Last night before sleep I imagine the stunning photos I’m going to take with my new camera.
It’s a Panasonic TZ3 Lumix. When I take it out of the box, I immediately notice its heft is more than my other crummy cameras. Nice. The shutter click is fast and sharp, whereas my other cameras are a slow and lazy bunch.
Mick, my dear friend whom I’ve never met in person (a minor detail) also included TWO lithium batteries, a really nice case, a battery charger, cords, etc. Everything like brand-new, right down to the software and manual. What a wonderful birthday gift!
I’m anxious to try it out.
This desert is a very difficult place to photograph once the sun is high in the sky. The Sonoran Desert at least has some color variations to work with. Here in the Alabama Hills of California the prevailing color is tan, tan, and more tan! Then there’s Mt. Whitney. It’s pretty hard to capture all that purple mountain majesty in a photo. At least for an amateur like me.
But now I can try!
I wake up this morning and see all the interesting comments in response to yesterday’s post about my pet peeve. Well, I have to jump in! Most of the morning I read and reply to comments until I look away from the monitor and out the window. The soft light of the early hours is long gone. Bright light and harsh shadows everywhere. I can’t wait. I have to take some photos!
I’m walking the crew and clicking at everything!
What fun! Even down at the laundromat in Lone Pine, it’s here a pic, there a pic, everywhere a pic-pic . . . . Later I find that the photos have a reddish tint. I since learned that I had it set on the wrong “mode.” (I used the photo editor to take the tint away.) I could change the aspect ratio, too. I have to admit I wasn’t paying much attention to the settings, I was having so much fun! The BLT is in several of these photos, a tiny white dot. [slideshow]
Okay, now that you’ve seen the photos, you need to go back and read the post, gall dern it! You jumped ahead, didn’t you. And no, there’s no Canine Corner! I promise . . . tomorrow the crew will be back to upstage me once again!