Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 27

The motorhome is still parked here at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico while I am recovering from my May 27th accident.

My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m pleased to report some progress…with the exceptions of a cough or a sneeze, the poppings, with the associated pains, in my chest have finally stopped! I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred seven weeks and one day ago today. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finished?

In yesterday’s Blog entry I showed photos of the moon and clouds demonstrating the low-light capabilities of my new Sony HX200V Camera. Today’s photo’s show the zoom capability. The photos were taken about 5:30 AM from the bedroom window of the motorhome. By opening the window, sliding open the screen and resting the camera on the window sill. I believe the lower right light is the planet Venus and the upper right the planet Jupiter. If I’m wrong, I hope someone more knowledgeable than myself will correct me.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

This first photo is at the default opening of 25mm…

Stepping up through the zoom range…

Arriving at camera’s maximum 30x optical zoom equivalent to 750 mm…

Finally at 30x optical plus 2x digital zoom equivalent to 1500 mm. As I’ve said in the past, it’s impossible to hand-hold a camera at this long of a focal length. The sharpness has disappeared because a good sturdy tripod is needed here…

Nonetheless, I think this camera has a great zooming capability for a point and shoot camera.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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