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Started: 2006-09-04 21:44:10

Submitted: 2006-09-04 21:49:14

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Yesterday I hiked up Mount Audubon, altitude 13,232. On the summit, I broke out my camera's manual to figure out how to adjust the auto-exposure in manual modes. (Auto-exposure was over-exposing the highlights, which meant clipping -- a bad idea.) I discovered that my camera was in fact calling out the highlights on the LCD on the back, which is pretty cool.

I shot a panaroma at the summit; here's my crude first stab, looking from roughly north-east at the right to west at the left.

Having rejected DOS, we're paranoid about anything that isn't
"user-friendly," that requires some adjustment on our part and a
commitment to meet the technology halfway. It's as if Henry Ford rigged
a bridle and set of leather reins to his Model T instead of a steering
wheel and clutch, and to this day we were still driving our cars the way
a 19th century groomsman would handle a horse and buggy.
- Jonathon Keats, "'You Send Me' by Patricia T. O'Conner & Stewart
Kellerman", Salon.com