A little more testing of how the new camera performs. If you want to see it on the map, you can use these coordinates for most mapping services: 35.460474, -97.415054
Coming in from Sandra Drive, if you look to your left, you’ll see this playground pit. The surface of the pit is a thick layer of shredded tire rubber. That’s the standard these days, unless you can afford those expensive outdoor rubber mats. Some places around the county still have plain old sand, but a few lawsuits will change that soon enough in our litigious society.
There’s a park here because this is a flood zone where you can’t build anything else. This is shot looking northward from the bridge; the stream bed here is choked with native weeds that you could mistake for hemp without a closer look. Those tracks are out of service.
I wanted a shot of the rail bridge with less clutter. Somehow the bridge came out a lot darker as the new camera compensated for the bright sun from the right, while I’m standing in the shade of a black walnut tree. I’m still testing with the default automatic settings. It’s actually a little challenging to shoot in the Oklahoma sun during the summer. It was already pretty warm by midmorning and I sweltered on my return track up on Reno Boulevard.