Daily Archives: June 7, 2009

New Camera!

I’ve been without a real camera for far too long. I love taking photos outside, and of my kids.  For 2 years I’ve just been getting by with my cell phone, but that all changed when I got a (really) early Father’s Day present.  An Olympus Stylus Tough 6000.  I did a lot of research, and while this one has a couple of shortcomings, overall it is turning out to be great.  Waterproof, crushproof, freezeproof.  Perfect for running the trails.

I took it out for a 12 miler on a beautiful day.  The run was great.  Despite doing basically no climbing workouts for months, I took almost 3 minutes off my time from last year up the Meadowlark trail to the top of Red Mesa @ Deer Creek Open Space.  And felt good doing it.

Here is a little video I made of the day.  The music is from a band called “The Dividers” that my brother Phil played in years ago.  Perfect song for today.

Last night we went to a pool party for my nephew.  I shot a ton of pics and vids while playing in the pool with the kids.  Nice not to have to worry about a little water…

I’ll write up more about the camera in a couple of weeks after I’ve really put it to good use, but it looks like a winner so far!