01 May 2024

I'M NOT DIZZY ANYMORE (also I love this picture)

Guess what? I'm not dizzy anymore and today I go back to work. Just a little stuffy. Not too bad though. I'm soon to pack a homemade breakfast sandwich and then hit Starbucks for a Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. 

For the longest time, I said expresso. I thought it was express with an x. 

In other news, I love this picture taken with my newer prime lens. What I love about prime lenses is they make us zoom with our feet because the lens itself cannot zoom. For me, this makes photography lots and lots of fun.

Whelp... I best get myself to work. Thank you for the well-wishes from the last post. Chat again soon. 

Huggs and Bugs, Me.

Blog Update: Well, it's the next day and things got much worse overnight and I'm stuck home again. Booooo!



61 comments:

  1. It is always great to hear from you.

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  2. Glad you are feeling better! That's quite the zoom.

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    1. Thanks. I was and then got knocked back down.

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  3. I'm glad you're doing better. A lot of people say expresso and I wonder if they think you're supposed to drink it in a mad rush! Either way, enjoy yours.

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  4. Good news! I think more people say expresso than espresso. I probably saw it spelled before I said it because I knew it is espresso and now so do you!

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  5. Glad you're feeling better! And yes, what a great photo!

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    1. Thanks, Debra. Sadly, I got knocked back down. Booo!

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    1. Hi Kathy. I look forward to saying that. Bummer for me that I got knocked back down. Booo!

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  7. That is indeed wonderful focus and detail on the snowman. I have a good camera but haven't spent much time figuring out how to use it properly. I still say Xpresso!

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  8. Glad you are feeling more like yourself. But could you explain to this dummy what is a prime lens? Obviously it makes for great photos.

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    1. Sure can. A prime or a fixed lens is a lens can't zoom in like a zoom lens. Or say, the camera on a phone. If we pinch in and out with our fingers on the phone screen, the phone camera lens zooms in and out. Same with a proper camera lens. My kit lens is a zoom lens. Instead of pinching in and out on the phone screen, I turn the lens ring and that brings the subject closer or not closer to my lens.

      A prime aka fixed lens, can't do that. Take the snowman, because I wanted to get in there close, I have to zoom with my feet (bc the lens cannot zoom). What's nice about prime lenes is it makes the photographer do more of the work and I find, connects us with the subject better. We have to get in there close, if that's the shot. Or, shoot it wide and crop later.

      A side note. Prime lens often does one focal length really well, where a zoom lens does several focal lengths (zooming), good though not as good as that one fixed lens.

      Thank you for taking the time to ask!

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    2. So you have to walk close to the item like taking a macro shot?

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    3. Yes, depending on the focal length of the macro lens. Some we need to be super close, and other macros shoot at a longer distance. However, not all prime lenses are macro. The one I shot the snowman isn't a macro lens. It is though, a fixed aka prime lens.

      And this is all important to understand when purchasing a new lens. What does the work require? A fixed or a zoom? Knowing which kind of lens a photographer needs is key.

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    4. PS Both my true macro and my close-up lens still shoot images from far away. It's just that those prime lenses can't zoom. The only way to zoom is with the feet. Where a zoom lens, we can stand far away and zoom-in a bird on a branch. Then there are macro prime lenses that have a longer focal Iength for shooting skittish bugs that don't want a super macro lens near them. Hope that helps.

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  9. Glad you are feeling better Ivy.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I was then got knocked back down.

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  10. Glad you are feeling better....I thought right along with you that it was an 'x' sound, too. Now I know, but don't know if I will remember.

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    1. lollol I know and I still pronounce it with an x.

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  11. Glad you are feeling better, enjoy your work, sandwich and espresso! Hugs!

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  12. I am so glad that you are feeling better. I hope you are not toooo tired after your day at work.

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  13. Glad to hear you're feeling better.
    That's a cute picture. I love snowmen and he's adorable.

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    1. Thanks. Only after this post I got knocked back again. Booo!

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  14. So glad you feel better and yes, there isn't much competition for our cable provider here. unfortunately.

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    1. Are you able to do streaming services? We do that. No cable for us.

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  15. Hello! I have that same little guy! Happy to hear you are feeling better!

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    1. Did you get your mug at Big Lots? Got mine there.

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  16. So pleased you are feeling better.
    I do like the close-up on the snowman - great photograph.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy new month of May.

    All the best Jan

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  17. I went back to read your other post. So very sorry you were not feeling well. But glad you are on the mend and getting your favorite drink.
    Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy. Sad to report I got knocked back down again.

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  18. The snowman is gorgeous, but I'd rather have a lens that zooms. Hooray for no more dizziness!

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    1. Thanks, River. Great fun to shoot. Dizziness stayed away, only I got knocked back again.

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  19. Glad you are feeling better. The snowman is a cutie.

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  20. So happy you are feeling better, love the snowman he's cute.

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  21. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I don't think you are the only one who made the es/ex-presso mistake. I did it for years!

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    1. Hey Jeanie! Thanks. I took a turn back to sick. The x I still pronounce it with the x.

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  22. Well, I was all happy until your update. BOO!
    Nice photo, though.

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  23. Ugh I'm so sorry to hear you are feeling crummy again. Hope you feel better very soon!

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  24. Oh no sorry you had a relapse

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  25. Oh no! Just read your blog update!
    Sorry you are not feeling well again.
    Sending lots and lots of good wishes to you.
    Hoping you feel better soon.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Yes, it's a big bummer. This thing doesn't want to let go

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  26. Hey Lori! I got knocked back and had to take more days off. Hope you're week was way better than mine.

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  27. Oh that's just not fair. Just when things started to improve. I hope you are properly on the mend now.

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    1. Thanks, it's getting there slowly. I have on-going issues from the first time I was sick. Good days and bad. Thanks for stopping in today.

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