New York, New Camera

Bay Park (Hewlitte Bay, NY)

HERE are some photos from my recent trip to NY. I started out the trip by buying a new lightweight camera for traveling; an Olympus E-M10mark3 with a 12-42mm (2x) collapsible lens. It takes 16 mega-pixel photos and 4k/UHD videos. I’m very pleased with the results and very impressed with its 5-axis in-body image stabilization.

I didn’t get out for shooting as much as I would have liked but we did visit two beautiful places, Clark Garden, and Bay Park on Hewlett Bay.

Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ: Biosphere2. See GALLERY. This is a very impressive complex to tour. The entire place is hermetically sealed, unlike green houses at a typical botanic garden. There were tropical zones as well as desert zones all climate controlled. In order to prevent the glass from exploding due to air pressure changes during the day there were two “lungs” that would expand and contract as the pressure varied. Each “lung” was 150′ across with a ceiling weighing a few tons would rise and fall as needed. Originally the Biosphere hosted a number of scientists who were sealed into the facility for a couple of years to study self-sustaining environments. There are currently no residents housed there but various experiments are still on going.