I got the fancy new camera this afternoon. I spoke about it a few days ago. When I saw that The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge was “Vivid” I immediately started thinking about how many photos in my archives fit that theme perfectly. But, then I told myself I ought to try to use the new camera and catch something vivid around The Homestead.
Holy crap I don’t know what I’m doing. My point-n-shoot is like an old pair of shoes. I know what to expect. They’re comfortable. The new camera…I can’t even figure out how to zoom. I…don’t…know…how…to…zoom. And I keep getting a lens error message that says the contact points need to be cleaned because they’re not making good contact. And I don’t know if that’s the camera or the operator, but I suspect the latter. And there is a part of me that is in a complete and utter panic and wondering what on earth I have done.
So, I have two photos to share. I’m uncertain about both because, again, I don’t know what I’m doing. Someone want to come tutor me on a Canon D60?
First photo is pansies. I planted these back in March or so and they’re still growing like gangbusters.
Second is the beautiful lettuce growing in our garden. Remember the garden we planted a few weeks ago? It’s doing very well. In fact, after I shot this lettuce I picked some of it to go on our tacos tonight.
My photographer sister-in-law told me the lenses have manuals, too. And that I should read the manuals front-to-back and then play. Perhaps total immersion isn’t the best option? Should I or should I not take the new camera hiking tomorrow? Thoughts?
Hey…that pansy picture is rather…captivating.