Continuing my adventures with my new camera, with which I am so far very pleased, I have a few pictures to post.
The camera feels nice and chunky in my hand. If I remember to switch it back from macro, it focuses well and very quickly. I am slowly (and this will take a very long time I suspect) learning how it behaves in different light conditions. It has passed the white flower test, the one where some cameras just merge all the detail, and I love its snazzy red strap. Yes, I am that shallow.
I am not so keen on the way it charges. I would prefer to remove the battery and not leave the camera open and vulnerable with a lead connected, but I suppose that is a minor point. It woud be less minor if I had a spare battery.
I have accidentally photographed my nostrils, and the physiotherapist at the Hand Clinic (a whole new set of exercises, sponges and stretchy band thing) admired my new toy today.
Although the zoom is paltry compared to many little cameras, it is powerful enough for what I want. After all, I have my big Lumix with its array of lenses if I want to be serious about things.
Above all, I enjoy using it. So it is coming out and about with me, taking pictures of MasterB and things that catch my eye.
Over the past two days these have included:
Having reflected on successful blogging, I am now reflecting on my photography habit. I have missed having a point and squirt so much. I have always felt that one of the best things about being a journalist is that it is a licence to be nosey, and I think I just like being nosey with a camera.
I said I was shallow.
I think we’ll manage with your new toy! Lovely & crisp results!
Thanks Julia. I have just been working on some accounts, and am very pleased I got the columns to balance. Huge relief!
I am really enjoying it. On Saturday I am visiting Ramsgate and wondering if I might just take the Olympus rather than my full size Lumix.
I am so happy you have a new camera – I have missed your photos of interesting places in your neighborhood. I love the doors – the British do know how to do doors. And if you are shallow – you do it with a whole lot of class! 🙂
The doors’ colours compliment the yellow flowers and lush greenery so well just now, they seemed almost to have been painted to symbolise summer. I wonder if they were.
If you are looking for a theme – I find pub signs very interesting. 🙂
Yes, some are great. This isn’t the only one I photographed that day.
So the physiotherapist at the Hand Clinic admired the accidental photograph of your nostrils? A level of intimacy I never achieved with mine. Looks like MasterB is developing a bit of “mature gentlemen kitty” relaxed belly. We are enjoying upside down Mr. July.
Oops, sounds like I need to adjust that sentence. She was photographing the way to wrap the band round my hand so it doesn’t hurt.
The relaxed belly is a constant worry. All his food is weighed, I don’t think he visits anywhere for extra meals, but he is gaining weight.
Glad you are still enjoying the calendar. On my IFAW one I have a very sweet black Labrador puppy for July after June’s tiger.
Nothing shallow about you, just jolly good fun. What is the Tudor? wall with the inset wood?
I can’t tell you much about it apart from the location. It is off Borough High Street, one of the many yards that use to house galleried inns, just down from Talbot Yard. I would guess C17, but maybe earlier.
Good photos with your new camera – look forward to lots more!
It may come to Ramsgate with us. I am getting quite excited about our outing.
cameras are fun!
Your point and squirt seems to love macro! I think it was a wise choice Isobel!
Yes, the macro capability was the decider once I had settled that I should like to have the Wifi option. There is another Olympus Tough without Wifi, the 850 I think, which has an equally impressive macro. You said you were looking at cameras the other week. Are you tempted? You can use these under water, though I admit that is not my intention, but it could be nice to have a camera it is safe to go paddling with.
I am tempted but I have two Nikon DSLRs I would have to get rid of first. I really am just dreaming. I would have to be picking my camera up much more than I am now to warrant the purchase of another Nikon. I have a fairly new Canon point and shoot. CH uses it the most, I can’t get used to not having a view finder.. 😀
If CH is usimng the point and squirt I think you have grounds for your own throw-it-in-the-bag-and-take-it-everywhere camera. At first, I thought your two DSLRs comment was reasonable, then I realised I have a Lumix 4/3, an Olympus SLR, an ok camera on my phone, not to mention an ancient Olympus Trip tucked up in my wollens drawer, but this fills a different need. It is odd not having a view finder. The Olympus 650 has a tilt screen so that can help to see what you are photographing if it is low or at an odd angle. Or if you are into selfies…
No selfies! 😕
I’m in that club too, apart from the occasional accidental one, like Monday’s nostril shot.
That would be an interesting picture.. 😀
I wasn’t thinking of posting it!
I’m sure you weren’t but I can’t help but be amused. And curious. Does that make me strange.. 🙂
A private email maybe.
Thanks Olivia. Is your do over already?
Always fun to experiment with a new camera, and it makes me wish I had developed an earlier interest in photography and photojournalism; the writing grind of journalism wore on me pretty quickly.
But then again it would be work. I have just about given up journalism; the rewards are so small for the work, and chasing commissions is draining.