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Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 80

The motorhome is still parked at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico. I’ll be departing later this morning for Taos, New Mexico, about 100 miles from here.

I’m finding I’m not fully recovered from the May 27 accident. I seem to tire easily…I don’t have the physical resiliency I once had. I seem to be moving at half my normal speed. I’m still wearing my elastic chest bandage, taking Ibuprofen and icing my rib cage area twice a day. Oh well, I’ve no choice but to live with the situation until things take care of themselves. Life still must go on. I’m glad I’m still around to enjoy it.

For the next couple of days, I’m going to finish showing photos from Heron Lake State Park. Today’s photos are particularly stunning, as in several of them…the clouds act as a filter and the distinct circle of the sun can be clearly seen. A most unusual happening!

 While they are similar because of the momentary setting…they are all very different and unique. I hope you will open each one and enjoy their uniqueness. I particularly like to enjoy the colors and the shapes. Just like staring at a fire from moment to moment…you never see quite the same thing…

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…

Enjoying beautiful brilliant sunsets is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

If you have not checked out my new Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 32

The motorhome is still parked 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 six days ago today. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finished?

Yesterday, I showed photos taken in the 15 minutes just before the sun popped over the horizon. Today’s photos were taken in the first 15 minutes after the sun popped over the horizon…

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…

Enjoying the beautiful colors of nature is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 28

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 two days ago today. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finished?

Today’s blog entry shows abstract photos created by 6:30 AM morning clouds and sun. They are all somewhat similar, yet different…

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…

By the way…the previous photos were all taken through this rather dirty, rain-spotted motorhome windshield…

Enjoying beautiful early morning skies is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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Kitt Peak Observatory, Arizona

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco 55 miles west of Tucson, Arizona to the Kitt Peak Observatory. We climbed a 12 mile 8% grade road to get to the top at 6,800 feet. The site is set on 200 acres atop the mountain and has 25 telescopes, most of which are run by numerous universities from across the United States. We lucked out and caught a beautiful sunny and warm day despite the elevation.

Here’s The official museum website link…
http://www.noao.edu/kpno/

and here’s a Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitt_Peak_National_Observatory

Here are a couple of Google Earth images. First a general site view…

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…

And then a closer view…

Under terrible photography conditions…harsh sunlight on a bright white light-colored structures and dimly lit interiors…we nonetheless ventured forth. Here are some of the photos that I took…

To see the other 40 photos that I took, click this link…

https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/KittPeakObservatory

During our six-hour visit we took two different guided tours. The first was a 1.5 hour tour of a solar telescope that studies only the sun. The second was a 1.5 hour tour of the 4 meter telescope…the largest telescope on the site. On both tours we had the same docent. Jerry, a retired electrical engineer, was both very knowledgeable and very humorous. He kept us laughing while describing these very complex technologies. Another enjoyable day of full-time RVing.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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Back Into The Harsh Mid-Day Sun…

Yesterday Mary and I once again took our new Sony DSC HX5V Digital Cameras on another hour-long test photo shoot in our campground. The day before yesterday we set the cameras on Intelligent Auto Adjustment and yesterday we set them to the Program mode. This setting takes three photos of one shot…one slightly overexposed…one at normal and a third slightly underexposed. You would use this setting when in an unusual location where you wanted to be sure you came away with at least one good photo. Some of the photos received minor cropping…other than that…they are just as the camera took them…

All in all…I’m most pleased with my new Sony DSC HX5v Digital Camera.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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A Harsh Mid-Day Sun Is…

among the worst of conditions a photographer can face because of the heavy contrast created between the direct sunlight and shadows. It was with that thought in mind that Mary and I headed out on a 1.5 hour walk around our campground. Both of us armed with our new Sony DSC HX5V Digital Cameras…we decided to use the Intelligent Auto Adjustment setting which chooses from eight different scene selection options and automatically chooses the right setting and camera shooing adjustments…and let it do its thing. With only minor touch-up in Picasa 3…here are some of the results…

First a 180 degree panorama of the Olympic-sized pool which in reality is rectangular but ends up distorted in the panorama function…

We wandered around the campground and wooded trails and came away with these photos…

And finally…I caught Mary doing some “creative photography”…

Considering the harsh lighting conditions and minimal thinking on my part…I’m most pleased with yesterday’s test photos.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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