Megapixel Myth Intro

I started taking photos in my youth with one of Canon’s first SureShot 35mm cameras. After years of taking little to no photos at all I got my first digital camera in 2004. It was a 2.1 megapixel point & shot HP my Pops gave me. Since then I  have gotten newer and bigger pixel cameras, most used point & shots, and have continued to learn from them. The one thing I have learned is not to chase the pixel, as in this never-ending “my camera is better than yours because I have more pixels than you” war that has being going on for well since there were pixels. Later down the road I will give you my opinion on why more is not better but for now the short answer is this: No camera can take a great shot. It is a combination of skill, learned or natural, following your passion (a.k.a. shooting what sings to you while challenge yourself with that does not sing to you) and technology that makes a great shot.

Here is two pics I took this afternoon with a 4 megapixel Canon point & shot. Since I like rusty things I like both of theses for the texture of them. Till the next time keep taking the shot and always Enjoy!

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Three From An Old Friend

I have been posting on this blog for about a year and four months. When I started I was using my old beloved Canon Powershot S3is more than not. It was less than three months into my journey as a photo-blogger-dude that my beloved Powershot S3 died. Well not in the literal sense but a fatal lenses error was to much for my lack of technical skills mad skills to  overcome. In some ways I feel it may have been my old friend’s way of paying me back for upgrading to newer tech.

Fast forward to yesterday when  package was awaiting me at our front door. In it was the winning bid of an online auction and one I was glad to see. Here are three from my-new-to-me-Canon Powershot S3is and one of the most versatile point-and-shots out there to date, that is my humble and very biased opinion by the way 🙂

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A Couple Of Crazy Days

I have had two of the craziest days this weekend.  The Bride is in school again and I am her lab partner or ” slave monkey and photo bug” if you wish. The great thing of on-line schooling is that which is also the worst thing: Technology!  We are having issues to say the least…uh not us but with the techno-stuff.

I also have had a mechanical issue with my ride and found out today I will have to get the last little part, to finish the job, from the dealer. Oh, I also got a foreign object stuck in my eye.( I seem have a gift for this but it still stinks when it happens.) After flushing my eye for at least a half an hour, and what seems to have been divine intervention, I am object free in the eye department.I have never felt pain like that before and I am gratefully for the gift of sight.

So what to do in such a frenzied mess?   Share some captures I grabbed in between the madness!

I used my SX260 on Live mode for this hand held shot last night of the Supermoon.
I used my SX260 on Live mode for this hand held shot last night of the Supermoon.
The Fleabane are back and I am glad. I grabbed this shot as they were closing for the evening. I used my SP-350 for this one.
The Fleabane are back and I am glad. I grabbed this shot as they were closing for the evening. I used my SP-350 for this one.
This is a Buttonbush bud and when they bloom they are a great asset to nature. I used my SP-350 on this shot as well.
This is a Buttonbush bud and when they bloom they are a great asset to nature. I used my SP-350 on this shot as well.
I love Damselflies and this one is really cool. I used my Powershot Sx10is in this capture.
I love Damselflies and this one is really cool. I used my Powershot Sx10is in this capture.
I have a FujiFilm S700 my dad gave me and I used that for this shot. I by the way love taking pictures of rusty things!
I have a FujiFilm S700 my dad gave me and I used that for this shot. I by the way love taking pictures of rusty things!
I took this last night using a tripod and my Powershot SX10is on full manual. I was having a issue with it being to beige and set the white balance on "florescent" and this is the result.
I took this last night using a tripod and my Powershot SX10is on full manual. I was having a issue with it being to beige and set the white balance on “florescent” and this is the result.