christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,

That's a wrap

That was quite a week. Work's been busy, but not so much that I couldn't get out for a few walks. I did yoga today, though, to give my back a break. I really miss the pool, but even two weeks out, my tattoo isn't completely healed. It'll probably be fine to go swimming Monday. It probably would have been fine today, but I'd rather not risk it. The reason it's an issue is that there's a ring of heavy black parts around my wrist, and it takes a lot of coverage to do that. There's only two small scabs now, though.

One highlight this week was the arrival of my new time lapse camera! I decided last weekend that I wanted another and the Brinno got here Tuesday night. We woke up to Valentine's Day snow and my first test was to catch that melting. That trial run taught me a few things. First, to my relief, it's a regular lens and not a wide-angle one. I'm shocked that I allowed myself to order it without checking that first. It's nice that it's self-contained and I don't have to use an app on my phone, but of course it's a small screen so it's not as easy to see how a shot will turn out. It's important to make sure the shot's not washed out. And there was a timecode that I had to turn off via a setting.

The camera takes 4 AA batteries and they last a really long time. Plus the memory card pops out, so even if you want to process a video, you can quickly transfer it, put the card back in, and set it up again. But back to the battery life. According to the manual I'm reading online (which isn't necessarily for this model, but it's similar if not) lapses with my preferred five-second interval can record for 13 days on fresh batteries. 13 days! I'm lucky to get just under two hours on a fully-charged Podo. Another bonus is that it saves as a video, so I don't have to assemble the frames in MovieMaker. That was time consuming because it can only handle so many, so I always had to make 3-4 movies, then stitch those together. Now I just load up what the Brinno makes, speed it up, and crop it to get rid of the black bars. Usually.

Some pretty squares from Lowell.


A lovely view at the waterfront.


Some ok soup at a Thai place I'd been wanting to try. I doubt I'll be back there any time soon since there are so many more to try and the furniture wasn't comfortable.


I've already chosen where I want to do my time lapse from on Sunday. I might bring the Podo and the Brinno to compare the results. As long as it's not raining.


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