Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid-ly out of my Element

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.

Vivid-ly out of my Element, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

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.

Vivid-ly out of my Element, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

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.

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid-ly out of my Element

  1. Congrats on the new camera! I really like the lettuce shot — see how the light comes from an angle and creates shape/dimension in the leaves? So pretty!

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