Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Salt Lake City, UT

Today's (Actually Yesterday's) Photo - Along the Panorama Trail, Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT

As you have figured by now, things change.  Last night after returning & processing a group of images from an evening walk through Kodachrome Basin State Park I finally reached the point where the dust & shutter oil droplets on the sensor in the D700 wouldn't go away.  Many of the parks I've been in lately are dusty, and, although I have tried to make as few lens changes as possible, even the car is filled with fine red "Moab Sand"(red dust).

I tried cleaning the sensor, but with little improvement.  I'm surprised that the D700 with a full frame sensor is more difficult to clean than the smaller sensor in my D200 or D300.  In any case, it was time to find a real camera store/repair location to get a good cleaning.  The closest I could find was in Salt Lake City.  It is in the general direction I'm heading although my plan was to cut across US 50 to US 93 & head north on that.  Now I will probably take I80 to US 93 on Thursday.  Since I have to stay two days to get the camera cleaned, I'll also get an oil change & transmission check at the local Toyota dealer.

So, tonight's campground photo was taken with a lowly Coolpix 995.  Actually, it isn't a bad camera.  Only 3.34 megapixels, but the output will cover any web page & I have managed to print a decent 16" X 20" from it (as long as you don't get too close).

Speaking if campgrounds, I an staying in the Cherry Hill Campground in Kaysville, UT, site 21.  It is an interesting place.  For me the only virtue is it is close to Salt Lake City - much too refined for me.  It is actually a water park with a campground attached.  Still, a nice place for a couple of days.

Till Tomorrow!

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