Covid-19 Hunker-down Log – Stardate 44121.58

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Jeff Hanna and John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Combating Boredom

I’ve been picking up the camera more frequently lately. Since I cancelled my plans to do Autumn foliage this year, I’ve made up for it by shooting wildlife and landscape scenes that are a little closer to the house. Not bad, I’ve added to the portfolio and it is certainly good therapy to get out and use the photographic gear.

I also received my new (used) Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro lens today. I’ve been watching eBay for the past year waiting for one of these rare lenses to come up for sale and finally it did. I now have a matching pair of Sigma Macro lenses, the 50mm and the 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, both of which are outstanding lenses that I’ve owned before in the Canon mount. Sigma has long since discontinued these lenses and nothing they’ve released as replacements over the past 10 years comes close to the optical quality these two lenses offer.

There’s a third Sigma Macro lens I’m still watching for, the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro that will complete the trifecta.

Good news on the wildfire front, for us at least. The evacuations in Red Feathers have been lifted and we made a run up earlier this week to get a few things before Winter closed in. The Cameron Peak Fire, though still burning out of control, seems to have skirted the village and saved us at least.

Life otherwise has been pretty much the same here, just hunkering down and trying to fly below the radar.

Happy Thought Inventory

Our home in Red Feathers is still standing and I have a new lens to play with.

Today’s photo is from a concert Trudy and I went to on LaVeta Pass a few years back. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and several other acts. We all rode the vintage train to the venue, along with the band. We got to sit with these guys and talk to them one on one during the trip.  A very good day it was. A happy memory it is.

Slacker Status

The virus is spreading at about twice it’s previous rate, up to about 800 or so infections per day here in Colorado. That means people are letting their guard down and slacking off. Stupid is as stupid does.

No first responder activity to report.

Still alive and well here in Denver