signs of spring
Recently I purchased a new camera, a point-and-shoot with manual settings. It is actually surprisingly difficult to find one, probably because once a person uses a DSLR, it is hard to settle. This picture was taken with a Nikon Coolpix P7000. This camera has manual settings (set up very similarly to my Nikon DSLR), light meter shows on the display (could not see it unless I had my reading glasses on and then it was still difficult to see the color on the bar to show the proper exposure settings), has a viewfinder (it did not seem like a real one, I’m not sure how to explain it, but I did not use it- and I prefer a viewfinder to a display), is a larger size for a point-and-shoot (which I liked). I have used several ‘past tense’ words, yep, I returned this camera. I wish it would have provided me with what I was looking for, but it did not. Also, the RAW image file is not compatible with Bridge, Nikon does includes software for converting. And it was slow slow slow when shooting in RAW, which may be the case for most of these types of cameras, I will soon find out when my next camera comes in the mail. I have ordered the SIGMA DP2s, I am crossing my fingers that it is as good as the reviews make it sound. The Nikon had a great lens (28-100 2.8), the Sigma has a fixed lens (41mm 2.8) (both are in the 35mm equivalent).
I will post some pictures with the Sigma when is arrives.
As for the signs of spring, this picture was taken in my backyard. I wandered around looking for something to take a picture of and saw this little purple flower in the back of the yard, not much color other that this.