Forty-nine seconds after 7:12 AM today, sunrise occurred for the first time on Cape Ann in twenty-eighteen.
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Joey’s sick post about a deer farting got me to thinking and so I loaded up Stella with some beans.
Click twice to embiggen: sucker is 9,283 pixels wide.Panorama on the new iPhone 5 is pretty slick. As simple as can be and no waiting. Sometimes it says to slow down as I pan across. Here is one of my first shots. Oh Em Gee! When I pointed the camera directly into the sun I detect a purple haze. Apple is going to die for this!
The pano stitching is pretty good. Handheld and turn the phone. The horizon is a tad ragged on the left hand side but the clarity through out is not too shabby. All three lighthouses , couple of boats, a dog and a duck. I over saturated the colors on a lower resolution and I can do a better job with a smooth sweep with practice. If dogs or people move when you are sweeping they can become quite amusing, scary, and mutated.
I’ll write my review of the iPhone after I use it for a week.
First impressions: I can talk in a monotone robot voice pretty easily so Siri can dictate notes and email. It does pretty well and I think I might use that feature.
The maps app with siri is seriously amazing. I have not driven off a cliff yet. Get in the car and tell Siri to drive to an address and #boom she is a chatty little thing telling me the way.
Bizarre quirk: We haven’t figured out the command to tell her we have arrived and we would like her to quit the map program. Siri, quit maps, Siri, stop driving, Siri, shut up. None of them worked. Sue finally told her to shut the fsck up and she replied, “that’s not very nice” and quit the app. She is amusing and I hope I do not get locked up when found on a street corner swearing at my phone in one hand with a Rubber Duck in the other.
Click on the pick for the full monty. Stella, Rubber Duck, Chapin’s Gully, Pigeon Cove.
Oh em gee it’s snowing outside I cannot go out to take a photo and Stella won’t go outside because there are alligators in the puddles. So I’ll just post a photo that Marty Luster took of Stella at a GMG Mug Up while everyone was stuffed in the kitchen.
Which I thought of after visiting puppytube.com and ran into this animated gif
For the record, Stella would never think of eating that muffin … unless it was Joey’s. And just a lick.
FYI: Tomorrow at 2 PM I will post my review of Donovan Hohn’s book, Moby-Duck. This is the true story of bath toys lost at sea. My review will focus on the 7,200 Rubber Ducks that fell off a container ship in 1992. As point of reference, the Good Morning Gloucester Rubber Duck washed up on the shores of Rockport in 1984.