Thursday, September 06, 2007

Always Take the Camera

I have so many pictures to get downloaded from my camera. I was talking to my brother, the photographer, the other day, and he said he doesn't understand how I can go so long without downloading the pictures. It's just that I got behind when I was busy doing other things, and now I feel like I have to go back to the date I left off and download them all in order - because that's just the way I do things. I did go ahead and grab some pictures of our kitten off the camera card the other day so I could upload them to Flickr. If I don't, she'll be all grown up before anyone gets to see the pictures!

While talking to this same brother, he asked me if I was ready to buy the new Canon S5 IS since the price has gone down $100 recently. I said, no, I am very happy with the camera I have, thank you! He's the one who recommended it to me, and I'm really glad I listened to him. I was looking at getting a new camera last fall, because I wanted more zoom. He said to buy either the Canon S2 or the Canon S3, and I ended up finding a really good deal on the S3, so that's what I got. So far I am really happy with it. It can take some pictures that I would never dream of with my old camera, both because of the increased zoom (12x optical) and the image stabilization. I love image stabilization!
distant balloons
The only complaint I really have is that the camera is too big to fit into my purse, so I don't take it everywhere with me the way I did the old one. I still carry the old one in my purse, and the other day Jeffrey and I saw a bunch of hot air balloons off in the distance. I had him stop so I could take a picture, but I really missed my zoom - the old camera only has 3x optical. I felt like I couldn't see those balloons at all, and I wished I had known they were going to be there so I could have had my 'real' camera!