Nikon Regsweeper released + NX 2 64 bit?

Two days ago Nikon released a new free software called Regsweeperwhich will remove all registry entries after uninstalling Nikon software from your Windows based computer:

Stanley Kubrick the Photojournalist 1949

Before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called “Chicago City of Contrasts.”
Chicago Tribune


H/T Ann Althouse

Adobe Elements 9 Now available for download, and Lightroom 3 sale at Amazon!

One day only for a great price on Lightroom 3 for $119.00!

Elements 9 for Windows and Mac now available for download.


H/T Instapundit



Camera Raw update to 6.4.1

Adobe issued an update to the list of supported cameras within  Camera Raw May 24, 2011.

Upload page for Windows here:

MAC users here:

An update you may have missed for Photoshop CS5

“The 12.0.4 update enables specially designed apps on tablets, smartphones, and PCs to communicate with and control interaction with Photoshop CS5 (Located in the Edit menu: Remote Connections). Now you can be creative on other devices and instantly incorporate what you create into Photoshop. You must install the 12.0.4 update to activate a remote connection between Photoshop CS5 and any apps that Adobe or third-party developers create to interact with Photoshop. For example, Photoshop CS5 must be updated to 12.0.4 to interact with three new iPad apps that Adobe has designed to work with it – Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava, and Adobe Eazel. These apps will be available in the future on the App Store. ” ~Adobe

Links are here:


MAC users here:

Nikon My Picturetown for the iphone, ipod touch, and ipad

“This is the Nikon my Picturetown iPhone application. my Picturetown is an online photo sharing/storage service brought to you by Nikon.
This application makes it easy to create albums and organize photos taken with your iPhone. With this handy application, you can view and share photos stored on my Picturetown anytime, anywhere.’~Nikon Inc

Link is here:


H/T Nikon Rumors

News from Nikon & Canon

Nikon announces its plans to keep its original schedule for new products.

H/T Nikon Rumors

Canon USA Provided updates On Highly Anticipated EF Lens Availability For 2011

Horse Heaven Trail to Mission Peak Pole

Copyright © 2011 Deborah M. Zajac.  All Rights Reserved.

I met two fellow hikers this morning who are also training for some upcoming summer hiking and backpacking trips. Our goal this morning was to start the hike at 5:30AM, summit and be down by 8:30AM.

I fell behind rapidly, and at one point was at least a 1/2 mile behind my 2 hiking companions. They were wonderful and marked or pointed me in the right direction when I reached a fork in the trail. We hiked up a new to me trail this morning called the Horse Heaven trail which takes you up the back side of the mountain.

The trail is pretty steep in a few places, and then meanders around the ridge, and then you drop down into a valley lush with a little creek, oak trees, and native shrubs. A large part of the trail is single track and very rutted from cows, and rain, but it winds its way gently up the slope then under the Peak 100ft or so it gets steep again.

I was surprised to find myself at the Pole once I reached the summit. I was there before I expected to be. The hike itself was work, and quite strenuous in those really steep places, but not as hard as it’s been before. I do believe I’m getting stronger. Rather than another shot of me at the Pole here is the view of the Pole, and distant Downtown San Jose gleaming in the morning sun light.

I improved my Summit time by 10 minutes and overall up and down time by an hour!

(see my hike stats at the bottom of the page)

More views from the trail-

View of Mission Peak Trail winding up the mountain w/ construction trucks. Mission Peak is getting a new bathroom up at the sub Peak. It’s much better than an Out-house!

Steven and Nick climbing a really steep bit of Horse Heaven Trail

Lichen covered boulders and rocks with a view of the bay and Fremont, CA.

A view of the single track part of the trail, and ridge line with the morning sunlight shining on the hilltop.

Very near the summit a Meadow Lark was greeting the morning with song.

On the way down taking the Mission Peak Trail we saw the new bathroom’s upper half and roof being put into place.

Hike details:

Total miles hiked- 6.2

Total elevation gain- 2,197ft

Time to summit 1:50

Total Hike time: 3:06

Nikon D300s|Nikkor 18-200mm VR