Birthdays…

Birthdays...

Here’s a family snapshot for the morning.  Recently my father celebrated his 83rd birthday, he\’s had a lifetime of health problems and (as I’ve said here before), we sometimes sit on his porch and reflect on the fact that that he is the last man standing on his street, even more so since his nephew passed away recently.  You just never can figure those things.  He came from a large farm family born in the 30s and there are 3 of them left, both sisters are active and young for their age, both able to drive themselves over. All agree that they would like to go back to visit their childhood but not for very long.  Electricity apparently is a very valuable commodity that their farmer parents didn’t see the need for.

We had a great time.

This is a crop from the fish-eye that was returned.  For my whole lifetime, it was the only lens in which I opened the box, took off the lens cap, and immediately saw a flaw big enough to say oh my!   So much for quality control of those Korean lenses.  But the image quality seemed very nice, though I’m not a pixel peeper at all.  The photos just look really nice in my opinion.