Wednesday, October 26, 2005

My New Camera

I got a new camera recently. Now, I must say that when it comes to reading directions, I'm not so good. I'm more the kind of person who likes something simple, that I can pretty much intuitively know how to operate. Especially on something like a camera. My pea brain is nearing capacity at the ripe old age of . . . well, never mind. Let's just say that I'd rather cram whatever remaining cells I have with knitting patterns, spinning techniques, or quilt ideas. So when my Dear Hubby went on his shopping expedition he kept that in mind. His new camera is much more complex. He chose a Canon Powershot S2 IS, which, coincidentally, is exactly the same model that his mother chose when she bought her new camera in Arizona at roughly the same time. My camera, he decided, should be something that could make use of the multitude of flash cards that we had left over from our old camera. My camera, I told him, must fit inside of my purse and not take up too much space. I got a Canon Power Shot S410 Digital Elph. While it's not the smallest on the market, it does fit pretty comfortably inside my shoulder bag. It lives inside a small case so is relatively protected from the other debris that floats around in the bag.

There's not too much for me to mess up on this camera . . . except . . . on the backside, just above the little screen, there's a dial . . . which, sometimes, when I put the camera back into its little pouch, inadvertently gets turned. I just learned a little lesson here, because it seems that if the little dial gets turned to the bottom setting, you shoot a movie with this camera. Picture quality then . . . not so good. And when you go to download the photos, they're in a movie format, which my iPhoto program doesn't retrieve. Dear Hubby to the rescue with his secret decoder ring (antique card reader). I was at least able to see the blurry images. Alas, I just tried to load these photos to the blog, but the files would not go through. I can just tell you that they would have been stunning, if only you could have seen them, and if only they had not been so blurry. #-[

So what you see here today, are some of the photos that I managed to take in the proper format. Enjoy!


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