For some time, I’d been thinking it would be neat, sometimes, to have a really small [but good] camera … like a pocket camera, or at least one that would fit in my purse. The Nikon D90 that I have [and love] is kind of heavy and bulky to carry everywhere. This was a very ‘loose’ thought … no concrete plans, until Friday, two weeks ago.
Was reading about a compact camera [Nikon Coolpix P510], probably it must have been the amount of zoom that attracted me because I went straight downtown, to Appleby’s, and bought it!
That must have been one of my life’s more premature decisions. Don’t get me wrong … it was a lovely, little camera and it took beautiful pictures — it wasn’t that! I had it for that weekend, went on a photowalk with a friend and that was probably when it dawned on me it was wrong.
If I am anything at all, I’m a nature photographer … birds, animals … that’s what I love to shoot. Anyone who’s followed this blog for some time knows that. You just can’t focus as fast with that type of camera as you can with a DSLR … besides: it didn’t even fit in my purse, which was the main reason for getting one!!!
All of that weekend I felt so bad … after all it cost a great deal of money too! Wasn’t sure of the rules … whether I’d be allowed to turn it back. However, got a hold of my friend and mentor at Appleby’s on Facebook and asked him. He said it wasn’t a problem as long as I had all the packaging material. Luckily I did! For once I hadn’t emptied my waste basket here, underneath the desk … normally I would have thrown it all down the chute! Yay! That is perhaps something to really bear in mind when you buy something expensive like that … in case you get second thoughts!
The result of all this is that I love my Nikon D90 even more than I did before 😀
We’ve had some rainy days, on and off, when we’ve stayed at home a lot. One day, the raindrops were dangling particularly nice off the flowers on the balcony so I decided to, once more, try the reflection in the droplet. Here are two examples of what I got…
For some time, I’ve also worked on a separate photo blog. A place to post photos that don’t go with any blog post here, but that I like enough to post … also to have them gathered in one place — just because I like them. There are many different opinions about photo blogs. Some people would find them tedious and would rather watch paint dry than looking at photos without text. Others … who are perhaps into photography, could be interested. «You can’t please them all», that’s what I keep reminding myself of. Won’t post the link to the other blog, because I’m still going back in time, adding to it so it would mean too many notifications if someone were to subscribe to it.
Happy June, bloggeroos!