umm.. the pier.. isn't for sale. This is the private pier in Orange Beach that is located about halfway between the Romar Beach Public Access and the pass at the Flora-Bama line. I parked at Romar Beach and made the trek to the pass and back, the other day -- after work.
Doing so, I learned that 1) I really like jogging on the beach and listening to headphones. 2) I really like taking pictures along our public beaches and 3) I was completely wrong in how I thought I would use my current cameras.
When I bought the A77, I always intended it as a "hip camera" for photo walks. When I preordered the D800, I always intended it as a tripod/scenery camera. The lenses on the Sony are pretty great, less expensive than their Nikon counterparts. The 16-50mm kit lens might just be the clearest piece of glass on the planet.
and so, as I made my trek, here I was adorned in what I thought would be my perfect "photo walk" gearing.
A 10 lb 36 megapixel perched on my mid-size manfrotto tripod, awkwardly acting as a walking-stick. A 5 lb camera on a sling at my side. Ipod Nano jamming. Ready to do business. Watchout seagulls...
Yeah, I'm stupid.
A human being can only really use one camera at a time and I'm not a serious, professional-need-my-camera-to-provide-for-family type of guiy, so I don't need two really super ridiculous expensive cameras on me at the same time. Besides... if I'm equipped with a super wide angle lens and then some portrait-worthy person walks up and I don't have that portrait-ready hip cam to use, is it really the end of the world? Nope.
Moreso, I really don't need to own two of them at one time.
So, with the Sony A77 back in my possession from having the LCD replaced that I scratch and in as-new condition, I'm sad to see it go.
But, it will.