Friday, January 30, 2009

New Camera

My new camera and tripod arrived yesterday so I am playing with it and figuring it out.  This is a tripod shot from my mother-in-law's deck last evening.

During this morning's walk I tried out the "face recognition" feature and by golly, it recognized me!!  This "feature" allows me to walk out into the scene, turn around or sit down, face the camera and when it recognizes a face in the image it takes the photo.  Sort of a timer thingy.

I must admit this image is more interesting.

And I tried out a manual setting to get some time lag and streaky tail lights.  Quite foggy this morning but hey!  It is starting to get lighter for my early morning walks.  It was 7:15 AM when I took this image.

Meanwhile, in the oddity department.... Evidently this guy hasn't gotten a "round tuit".


  1. The sidewalk shot is eerie. Nice.

  2. I never thought of using face-recognition as a timer - what a good idea. Great start with the new camera, looking forward to seeing what you can do with it.

  3. I'm a new visitor and don't know the story line. What kind of camera did you get?

  4. One of my favorite sights of where you are is watching the mountains rise out of the mist... and those tall, tall trees. So glad about the new camera.

  5. Hi Jim

    The new camera is a Canon SX10-IS.

    I am not happy with it. Yet. Probably because I was used to and knew what I was doing with my old camera, the Canon S3-IS.

    The S3 was a bit smaller and a bit lighter and less complicated.

    But, I will learn.

  6. The nearest we get to your gorgeously photographic fogs is the smoke from control burns by the forest service! But I look at those staircases in many posts and shudder, seeing as how at my age (and condition) I do much much better heading downhill & getting a ride back uphill!