Beware the diopter.

I got my beloved camera back on Saturday. We live around the corner from this fantastic camera shop owned by a man and his wife for nearly 40 years. He told me that they are in the process of retiring because they haven’t been on a vacation in that entire time. He also told me that there wasn’t a thing wrong with my camera. Hmmm….you mean there is a button on the camera that makes the view through the viewfinder blurry? That can’t be right. Why would you want that?

Well, fellow non-manual readers, there is a button. A dial to be exact called the diopter on the SLR camera which you can use to adjust the view for your eye. Oh. Oops.

Thankfully the camera man charged me nothing for this valuable lesson and even cleaned my lens.

This unnecessary break from my camera did force me to bring out my point-and-shoot camera and remember why it is good to have a pocket-sized photo machine.

 

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The last photos I took.

Here are the photos I took moments before the moment I think I might have broken my camera. I still haven’t heard the verdict.

Anyway, Zach was hanging out with Dash and Watson in the backyard and called to me that I might want to bring out the camera. Zach was throwing the tennis ball for Watson and Dash was having a fantastic time watching. He has a Watson dance which basically is just convulsing every part of his body when Watson walks by.

This one is Zach’s favorite picture. The concentration, the form – Zach says he looks just like a pitcher on the mound.

Watson loves any attention at all and a game of catch puts him over the edge. He was prancing and wagging like crazy which gave Dash plenty to laugh about.

It is so fun to have warm weather and be able to spend more time with Dash outside. If my camera is gone for a long time at least we had a good last day in the sun together.