The photo above shows you what I saw as I walked down Horseshoe Lake Road yesterday. Just above the second fence post from the left you can see a small clearing in the distance. There are some white dots there that are the snow covered roofs of farm buildings.
I like to take photos of farms nestled beneath the mountains. When I saw this farm with the mountains behind it, I thought that might make a interesting photo, so I whipped out my camera (actually its a camcorder, that I use) and from the spot where I was standing, I zoomed in to the farm. It gave me exactly the scene that I wanted. (Photo below) Zooming in really gives you a sense of how big the mountains are.
Even though my camcorder is 6 years old and so 6 years behind whatever the current technology is, I am still so impressed at its range. I can kneel down and put the lens an inch (3 cm) away from a subject and it will focus on it, or like the example I have shown today, zoom in on something that would probably be overlooked by the eye, and get a good picture.
It is all a wonder to me.
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