This blog is about to be improved, courtesy of a Christmas gift.
I've never had a real camera. I have had an Advantix widescreen point-and-shoot, a digital point-and-shoot, a rather infamous Polaroid and several disposables (which shouldn't even be in the same category). But until this year I have not used a manual camera of any kind.
That is, until N. gifted me with a lovely Canon S5 is.
It's little, it's powerful and the pictures so far are beautiful!
Of course I lament not having it in the summer- wistfully imagining macro close-ups of budding plants and herbs- but alas, it will have to cover much ground until spring.
I took it out for a test run this afternoon when the sun was still fairly high in the sky. It was a balmy 36 degrees. Scattered clouds.
I took 134 shots; about 50 made it past the cutting room floor. The best of the best is below, with a twist! It's a photo caption contest, folks. Any genre, any caption. I will pick the best in approximately one week's time. Submit as often as you like!
N's suggestion is to use this image for greeting cards. Perhaps another small business is in the making?
Now try not to laugh too hard...