Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I Haven't Forgotten...

...that I have a blog, it's just that the Christmas silly season seems to be starting around here. And I have a new camera to play with. Lots of zoom and what-all else. For those who care about such things, it is a Panasonic DMC-FZ50. It's more expensive than I intended, but it looked so good that I couldn't resist - so far I love the big manual ring controls on the front for focus and zoom, just like an old-fashioned film camera - very easy to use.

There will be photos here when I figure out how to get them from the camera to the computer, I probably need to set up new cables since I'm not sure that the ones for my old camera fit. At the moment though I am doing boring things like taking the same photo on different apertures just to see how much I can blur or sharpen the background - not necessarily pretty shots, just whatever is around.

In the meantime Fiji is or isn't having a coup. I couldn't believe it when I picked up the paper on Friday and saw "Fiji's coup postponed for rugby game". Well yes, I could believe it, actually. I'd believe it in New Zealand, too, except that we wouldn't be having a coup in the first place. I'm not sure that we even have enough military to stage a coup, even if they were that way inclined. They're probably far more likely to say "she'll be right, mate" than to try and overthrow the government.

Every time I read the military commander's name I think "Bananarama".

Hopefully I'll post something soon for onedeepbreath, and Poetry Thursday will be along soon, too.


Kay Cooke said...

Can't WAIT to see those photos!!!!!

la vie en rose said...

ooooh, new camera goodness!!! how much fun!

Deb R said...

YAY on the new camera!! Sounds like it's a big brother/sister to the one I bought a couple of months ago. I predict you'll love it!!

carmilevy said...

If I were in the market for a point-and-shoot, I'd put Panasonic at the top of my list. Their lenses - Leica, in this case - are divine. And in the world of photography, the glass matters more than anything else.

May you capture many memorable images with it in the years to come. Congrats!