Friday October 7, 2022 Rocky roads in the Nevada Desert
Four wheeling day
We broke camp here around 10 and got on the road.
We started off on a real good road and were making good time. Nice ranch coming up on the left.
They had some of everything there as a ranch should.
We stopped at this spot to have a look at this mud flat by the road.
And we passed by this burro standing by the road by itself. It watched us as we drove on by.
The road was getting narrower, but was still in good shape for making time.
Another place along the route, out in the middle of no where and the road was soon to get real rocky.
The rest of the day things got real rocky and bumpy
The rest of the day was spent going real slow to get over the rocky road. First gear, low range, mostly idling along as that was as fast as we could go. Very bumpy road for most of the rest of this road. It was crossing over the mountains.
The road continued like this.
Not in a hurry
And this. We weren’t making much time but it was ok, as we weren’t in any hurry.
Marty, in back of me had to make a stop here to put a band aid on his elbow as the rocks on the road tend to tear the steering wheel out of one’s hands.
We continued on and were getting tired out so stopped here for a much needed break and some lunch.
We continued on and this one was a rough one to get up, bouncy bounce. Just staying in the seat was tough.
Camp for the night
The road finally got a bit better and we were really beat so stopped in this nice looking spot by a spring for the night, just after 3.
We are enjoying going over these rough roads and the weather is about perfect.
We will continue on tomorrow on some better roads and then hit another rough one I think.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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