January 31, 2011
I bought a new point and shoot at work for the engineers to use when they do site inspections, a Canon PowerShot SD1400. Of course I can’t get my hands on a new camera without squeezing off a few shots for “testing” purposes. It strikes me how slow point and shoots are compared to DSLRs, yet they are attractive because of their small size. And the image quality on these new cameras isn’t horribly worse than my SLR, better than an iPhone for sure. But I still can’t justify spending the money to get a point and shoot for myself. They’re fun to play around with, though.
December 23, 2010
We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse Monday night. It had been snowing and raining all weekend, and the forecast called for the weather to continue through the week. Even Monday through the day it was mostly overcast. But after sunset the clouds parted and the stars came out, and we ended up having a perfect, if cold, opportunity to view a total lunar eclipse.
December 14, 2010
Sometimes I don’t want to carry the big camera around with me. Like if I have both kids with me, and I have to keep an eye on both of them in a crowded area, and we’re going to be walking around in the cold and I just don’t want that heavy piece of machinery hanging around my neck dragging me down. That’s when I turn to the iPhone, and its camera which is pretty amazing for its size. Sure I could have gotten better pictures with a big camera, but this fits in my pocket, and it takes video too!
October 31, 2010
Last night we went to a friend’s house, met some other families, and got all our kids together for a pumpkin decorating party. Less messy than a carving party, a decorating party is where you get foam stickers and go crazy plastering them all over your pumpkins. The kids had lots of fun, the clean up was really easy, and our pumpkins will actually last a while before they rot!