I ordered this new beauty on Sunday from Amazon and got it late yesterday afternoon. I’ve only used it for a couple of hours and I already love it to death!
It’s a Canon PowerShot SX20 IS – it has 20 x optical zoom and 4 x digital zoom, which adds up to 80 x zoom altogether. No offense to Kodak, but I have only used barely even a quarter of the settings it (Canon) has to off and it has already proven itself to be absolutely amazing.
It’s bulkier and heavier than the Kodak, but I personally like having something to fill my hands, so that is a pro for me. The weight also seems to help reduce the shake produced from pressing down the shutter. The only complaint I have so far is that there is no leash on the lens cap, making it easy for it to slip off. So far my favorite setting has been the “Super Macro” which allows you to amazing macros without having to have a DSLR with a macro lens. I’m also very impressed with how it handles low light – took a couple of photos in the house with the auto setting and they were great. Can’t wait to see how it does at my next concert!
Here’s a couple sample shots I’ve taken:
A macro example:
Confession: these were all edited to B&W…
My loyal guardian, happy to pose for me.
I was not expecting to find this lurking in at the edge of the mud puddle, with the tadpoles – I think he scared me more than I scared him. It was a pretty warm day, so maybe he was trying to cool off… or maybe frog meat was on the menu?
Almost walked into it 😉
And what would this be without an “old timey” bridge photo? This is the Oregon City bridge, over the Willamette, by the way.
See what the rest of the Sunday Stills gang is doing here!
I didn’t realize until we got the challenge this week just how much yellow we have around here!
Rhubarb Curd. Yes, not exactly the most appetizing shade of yellow, but the delicious lemony flavor more than makes up for it. Want to try it, recipe here.
Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor), an interloper in our hay fields.
Torching up scrap into more manageable pieces.
Butter cup patch.
Old broom handles come in handy for keeping stirrups straight when you’re not riding.
Enjoy more Sunday Stills contributions here.
Dad and I went and saw Christian Kane opening for Justin Moore at the Rose Festival CityFair. He puts on an amazing show!
Redtail Hawk with a garden snake.
The reflection of the window on Dad’s guitar.