Vacation, Had to Get Away…
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…and play with my camera-related toys. Though as soon as I came back I thought of all kinds of things I should have tried (why didn’t I use a slower shutter speed for some of those water shots along the coastline??). But it was a vacation after all, so I guess I was actually trying to do more than just take photos. I still managed to come home with over 800 shots to comb through. None of the shots have been processed, other than some cropping on a handful.
I can’t take credit for any of the underwater shots; G is apparently part fish. I, on the other hand, am too chicken to venture out far enough to see the good stuff and am just not coordinated enough to hold my breath, swim and use a camera. (We didn’t try snorkeling; instead we bought goggles since I forgot mine at home.) I’m amazed at how good they came out. We (he) used my Canon PowerShot SX100 and a $50 underwater case. Well worth the money since we are both dorks and had a ton of fun goofing around in the Caribbean.
I will, however, take credit for just about everything else. Although, as I said, I always feel like I/they could be better. I had fun using the fish eye lens to capture as much of the landscape as possible. This was a Christmas gift from my brother, and is also very reasonable. I still need to learn how to maximize the use of that one, but at least I think I finally know how to put it on and take it off without thinking I’m going crazy.
G and I also had great fun — and felt a bit like we were on a stakeout — using the telephoto zoom lens from our balcony (most pics here). Especially check out the camper over the cliff and the person doing flips off a boat (another G capture). Though my absolute favorite is the ‘Abercrombie’ shot of G. The best ones happen when you’re not even trying.