Easter Weekend

Below are a few snapshots from Saturday afternoon. Victoria and I spent a majority of the day doing some light yard work while the pups chased each other around. The highlight of the day for me was the small 20-minute nap I was able to take on the dock around 2 o'clock. The weather was pleasant and the Sun was strong enough that I had a tiny bit of sunburn on my neck by the time we finished up. 

In regards to the images, they were all taken on a Pixel 2 by both Victoria and me. Three for her and likewise for me. On first glance it appears might I have overcooked these images in Photoshop but to be honest they just have a slight High-Pass filter over them to increase their sharpness for web viewing. The files that the Pixel produces are quite amazing, the dynamic range in some of the photos, especially the one of Jefferson in the sand is better than anything I can achieve with my trusty Fujifilm cameras. You can thank Google's machine learning software for that. 

I geeked out a little in that last paragraph, and I'm not expecting everyone to know what I'm talking about when I go on photography tangents. However, bonus points to anyone who reads those two links above and responds with something they learned in the comments below. At the very least I encourage you to read the Google Research link. It's a fascinating insight into the technology that powers the photography in our smartphones. 

A Monday Walk

Below are a few photos from a quick walk Victoria and I took with Scarlett this evening. Surprisingly this was the first time that I have been down some of the side streets in the neighborhood. Without sounding too smug and snobbish, I'm quite happy that we moved here. The community is one that I've always dreamed of living in since I was a teenager. Sorry Mom and Dad, Roselle is a nice place but it was never for me. Things are much quieter here, the air is a little fresher, and the nature is I little more er...natural. I don't want to make this as long as my last two posts so I'll stop it here. 

On a side note, I'm beginning the tedious task of cleaning my music collection up and moving it to Google Music. Its safe to say that my strong bond with iTunes is dying a slow death.