Saturday, May 3, 2008

...FINALLY ... I figured it out !!! [or got lucky...]


I have a REALLY nice
digital camera...
[Fujifilm S 9000]

so nice....
that it requires
a USB 2 cable...
to download
all files...

my computer is able
to support USB 2...
BUT... I have to have it installed...
[take it apart...
take the CPU in...
BUY the kit...
PAY to have it installed...
etc...]

so I have driven myself to distraction ...
trying to figure out
HOW to get the photos I took...
ON my computer...

since asking other people ...
to make me a CD of my photos...
is far too much to ask of anyone ...
more than once...

MY solution was to acquire
a much less expensive camera...
that I COULD download files from ...
without the USB 2 upgrade...
[ a Canon SD 1000 ELPH ]



the resolution is a bit over 3 megapixals less...
than the Fujifilm...
and even though it will work with a USB 2 dock...
the supplied cable works with my computer, as is...

I've been fighting with this ...
and my lack of techno-skills...
[I know... my "Mac" ...
and it's simplicity have spoiled me...]
and FINALLY figured-out
the maze to successful downloads...
and then uploads...

I still can't figure out the editing software...
although I did get it
to remove the "red eye" from Thomas...
so more "trial & error",
[mostly, the latter...]
will be necessary...

so for those who have been after me
to post my "after" pictures...
this is as close as it gets ...
at the moment...

I want to re-arrange the furniture...
perhaps remove one chair...
re-arrange some of the plants...
and re-pot others...

then there's the framed art...
and the crystals that I need to hang...
NOT a one person job...
especially, if you have only 9.5 fingers...

and there's still some trim painting.... [sigh...]

so, until I find some art-hanging...
plant moving & potting assistance...
this is it...

[I've tried the kitties...
they just laugh...
and go back to sleep...]




Robbie, asleep on his favorite place...
it's so overcast that the flash went off...
that accounts for the bright spots...
this shot looks into the DR, and the nook beyond...



basically the same shot, but from opposite Robbie...
looking east, towards the famous French door windows...
with the edge of the front door to the left...



now, I'm right between the LR & DR...
looking into the DR, towards the west wall...
[media cabinets...Mission style in oak...]
the bright rectangle on the "red" wall is the flash from the mirror...
that WAS an orchid, next to the antique bronze clock...
the white thing on my table is a cat nest...



now, I've moved around the table and am looking back,northeast....
into the LR...the white drape on the console table is a "cat deterrent"...
[it works as long as they don't pull it off...]
that's Murphy Brown on the cat tree by the Fr.door windows...
you can see my lovely stained glass hangings...
all the light...adored by both me AND the plants...
and yes... I do have a bunch of "clocks"...[only one is set to chime...]



now, from about the same position...
looking left towards the northwest corner...
since it's dark,the stained glass window doesn't really show...
[see post of 11/19 for a daylight picture...]
one of 2 Mission style floor lamps...

my restored oil painting, "Dried Artichokes"...
as well as the Mission style TV cabinet...
the dresser full of CDs and the old Zenith radio...
Mom listened to as a young adult...




and finally, the focal point, the fireplace...
[Thomas would say it was him...]
my favorite "Trees on inclining hill" over the fireplace...
with it's bronze tools and gate...
[and another clock...]

the small lacquered Japanese cabinet ...
was from my great aunts' house...
as was the antique bronze clock in the DR...
the Mission style coffee table has a cat nest on it...

when I took these pictures...
I didn't know if I could upload them or not...
when I'm finally "done"...
I'll make sure to do an "update"...

of course... that could be a L-O-N-G time from now...

1 comment:

us300 said...

Great pics! We just recently purchased a digital camera for our trip the the Grand Canyon. Hope to be able to send some pictures to our friends, soon.