Another vacation outtake. This is from the Olympic Sculpture Garden in Seattle. The title of this piece is Wake and it is by Richard Serra. 10 big ol’ rusty metal plates welded into 5 wave shaped forms. To get a sense of scale look to the left and you will see Donna in her red jacket.
I ran out of books to read after I finished the one on the plane home and haven’t had time to get to the used bookstore yet, so I had to re-read something I had around the house. Picked “School Days” by Robert B. Parker. Tonight I stumbled on the section of the book I was thinking of back in March. Here for posterity are the Spenser Crime Buster Rules so far:
#8: Always look.
#8a: Don’t blunder into something while you’re looking.
If I find more I’ll make a separate page for them.
A couple more camera contenders surfaced today, both of them Canons; 1) PowerShot A710IS & B) PowerShot SD800IS. The SD800 is about the same size as my current Kodak and it’s zoom’s widest angle is 28mm, not the 23 I have already, but it meets ever other criteria. The 710 is the least expensive option, but it’s zoom starts at 35mm. Plus it, like the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 I mentioned yesterday, are about and 1–1/2″ thick compared to my little more than 3/4″ Kodak. I will need to go to a store and put one in my back pocket try it out first (hopefully not getting picked up for shoplifting in the attempt.)
Miata Top Transitions since 01/01/07: 181