Monday, March 28, 2011

We interrupt our France trip (yes, again)...

We'll get back to France. But first, a few local photos. Why local photos? Because we just got a new camera. No, not a new SLR. Instead, it's time for a new "point & shoot" camera. I did a lot of research, shared what I learned with Marc, and we chose the Canon PowerShot S95...



We got the camera yesterday, and then we went to Huntington to get haircuts, followed by lunch. We grabbed lunch at a Greek restaurant, and it was great. More importantly, the light in the restaurant was pretty crappy for photos, so it gave us a good chance to see how the new camera really performs.


The restaurant



My date



He got the camera away from me



I got a hummus appetizer--forgot to take a shot before most was gone!





Silly Marc got a salad!
:-)

Marc got chicken souvlaki for his entree, and I got a beef gyro. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures before it was too late...



For dessert, health food! (Well, chocolate's good for you!)





Check out the color in that last shot (click on it for a better view; and even that is a reduced size, as full-size is quite large, the camera being 10 megapixel). If you're into photography, you know how difficult lighting is in a setting like this. Harsh overhead fluorescents, the lights in the case... nothing here says "good photo," but it looks great! So far, I'm very pleased with this camera. No camera like this can be like an SLR, but it really does a great job and will be great for those times when we want to be able to take some photos but don't want to lug a big, heavy SLR.

2 comments:

ATG said...

I love my Powershot, although I get a little miffed at the camera choosing what it thinks I'm focusing at instead of focusing where I want it to.

And if it gets the slightest bit tired, well, it just doesn't "feel" like doing macro shots. Problem is I want macro almost all the time. :D

ATG said...

Oh! And great pics of you guys! :D