This image of the rising sun was created at Matanzas Inlet, FL with the Canon 800mm f/5.L IS lens, the 2X III teleconverter, and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering -3 stops: 1/3200 sec. at f/11. I focused (off the imaging sensor) using Live View/Live Mode as described in detail in both the 7D and the Mark IV User’s Guides.
Today, Friday May 13, was a challenging one in terms of pain management. The middle finger left hand kept me awake for a few hours before dawn so when I got out of bed I took a pain pill and within 30 minutes felt better. Rather than take another in 5 1/2 hours I decided to wait. Mistake. When I finally took a second one it was too late; the pain overtook the effects of the pill. And by afternoon the pain had shifted more to the palm. After lunch noted west coast hand surgeon Dr. Steve Garren returned my call. He felt strongly that after six days on antibiotics I should not still be in pain from the infection. But I was in considerable pain.
He suggested a different antibiotic that he felt had an excellent chance of knocking down the infection. I had the prescription filled and Jim picked it up for me. Steve was concerned that the pain had spread from the finger to the palm. The swelling has remained constant since last Sunday. There are no red streaks to be seen. Steve also stated that I would be fine taking two pain pills every four hours rather than the one every six hours as per the label. Much better. I will take my second dose before bed, Steve said that if I were not vastly improved by Monday that I would need to see a doctor on Long Island asap. I fly to Hartford tomorrow for the Sunday program in Srorrs. Not to worry; Steve said that I was not risking anything by flying tomorrow while giving the new meds time to work. I am mostly packed and headed to bed in a few.
The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow
The sun will come out tomorrow or the day after or the day after that. Till then it is one breath at a time.
I am a sucker for those huge in the frame suns though I rarely sell any of them. Big and small moons do however sell regularly.
Below is a list of the gear that I used to create the image above. Thanks a stack to all who have used the Shopper’s Guide links to purchase their gear as a thank you for all the free information that we bring you on the Blog and in the Bulletins. Before you purchase anything be sure to check out the advice in our recently revised Shopper’s Guide.
Canon 800mm f/5.L IS lens. Right now this is my all time favorite super-telephoto lens.
2X III teleconverter. This new TC is noticeably sharper than the 2X II TC.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV professional digital camera body. My workhorse professional digital camera body. i own two.
And from the BAA On-line Store:
Delkin 32gb e-Film Pro Compact Flash Card. These high capacity cards are fast and dependable. Clicking on the link below will bring you to the Delkin web site. There is lots of great stuff there. If you see a product that we do not carry let us know via e-mail; we will be glad to have it drop-shipped to you and save you a few bucks in the process.
I pack my 800 and tons of other gear in my ThinkTank Airport SecurityTM V2.0 rolling bag for all of my air travel and recommend the slightly smaller Airport InternationalTM V2.0 for most folks. These high capacity bags are well constructed and protect my gear when I have to gate check it on short-hops and puddle jumpers. Each will protect your gear just as well. By clicking on either link or the logo below, you will receive a free gear bag with each order over $50.