Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day Seven Hundred and Eighteen

Well, it's red!

Item #101, done!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day Seven Hundred and Eleven

This week marks the completion of a few items, but I'll write about them separately so you don't have to read a zillion-word essay on What I Did This Summer (So Far).

First:  Ta-daaa!  Item #2 is done!

I did indeed save up for a camera, and I researched them too.  The thing is, the more I researched the more I realized that I don't have a) the time or b) the sort of brain to actually USE all the features on one of those super-duper fancy-dancy cameras that look so neat in the customer reviews.  So I kind of gave up on the research, and put the money in my savings account.  And then I, uh, sort of lost my old camera.  (Insert very sad and embarrassed face here.)

And then my brother-in-law gave my sister one of those cameras (and she DOES have the kind of brain and photographer's eye that can really get some use out of a fancy camera), and she gave me her old one!  (Insert very surprised, grateful and happy face here!)  So now I have this lovely little Canon PowerShot A560 with a nice close-up feature, user-friendly zoom, user-friendly focus, video capability, easy-to-manage exposure tweaking (I'm sure there's a technical name for that), and - do you see a trend here?  "Easy" and "user-friendly" seem to be important features in any camera I use, and this one has those aplenty.

Also, it's just a little too big to fit into the back pocket of my jeans, which means it does not have the opportunity to fall OUT of (or possibly get stolen out of) the back pocket of my jeans.

So, thank you, best sister - I am grateful indeed for a camera that lets me take pictures like this ...

... and this ...

... and this.