Is There A Danger of a Nose Falling Off?
If this were a review of the Sony HDR-SR12 Video Camera, I would have more to talk about than just how ridiculously many still photos it can take.
If this were a narration of more than a tiny excerpt of a "vacation," I would probably start from the beginning instead of with this Q and A excerpt.
My tendency toward photographic frugality was born in my youth, when I had to pay for film and "developing" out of my "allowance." I think this camera has finally broken through that conditioning. I ended up taking over a thousand still photos and a couple of hundred short videos. With which I managed to fill less than 10% of the camera's disk storage. Other tendencies toward frugality remain with me. For instance, you can just bet that I shall derive a number of additional blogitems from those thousand-plus photos.
If you've never been on a tourist bus trip, it works like this: You go somewhere, get on a bus, see a lot of neat things, get off the bus somewhere else, and come home. Remember, I promised (above) just a "few words" about the bus. You can just bet that I shall derive a number of additional blogitems from the bus trip, too. Hint. It's a lot more fun than I made it sound!
The Carved Mountain
Of course, that would be Mount Rushmore. (And Crazy Horse, but that's another nearby subject.) You've probably heard a lot about Mount Rushmore, including the fact that it seems "so much smaller" up close. Not so! It seems just as large as it seems. Once you're beyond the depth-perception range of binocular vision, it's nearly impossible to judge the size of something without additional cues. To me it looked big. I think that's the point of using mountains as a canvas.
Yes, some of those thousand-plus photos were of Rushmore. But rather than bore you with them on my blog, I made a "synth" of them that you can see here at Microsoft's remarkable Photosynth.Net site. If you've ever had the urge to stare up a president's rocky nostril, here's your chance. (You will need a "plug-in" for your web browser.)
Mount Rushmore is very impressive, as is the pavilion where all the state flags are flown. But not so impressive that I eschewed using some more of those photos to capture some Rushmore humor.
Yes, there are even more. Don't ask.
NP: "Happiness is the Road" - Marillion (just received by post yesterday)