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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New toys

Christmas has come early to our household.

You may have noted recent comments where I've mentioned the subject of photography. Overall, I've been thrilled with the performance of my tiny Sony camera. It takes great photographs, especially in low light, and it's small enough to put in my pocket. I carry it with me everywhere - and I can take photographs very discreetly, usually with no flash. However, there have been times when I've been frustrated by its limitations.

Patrice, too, has a small pocket-sized digital camera and he has also been frustrated when bumping up against its technical limits.


We went shopping this week -- and came home with two identical Sony DSLR cameras. Big ones. The latest model - with LOTS of bells and whistles. We couldn't resist.

We went out yesterday to try out the new cameras. The subject was Notre Dame - here's one of the classic angles.

Now, do you see the spire in the very center (above)? We also had fun with our new telephoto lens. Here is a closeup of that spire - there were people working on it.

And the fact that the new camera has 24M pixels, you can enlarge the photos a LOT. This is exactly the same photo as above - just enlarged.

Elaine's cameras - before and after

The new me - with larger camera and longer hair ;-)


  1. Wooohoo! Looks like a beauty. I am so excited to see the future pictures. :-)

  2. Awesome, Sis! It is always so much fun watching you explore and embrace your new life. Couldn't happen to a nicer sister. Love, Jan

  3. You photos were great before - now I really look forward to some more wonderful shots and many close ups! Glad to hear you are still taking advantage of your time in Paris and hanging out by Notre Dame. Yes, I am so damn jealous! Have fun with your new toys you two!

  4. I wish I had such a sophisticated camera! Mine has only 6.0 mega pixs. I hope that Santa guesses my dream.
    All the best.

  5. Hi ardiola,
    I've visited your blog, and although I don't read Polish, I certainly enjoy your pictures! I hope that Santa guesses your dream.
    All the best,

  6. Your photos are getting better and better...and they were always excellent! Thank you from your followers and congrats on the new camera. You deserve it!