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!