMI output soon too. I am not at all stuck in the megapixel race. 15MP is too much for my puny laptop's HD. Hopefully I can convince Steve to help me replace my laptop HD later this year. Cropping should definitely be easier when you have the MP to work with. The shutter speed and autofocus seem much much quicker than the Xti.

This morning Helen, Alina and I stopped by the Post Office to get our passports. After about 30min, and $300, we were done. Whoa. $300. Are you freakin' kiddin' me?! No wonder why the woman gave Alina a stuffed animal. We don't yet have any plans to leave the country, but soon we will. And they require passports to go to Mexico now.

Off to Pueblo tonight with Scott and Dennis for my first mountain bike ride of the season. Never ridden down there on Lake Pueblo. More importantly, it's going to be 62F tomorrow down there...just 3 hours from Breck.

Monday, January 26, 2009

photo blogging

is certainly easier, but definitely not as fun. Wish I had more time. We had a great weekend with very nice weather. Some snow, but temps in the mid to upper 20s with little wind meant "warm" weather for January. We didn't get a chance to see the snow sculptures...maybe tomorrow. We took Alina skiing Saturday morning, then we went to Logan's b-day party. Then Kylee's party that night. Yesterday was a bit more relaxed. Lots of quality family time. There's never enough of that.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

E chair powder

2:45 on a Sunday afternoon means no lift lines. Still snowing.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Google image

given the momentous day with the inauguration and what not, I was pretty surprised Google didn't cmoe up with some cool patriotic image on their home page. They had a pretty cool one up yesterday for MLK, but nothing today.

pic from this past October

a friend snapped this at Alina's b-day party at the ice rink

Monday, January 19, 2009

skiing with Alina

we had a great weekend playing outside. great weather certianly helped. We took Alina up on the mountain Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday I took some shots. I think Alina enjoys skiing more and more each time we take her.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

creative quote

from an article in the paper-
"This year, as the Wall Street line graphs plunged and the R word leaped out of finance books and into real life, business in ski country has become a daily toil demanding constant attention, like an infant in a room full of marbles."

That about sums it up. Very difficult times here as well. Tough, unpopular decisions lie ahead.

Sunday, January 04, 2009