Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Camera Went To Vietnam...without ME!

I will be without a digital camera in my life for the next ten days. It went to Tokyo, Bankok and then to Hanoi, Vietnam. When it gets back, I will post some photos of its journey.

I have the urge to run out and upgrade. I have a Canon Power Shot SD1000 ELPH. I would like to get a digital that could do a little more. Maybe one with a a bigger lens so I could get some action shots of the teenager's soccer games or diving competitions. I do like the pictures that I have seen at (ok, I wanted to do the thing where you put in a name of someone or something and it becomes a link - but I don't know how to do that). Hilary has such beautiful shots of wildlife and foliage. I would like to do more of that. With my current camera, I can't do the Macro thing when taking a picture of a flower without it getting all fuzzy. What's up with that?

The reality of the camera situation is is that I will have to wait to take digital pictures until it returns. As much I would like to buy another camera, it woud be excessive and there are many other things that I need to use my money for.

One of those things is PAINT. Tomorrow, I start painting the outside of my house (again). I started this chore in the summer of 2006. I was teaching then and had the summer off. I then got a year round job and didn't paint at all outside in the summer of 2007. I am now back to teaching and the summer of 2008 is a house painting summer. I HAVE to finish this year. In '06 I only finished the front porch. I still have 3 sides and the second story of the front of the house. When the camera comes back I'll show you what I am talking about.

I love the colors that I have chosen for the house. The main color is a sage/avocado green. I am accenting it with a red/orange and a maize yellow. Our house was built in 1878. It doesn't have a lot of decorative molding or artistry but it does have more than your 21st centruy cookie cutter house.


Hilary said...

LLL! Thank you so much for the kind words. What a lovely and sweet surprise. Don't sell yourself short. You take wonderful shots. You might be zooming in just a little to close when you attempt a macro shot. I was having that problem too until I experimented a bit. I have a Canon Power Shot S3. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two cameras. Just keep experimenting with settings.. as I continue to do constantly! Thanks again.. you've made my day! :)

Lucas said...

When you are creating your post, there is an icon on the tool bar above where you put the text. You just click there to add a link. It is the 3rd icon from the left (just after the bold and italic icons). Click on that, then paste in the url and you are good to go with your link!
Can't wait to see what your camera did without you!!!!

Latin Lupe Lu said...

Lucas- Me too. I keep reminding the camera to take LOTS of pictures! Thanks for the blog tutorial. I can always count on you for computer tech support :)

Hilary - Thanks for the support. I just love to take pictures. Sometimes I get that great shot and sometimes I don't. I'm glad I made your day... you are a GREAT photographer with an awesome eye for the shot.

Amy said...

There was a Nikon at one of the major chains (can't remember which) for $700 the other week. Nikon Digital SLR with a good zoom range for lens...I was going to take my stimulus check plus $100 and buy it. But then I realized, the only time I really want a camera like that is when I'm touring Utah and I don't know when that's going to happen next. So I decided to wait until at least I know it's going to happen! Hahaha. Good price though for a good camera.