Meet My Little Friend The Canon S3is

The second digital camera I bought is also been my favorite. It is a Canon PowerShot S3is and it is a solid, versatile and competent camera. After a visit to my place from manojuchila @ Goosby’s Photography  I toured his place. I then started to appreciate the Canon line of PowerShot S series more. He uses a PowerShot S5is as well as a Canon compact SD series camera.

So I would like you to meet my little friend the Canon S3is, well at least the world through its lens. Enjoy!

A dandelion sending off it pods to take over the world.
Pretty yellow flowers on top of weeds growing in the yard.
White flowers blooming on the top of weeds in the yard.
I love the contrast between the hardness of the rusty post and the soft touch of the flowers.

Take The Walk

My photoblog has been up and running now for almost a month now. In that month I have had many wonderful visitors who are dedicated to photography and telling stories through this medium stop by. There is a thread that runs through the ones I am really drawn to: No matter the tool ones uses, passion always shows through. Not cost of the equipment, not technique but the passion speaks to me.

I have to admit there are some things my photo tools cannot do all that well but I can tell anyone who is willing to listen this: If it sings to you who cares! Take the walk and take the shot. Or not. Some of my best times out and about has been the walk not the shot. Sometimes it is just being in the moment of being. Simple and yet very hard to do. Passion is not complex either we just seem to make it so.

To those who have been kind enough to stop by: Thank You! If you are not interested in taking pictures that is o.k because we all love to share so you do not have to. All you have to do is take the walk. Passion will soon follow. Peace.

Below are some pictures I took a few weeks back with my old Minolta Maxxum 5000. Enjoy!

Ducks at the lake in 35mm film
Ducks at the lake in 35mm film
Ducks at the lake in 35mm film

Taking A Moment From Resting

I am on two days doctor ordered rest. I am a terrible patient but have complied with those orders for the most part. As one who likes to move about the need to move overcame me as the day got brighter. So I had to take a little walkabout and see what I could see. Here is the rewards of my (very) brief time in the sun. Enjoy!

I found this guy sunning out back by the fence.
A white violet? Who knew. Not me obviously.
Bees are hard to photograph because , well they are busy.
My cat showing me how it is done. He has this bed rest thing done pat!

Grandfather Apple, A Violet Plus A Random Photo

Today, after a very lazy start, me and The Bride went on a leisurely walk around the place. After finding the areas I had cleaned out paths last year still very passable we went down to the creek. The violet pictured is about ten feet down the bank right above the creek.It was such a stark contrast to the sandy bank and bleak brown creek bottom I had to take the shot.

The apple blossom is from a very old apple tree The Bride has named Grandfather Apple. It has bloomed early like every thing else around here and adds flavor to the emerging colors and smells of an early spring.

Grandfather Apple

The last photo is of a wooden pallet outside of the loading dock at work. I see the pallet as thus so I am not sure what that says about me.

My view of a wooden pallet.

Please feel free to comment on what you like and what you do not.

Another Picture From My Old Tech Tools

It is hard for someone of my folks generation to think that something seven years old is old and obsolete. For those of us who were born right before or shortly after c.d.’s became the new tech, well we know how quick something becomes old and out dated. I for one love it! I bought a Nikon CoolPix 4600 for a dollar in a yard sale last year. It had a busted screen but after I took out the batteries and installed them properly it came to life. I added a SD card and fun times ensued! I took a lot of pictures with it till it gave up the electronic ghost this January. I have since bought another one off an online auction. This picture was taken September of 2011, with my old 4600,  and I just ran across it today and it reminded me of what a capable little camera the 4600 is. Enjoy!

A daisy and a very cool little spider!

Tulips And A Stray Magnolia

The last week has been some what of a challenge. Getting a chance to shoot has been as well but I have a very good friend with a wonderful garden I know I can access. My wife and I enjoy it and the quite it brings. It is open anytime I need a space to breath in.The Tulips are from her garden and the Magnolia Bush from a drive by shoot I did after a storm passed midweek. The storm left the petals battered but still standing. Enjoy!

Shot with my Olympus Sp-350
The last rays of the evening sun brushed lightly on this pruple tulip. Take with my Canon S3is.
Up close and personal with this tulip and it's pollen. Taken with my Canon S3is
This magnolia bush was taken with my canon S3is