Friday, April 16, 2010

My new camera

I've had a Kodak East Share camera for a couple years.  Before that I had another Kodak - and thought the Easy Share would be a good replacement.  The first camera last over 10 years - the Easy Share - not so long.  It would shut down at odd times - just close up and say that the AA batteries needed recharged.  They didn't - and after turning it on and off a zillion times it would finally recognize the batteries and let me take photos - in the mean time, I lost a lot of chances at good shots.  I got so frustrated that I finally started looking around for another camera.  Diane and Fergie - two quilting buddies - both have the Canon Power Shot SD1200 IS - and recommended it.  I read reviews and then ordered the camera.

And I LOVE it.  It takes amazing photos - has a LI-ion battery, instead of AA batteries - and I've had it for two weeks and haven't needed to recharge the battery - and I take a LOT of pictures.  Plus Ben has taken dozens of pictures with it - and looked at the pictures over and over on the camera - and still the battery doesn't need re-charged - did I mention I LOVE this camera, 



and it is hot pink too - which is even better!!!!

I like the auto focus for up close, really up close, close photos!!  It adjusts itself, then focuses again  and takes the best shots.  I had fun the first day finding things to take super close ups of.  So here they are.


Froget-me-nots in the porch garden . . .


Flowering tree by the lake . . .


Close up of the flowers . . .


White Bleeding heart - this pot hangs on the front porch railing - safe from deer . . .

 
Look at that raindrop - didn't I tell you the close up was amazing ?

Close up of raindrops on Bleeding Heart leaf . . .




And rain drops on a Columbine plant . . .

The center of a tulip . . .


More tulips at the fairgrounds . . . it's tulip season . . .


Close up of one of the trees in our little grove in the back yard . . .

Raindrops on rose leaves - I love the outline of red on these leaves - hopefully soon we'll have flowers . . .

A close up of our door knocker - the grandsons love it . . .

 
And just a few more raindrops on leaves . . .

Thanks for stopping by - and you'll be seeing more photos from my new camera soon - I'm sure of that.  Thanks Diane and Fergie for the great recommendation.

14 comments:

Sharon T in Lynden said...

Great photos Jo! I really enjoy my new camera too, and have only had to recharge my batteries once.
Not sure yet about Tuesday, waiting to hear from Krista about her work schedule. Will let you know.

HRH Gigi said...

Beautiful photos. I love to see the raindrops on the leaves. I think my favorite might be the pine tree for the 'artsy' feel of it. I think a little credit will probably need to go to the photographer as well.

wendysquilting said...

Great Shots! I'm on my 2nd Cannon, I wanted to upgrade as I'm becoming a Grandma in June and I want to be ready. I am so loving my new camera and constantly amazed at everything we can do with them.

Marge Gordon said...

One word of advice, buy a spare battery. That way you will have one when this one goes down. You never know when it might give up, and if you have a spare, you will always have a fresh battery to put in. I’ve had my Canon Power Shot for about five years (earlier version of yours) and I love it also. But I learned the battery does give up, and it always seems to die in the middle of something. I bought a spare battery and have never lost a photo!

Pat said...

I love the photos with the raindrops in them........GREAT clarity in these photos. Thanks for sharing them and continued good luck with your camera!

Sunny said...

I also have the Kodak Easy share and it has just recently started messing up. I hope it lasts a while longer. I like the photos of your raindrops. I take it it is still the rainy season up there? Have a ggood week-end!

A Garden of Threads said...

Great pictures for such a small camera. Love the raindrops on all the leaves. Happy shooting.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Have fun with your new camera :-)

Screen Door said...

Your photos inspire me... we have6 more like 8 weeks until I'll even have an opportunity for photos ops like those. Something to look forward to I guess. The camera is a great way to hold onto memories. Keep on sharing.

Crispy said...

Great photos Jo. I have the Cannon 1100 and love it!

Crispy

JoyceAnn said...

Great photos , I'm still using a kodak easy share , but hope to upgrade to a better camera soon too.
I'll keep that camera in mind. Hope you have a great weekend.


~ Many Blessings ~

Julie said...

Great photos. I bought Lisa a Canon last year and she loves it. I dropped my Fuji that I loved for the second time and got a new one and I guess I need to read the manual, I keep getting in the wrong mode. I stuck with Fuji because I was so impressed with their previous customer service on stuff that was our fault (two cameras dropped they fixed free).

Fearless Nester said...

Oh you lucky and oh so deserving gal you! Those macro shots are fabulous! I bought rechargeable AA batteries for my camera and they work out just fine. But I do still miss my good Nikon that died late last year. Enjoy Jo!

Dena said...

Those are some spectacular pictures. I'm glad you love your new camera. Can't wait to see the pictures you take with it this Saturday at our sew-in.