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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Smart Phone Is Still Outsmarting Me!

February 7, 2012

It's 6:10 a.m. and it's still quite dark outside.  I'm at work, and as I passed by a window, I noticed a flashing red light inside my car on top of the dash near the windshield.  Now what is that all about?  I would go out and check but it's dark and cold out there.   The mystery will have to wait for daylight.

I've been busy these past two days trying to figure out how to make a phone call on my new smart phone.  When I try to make a call, a man comes on and says that I don't have enough funds to make the call.   My daughter Dee Dee spent a couple of hours trying to get my minutes activated but had no luck.  I spent a few hours on it too with the same results. 

I finally had to call where I bought the phone to see if they could help me.  After a day of trying to contact Cricket, they were finally able to get my minutes all set up.  Phew!   However, the saga gets better.  I tried to do a couple of things on the phone but it keeps saying that it does not support WiFi.  Huh?  It has WiFi built right into it!   It has 3G!  So what's the problem now?  I will have to go find me a  dealer and see if they can show me how to use this contraption.

Last night the Mrs let me photograph her hands for a photo challenge.  The challenge required that we take a photo that showed love, using only the hands.   Seventy years after saying "I Do", the Mrs still loves her sweetheart.   Here's my photo.  I think it says it all.

I also have a photo from the park to share.  I was shooting into the sun (I think) which makes a blue outline, but still I like this photo.

I 'm not really sure why some of my bird photos have an outline so I'm assuming it's because of the sun.   Last night, I ordered a filter set for this newer lens.  Possibly the polarizing filter will eliminate this problem.  I don't know but I'll soon find out.  If any of you know why this happens, please do leave me a comment.  I will certainly appreciate it.

It's almost time now to start packing up to go home.   It's been a long night and my little bed is sure going to look good.   Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Nani said...

Edna, I so sorry your smart phone is more a smart-alec phone! Smart phones frighten me. Any time I’ve tried to use one, it’s made me feel dumb.

I love, love, love your photo of The Mrs.’ hands! You captured love beautifully!

I’d love to offer some ideas on you outline problem, but honestly, I don’t see the outline. I had David take a look and he didn’t see it either. Maybe it’s the resolution on my screen or if you reduce the resolution of the photo to post it. It might be something unseen electronically that you would see in a print though. I do know that if you shoot with more backlight than key light, it has a halo effect. That’s TV lighting, but still portrait lighting works the same. Of course, you really can’t bring a flash to capture birds in flight! I will say that you know “you’ve arrived” in your hobby or profession when you can see the “mistakes” no one else does!

Hugs, Nani

seamhead gypsy said...

If it isn't too late, get rid of that smart alec phone and get yourself an iPhone. You'll be glad you did and wonder why you didn't sooner.

And I'm not seeing any outline either.

smiekeltje said...

Oh Edna, why are those new toys so difficult to use and/or understand? LOL!
You sure have trouble with this smatphone. May it's a good suggestion of Seamhead gypsy, to change the phone, one that will be a lot easier to use and get working, what do you think?
The cap/hat you sent me for my birthday has been used! Yesterday I had it on and it sure does a good job. With a bit of wind it was feeling a lot colder than the actual temperature, but it kept my head and ears and cheeks warm!!!
Take a good rest today!
Oh, the picture of the Mrs.'s hands is lovely!

The Queen Jester said...

I love the photo of her hands - very nicely done. I had never heard of Cricket before being down here. Are they Nationwide? I thought it was just a southern thing. I think with my smart phone I can pay an additional fee to create a hot spot to get wi-fi but haven't tried it yet. That might be our solution to wi-fi on the road.