New purchase and rants
I finally bought the camera I have been eyeing for two years now.-
The Canaon PowershotSD600 6.0 MP
A 'slight' improvement over my Nikon CoolPix800 1.2 MP don't you think? Don't bother looking it up- I'm sure its in the Nikon museum. It was a good camera for the time it was bought about 5 years ago. It felt bulky like a real camera- meaning I never dropped it or sat on it accidentally. It came with the added possibility of attaching a telephoto lens one day should I feel like it. You could still enlarge the pictures to a 8x10 on print and get a good enough resolution.
Ofcourse over the years I grew out of my fear of the toy like quality of the new light weight digital cameras and really really wanted one that fit in my purse.
But there was always something getting in the way of me updating the camera- a trip, a move, then new laptop, which I made sure fits into my over sized bag.
Finally this weekend, I trekked over to Future Shop and proceeded to subject myself to the usual masochistic patronization. Ever notice how the Future shop guys always speak to female customers like they are complete idiots about technology? The guy I got this time answered my query about taking pictures in low light situations, by going on and on on about how if you are a bad photographer the camera is useless and that cameras can't think for you etc, when I finally had enough. My response, smiling all the way-
"Do you always sell cameras by calling the your customers bad photographers, or is only because I happen to be woman?"
Ofcourse a bit of patronizing apologies followed...up until I bought the camera.
Can I say its the sexiest thing I've come across?
The camera that is, not the FutureShop guy -nice eyes though!
Ofcourse, I immediately went off to take some pictures of the scattered cherry blossoms trees in my neighbourhood.
Yes its low light- a usual cloudy morning in Vancouver. Maybe a guy would spend hours playing with the options right there, but I didn't want to freeze my toes off.
But never underestimate the power of Photoshop - you can always edit it to look like the real thing.
I'm not a photographer but they R pretty eh?
Surprisingly not as fragrant as I had hoped -but flowers in north america generally are not.
Probably driven by natural selection based on the high concentration of allergy sufferers.
LET YOU CHILDREN EAT SOME DIRT, people. Stop wiping everything with anti-bacterial spray!!
Sorry didn't mean to go off on a tanget, but its sad that so many Vancouverites are allergic to the flowers with all the fresh sea air around!
No stopping to smell the roses for these suckers.