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“Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science.” - Girl Genius, by Kaja & Phil Foglio

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Perspective, it's all about perspective ...

Monday, November 4, 2013

New Camera

I bought my daughter a Nikon CoolPix camera when she was in high school. When she got a job after college and bought herself a camera, she gave me the CoolPix. It took great pictures (see my blog posts from Alaska - I've included the tag - all those pix were taken with that little camera), but technology has advanced since then. My phone takes sharper pictures!

So - I picked up a NEW CoolPix (the S9500) and took it for a trial run today at the local botanic garden.

We're into serious fall here in the midwest. It was partly cloudy today, more clouds than sun. Also quite windy. The camera is almost completely automatic, so I was pleased to see there's great depth of field in this picture. 

Close-up came out far better than I expected!  Didn't notice the lighting effect when I snapped it. And it's focused in spite of the wind. 

Yep. Fall in the midwest. 

One outing and I'm liking the camera. The main issue will be teaching myself not to rest a finger of my left hand on the top where the flash pops up!  I'm practicing ...

Oh, and that NaNo thing I'm doing? The writer portion of my brain seems to be filled with flutter and fluff. No focus. No follow through.  I've written some thumbnails and one scene spread; no stories completed yet. I will keep flinging words at the page until a story happens.  And then another one ... and so on until the end of the month.