We had quite the lightning show last night, I’m sure many of you experienced the same weather system. The lightning lasted for a few hours which was quite the surprise, we haven’t seen a storm like that in quite a long time.
It was a very good thing that the storm lasted that long because it took me FOREVER to figure out how to set my camera. I haven’t used it in a long time.
I went out to have a fun few hours of photographing birds at the rookery, but this caught my eye…A man with a flannel shirt tied around his waist. Seriously though, LOOK at that! What must that weigh? The camera alone is a heavy one, but add in the weight of all the other equipment involved…this boy has MUSCLES!
Just look at his watch, which is not petite in any way, compared to the camera…Holy smoke!
Less than a week ago, I had around twenty injections in my back, this included numbing injections, and electrodes to burn eight nerve endings. I might be able to hold the strap of his camera.
I spent almost three weeks in Florida recently and obviously, I spent part of that time hoping to run into a squirrel. I decided to take a drive/walk one afternoon to see if the eagles had returned to their previous nest and just as I entered the nature area, I spotted a squirrel!
I went into full squirrel spotter stealth mode…slowly, slowly I approached the unsuspecting squirrel by way of the boardwalk…I crouched down to make myself appear smaller….I was almost on the ground by the time I was close enough for a decent shot.
Reaching my most advantageous location, I settled in and got comfortable. I was surprised to realize that all of my caution may have been for naught. Herds of bicyclists pedaled happily past, except for those who would stop to try to pick me up off the ground.Reassuring them that I didn’t need water, a granola bar, a bandaid or the name of a good psychiatrist took up a fair amount of time but the squirrel hadn’t budged an inch when I was finally able to put my camera back up to my eye.
Imagine my surprise when a SECOND squirrel made an appearance! Firing away with my camera I soon had enough images to last a lifetime. Bidding the squirrels a fond farewell, I made my way back to my car, brushed the leaves and sand off of myself and sped off into the four o’clock sun.
Every so often, I get the chance to see a dolphin swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. If I’m lucky, I have a camera with me.
Dolphins usually surface and then are gone, they may resurface but they’re always on the move and it’s very hard to guess where they’ll come back up. Many, many times I’ve missed the shot I wanted to get. Some day, one day, I want to capture an image of one jumping completely out of the water.
Wish me luck, I’m going to need it.
Today I decided to share some images of dew drops on rose bush leaves that I took with my new point and shoot camera. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is awesome!
I didn’t use a tripod on these images, so I’m really surprised at the clarity.
I’m very excited about “traveling light” in the near future and finding out just what this little powerhouse camera can do.