They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

A Gorgeous Autumn Afternoon

Blue sky, bright sun, temp in the 60s and gusty breezes all day. Had windows open and had to out on a sweatshirt. Not too shabby.

It's been a bit of an odd fall color season here. Lots of yellows. Lots of trees yellow on top and green below, resulting in later half yellow, half bare trees later. A few of the younger trees in bright salmon and scarlet. Many yellows amongst the bushes and weeds. And fluffy. Lots of really good fluffy weeds as they release their seeds for next year.

Fantastic produce season still yielding some nice tomatoes. And now we're in the hard squashes and tasty cabbages.

Of course I am inside grading PHYS-1070 Exam 2. My grader for the other class just got me the results from their Exam 2. I've graded all of Problem 1 on my exam -- the multiple guess problem. Huh. Good news, worst results were 3 of 10 right. Bad news, not a single person got the entire page right. Not a single one. Most people screwed up on Uniform Circular Motion or Newton's Laws or both. Most people got at least one of the two collision problems. Sigh...

But enough of that! The day, the day!

I did go out for an hour at noon to finish the roll of Fujicolor in the Nikon F3. Ended up taking a lot of glowing backlit shots of leaves, berries, weeds, fields and fall leaves. The field corn is finally dry enough the green is gone. It rustled in the breezes.

Spoiled by digital -- you can take more shots and preview exposure. Either these will all be really pretty or they'll all suck. Concerned with focus. The 28-200mm f3.5-5.6D AF NIKKOR can be used with older manual focus cameras, but I really need a different focusing screen. I used to be good at ignoring the blacked out split image prism of a Type K screen and concentrate on the microprisms at f5.6. But I am decades out of practise. Looking for an F3 Type R screen -- its split image is designed for f3.5-5.6 -- I had one for the Nikon F2SB back in the late 70s. And I just discovered that rewinding the F3 with the bulky DA-2 Action Finder is a pain. No wonder nearly all the Action Finders were on cameras with motor drives. I'll go back to using the auto-focus and built-in motor drive F4s until I buy an MD-4 for the F3.

In the meantime, Mrs. Dr. Phil dropped off the rolls from the F3 and the N2020 for processing and scanning. So we'll have some Michigan Tech and fall colors pictures Real Soon Now.

But what a lovely day!

Dr. Phil

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