Saturday, October 31, 2009
The disk with my pictures arrived so I am a happy blogger!
Somebody in California likes to decorate for the holidays. As I was taking this picture, a couple walked by and told me that this family goes all out for every holiday. Sweet!
I left for California a week ago Wednesday morning. The drive from Vernal to the Salt Lake International Airport is about four hours. I got to the airport, parked the car and waited until 5 p.m. for the flight to depart. I flew to San Francisco and waited there. Bored, I started taking pictures. Most of the pictures were a combination of stillness and movement. I had to set the camera on a slow speed to avoid using the flash which created some interesting effects, along with a bunch of blurry, uninteresting pictures that will not be shown.
Lights, reflections and a crescent moon.
Ticket agents: one working, one in contemplation.
I flew to LAX and then on to Oxnard, a very tiny airport fifteen minutes from my sister's house. The traffic in southern California is terrible. I thought it was easier to sit in an airport than sit in a line of cars for hours or speed along at 70 mph bumper to bumper. My arrival time was 11 p.m., midnight Utah time. It was a long day but fewer hours than driving the entire trip.
Postscript on the memory card
The card was corrupted for one reason or another. I tried a rescue program but there was nothing to recover. After reading on the net, I learned that using and reusing a card can cause problems. I had used the card a number of times, deleting and reusing it. Apparently it's not good practice. Anyway, all's well that ends well and my pictures still exist!