Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Camera

I have been having thoughts of replacing my first digital camera. It was purchased almost a year ago. Took a while for me to master the simplicity of using it. But I finally mastered it.
Also learned to download and post online. An accomplishment for this aging soul.

I look longingly at the wonderful photography talent of many sites that I read. The images are magnificent. I have the thought "how could anyone think my attempt at this is pleasing" but I am enjoying the learning process. I might add that one of the reasons for me wanting to relocate to my country property are the opportunities - hopefully - I will have for nature photography.

I have been using a Kodak camera and the images have been pleasing to my beginners eye.
I have had thoughts of replacing it with a Lumix.

I shared previously that I dropped my camera on Easter Sunday. I replaced it yesterday quickly with the same camera that had been upgraded over the last year. Not sure if this is what I want. I will decide over the next few weeks.

Any suggestions out there for this novice photographer?

I am acknowledging that as time goes on it takes me longer to learn anything new. Several I know have commented that they want no part of what I am doing. It makes me smile that some seem to enjoy reading about my journey through this life. What in the world would I do if I did not do this and also my gardening, reading and create homes.

A very few years ago I never thought I would have a computer, be writing, downloading images, and have a printer and scanner sitting on my desk and I never thought that past the age of 70 I would be building another home and planning on relocating.

Some early morning thoughts from One Woman - who needs to get busy and head down the road to the country.


Judy said...

Hi Ernestine. I remember how frustrated you would get when you first started with the pictures. You have come a long way from then and I am sure you will continue to surprise yourself with your talents.

MsGraysea said...

You have done a wonderful job with your pictures and I am amazed that you have been at it such a short time.
Are there any local community schools which offer a class in digital photography? Perhaps for owners of new cameras??
You have certainly shown great courage in your commitment to lifelong learning and accomplishments, perhaps that would be a new fun thing which would only last a few weeks.

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

I commend you for growing with these technological challenges. I am sure you will master your camera just as you have mastered so many other things. I am glad that photography speaks to your soul. Mine too! The gorgeous photos that others capture, that is, not mine. I don't appear to be too gifted in this direction. I love savoring the works of others...I'll look forward to yours!

L. said...

...sorry about your broken camera.

I absolutely adore my Canon G9 digital camera. It is so user friendly and takes really nice pictures!

I download all of my photos to Picasa and they have a link that goes directly to my blog. It is so easy and convenient.

Good luck!
I look forward to some nature pictures in the future! : )

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy,Marcia, Jan and Grammie - thanks for the suggestions on my camera. I really have had great luck with my little inexpensive Kodax. Do not want to take any classes. Usually learn on my own.

Darlene said...

Because I love photography I splurged on a Canon Rebel Xti. If you are serious about nature photography you might want a good lens. They are faster than the ordinary lens and can capture flying objects. Also you will need a zoom lens because wildlife will not let you get close enough to take a good picture.

You can get recommendations from Consumer Reports at your library on cameras and lens. I studied before buying mine. I really wanted a Nikon, but it was more expensive so I got the next best camera I could afford.

Anonymous said...

I depend on zoom to frame my photos and I like the 12x optical zoom on my current Sony camera.

Gail said...

Ernestine, Hello...I am looking at the newest Canon; it has a super zoom, 20X or greater that means you can get fantastic bird and critter shots...and a good macro so you can get close to the buds. Hope this helps! gail

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Darlene, First50 and Gail, thank you for the suggestions. I am still thinking. My plans were to update my present camera when my home sold. But since I dropped it may do it now.

Balisha said...

We over 70 are learning new things each day. It is good for our minds keep them active and thinking.Keep up with the good are inspiring people.

Tabor said...

I have two cameras. I take my point-and-shoot Canon Powershot G9 for most of my picture taking on family events. When trying to capture wildlife or something more challenging I have a Canon EOS Rebel XT (expensive) and use the lense that came with it and then also use a Canon 70-300 MM with image stablization---an expensive gift to myself since I do not get diamonds or emeralds! I also use some photo processing to sharpen or enhance certain images. It all involves a steep learning curve...especially at our age!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, thanks for the information.
I am looking at a Canon PowerShot SX10-IS - It is running about $369 has the 20X Optical Zoom. It will be a special gift to myself since all I have bought for myself in years are things to plant.