Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm Still Alive

Yes, all of you who were wondering, or maybe don't even care, I don't know. :) I am still alive.

It's a little less than 2 weeks until our Greece trip, and I'm super excited. I bought a new camera for the occasion. Well, technically I used some of the points I've earned writing travel journals, but it's a new camera just the same. It's a Canon S5, it's got 12x zoom and 8mp, with a 3-inch (I think) display screen. I never thought I'd be anything but a Nikon girl, but so far, I'm really impressed with this camera. The zoom is fantastic (Nikon didn't have a point-and-shoot with that kind of zoom) and the shots are really clear. The camera has anti-shake, so it doesn't need a tripod as often.

Here are some pics taken this weekend with the new camera. "The guy" and I went downtown to the Richmond Capitol grounds to practice taking pics for the trip. I have to train him up. Ha.

21 comments:

Janet said...

Welcome to the world of Canon :-)

Hootin' Anni said...

I C said Hootin' Anni! Gotcha on "the guy". Message loud and clear, and lordy, no ---not even thinking about "Him".

Some great pictures taken over the weekend.

Maybe your move to Richmond is a good thing for all considered.

{{{Carmen}}}

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Your pictures look great! I'm sure that you are really going to enjoy your new camera on your fabulous Greece trip.

jenn said...

I want a Canon, that's what my old film camera was and I loved that thing!!
great photos!!

Cheysuli said...

Of course I care. Don't you know, cats suffer in silence...

My human also has a canon. It was tough choice between the canon and the nikon though but the canon won.

kailani said...

Cool photos! I definitely need to get a new camera. I bet you're really looking forward to this trip with "the guy"!

mar said...

I will have to come back to look at your pics, my connection is ve-ry-slow-today :(
thanks for giving information about your new camera, I need a new one but can't decide which one I should get!!
Greece sounds wonderful :)

Melli said...

So where's "the guy"??? I thought you were trainin' him up?! Doesn't that mean practicing self portraits of the two of you? At arms length? LOL! I looooooove Canon! I've always wanted a Canon! Dang! You get the camera, the GREECE... AND the guy!

Renee said...

I'm loving your pictures! and Yay on your new camera...i need to figure out how (to have the time)to earn all those points! LOL

But what I'm looking for is a nice pocket sized digital camera.

Glad to hear that all is well. Darly's flower girl dress still fits her ;) just kidding.

Goofy Girl said...

Awesome pics :) Looks like you're going to have some great pics coming from your upcoming trip!

Red said...

I'm a Canon girl too (formerly an Olympus girl)!

Looks like we'll be in the Med around the same time, you guys in Greece, we in Sicily. Maybe we can still do that MIRL... somewhere inbetween, perhaps... Corfu? Just kidding!

Have a great time in Greece! Swim, swim, swim all you can, it's got the best, cleanest water I have ever found anywhere in the world!

Bone said...

I'm glad you're still alive, and blogging occasionally :)

Especially liked the squirrel pic.

Kelly said...

I'm with Bone, glad to your alive! lol I have been out of the blogging scene for a long time. Nice to see you again! Greece is going to be a wonderful experience! I'm jealous!!

~Virginia~ said...

For a while there I thought The Guy was holding you hostage! :)

Great pics! Mine never come out that well...sigh.

Lazy Daisy said...

Glad to know you are alive and well and living in the state of blissfulness. Hope your trip is wonderful!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Be sure to take lots of photos in Greece!! Be safe, and have fun!!

TC said...

Travel journals? Where do I sign up? ;-)

The photos are gorgeous: a fabulous camera is one of my goals... along with everything else.

Uisce said...

my favorite digital camera was a Canon, but now it's so out of date, I use something I don't like nearly as much just because it's got higher resolution.

wow, 8mp. that's a lot of p! :)

mar said...

I have been thinking of you every time they mention the fires in Greece in the news...stay safe!
And I love your pics, I can see them now :)

~Virginia~ said...

I'm sure you and The Guy are off having a fabulous time in Greece, but just wanted to say hi! :)

Melli said...

Well! Greece is GORGEOUS -- just as I suspected! Still no "guy shots" huh? Sheeeesh... I was hopin' after doin' GREECE together you might be comfortable enough to share! LOL!
Oh well! Guess what??? I'm gonna be a GRANDMA!!!! SOON! Whoooooo hoooo!