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This is what appears to be a custom-made fifth wheel boondocking at the old rodeo grounds. You can tell it's custom-made by the name, and the weird, nonstandard windows in the trailer.
But the thing that I found interesting, and the reason I took this picture, is the four oddly shaped thingies on the front of the fifth wheel. So far I've been unable to figure out what purpose they serve. And the only thing I can come up with is they had a small boat tied sideways across the front of the trailer, because I think I can see some tiedown points next to each funny shaped thing. I've seen bicycles tied up their before but this doesn't look like it's for that purpose.
I reckon I need to walk down the road and get a closer look, I would stop by and say hi but I've never seen a truck there.
As I mentioned yesterday, the 45-megapixel sensor on Cannon's new R5 mirrorless camera changed how I take pictures and why Cannon's 24-240 mm lens has become my every day walking around lens.
If I need to take a picture of something that requires a wide angle, instead of using my wide-angle lens, I take a three-shot pano of the scene, stitch them together in Lightroom, and have a wide-angle shot. And if I need a photo that requires a lot of reach, I extend the lens out to 240mm, I then use that 45-megapixel sensor to crop in tight on the subject, so it looks like I'm using a much bigger telephoto. The 45-megapixel sensor has enough megapixels that the subject still looks sharp and clear even though I've thrown most of those megapixels away.
And these new sensors handle digital noise way better than the older sensors did. So I took almost every picture of the barrel racers at the Pima County Fairgrounds with the Canon 24-240 mm lens. And most of them were heavily cropped and taken at an ISO of around 6000 since it was indoors, with no flash, and all the subjects were moving fast.
Like I said before, I don't know if I could get away with high-quality prints doing that, but maybe I could; photographers got away with quality prints at two megapixels, and my cropped subject has way more than two megapixels left in it.
I use Lightroom for almost everything and Photoshop for a few things. But Photoshop does way more than I need doing, and I've never fully understood it. But for sharpening photos, I've never found anything better than Topaz Sharpen AI. This is because I'm lazy and seldom, if ever, use a tripod. I also take pictures in low light, which requires slow speeds that tend to blur images, and Topaz Sharpen AI is amazing at what it can do to a blurry image.
So in closing, I would say you probably shouldn't buy another lens until you're sure about what camera body you're going to use since lenses don't always match up with different cameras. And the way I've always felt about lenses is... You're much better off with a $100 camera and a $1000 lens than the other way around.
And yes, a 150-600 mm zoom is a great lens for birds. And will work better than the Canon 100-400 mm lens I'm using for that purpose now.
It looks like your comment gave me two days' worth of blog posts, so I guess you could say, "I was inspired."
I think I mentioned long ago that this unofficial boondocking area at the old rodeo grounds used to be a real paid campground, with running water and a dump station. But when the rodeo grounds died so did the campground, now there's no water, no dump station and only a few markers left in place to show where campsites actually existed.
This is an old dead tree stump in the boondocking area where I'm staying. It's covered with various bits of flotsam and jetsam, there's more flotsam than there is jetsam, but it includes pieces of metal, various old-time artifacts, and the bones of boondocker's that have run out of water out here.
A few winters ago while I was staying here I saw half a dozen people rooting around in the dirt in this fenced in area. Talking to them I found out that since this is all County property, this area had been designated a communal garden and anyone could grow vegetables in here.
By the looks of it I would say those folks soon discovered that the desert does not give up its vegetables easily, and requires lots of effort and mucho water.
This Sandhill Crane is getting bullied by other members of the herd because he has a dirty beak. Since beaks are the main weapon used to kill photographers and birders, dirty beaks are not allowed, unless of course they're still in the process of killing and eating the aforementioned photographers and birders.
This is either a high school barrel racer, or a girl chasing her boyfriend on Sadie Hawkins Day.... If your too young to remember the Little Abner cartoon, you'll have to look it up.