Sunday, August 14, 2011
figs and photos
The first figs ripened yesterday. With three trees I'll have hundred of figs over the next few weeks. Plenty for me and for birds too. I shot the photo above with my Pentax Option W90 camera. It is a good camera, not a great camera. But I am learning how to use it a little better. (Now that I think of it, the flower photographs I posted a while ago were with the same camera, so maybe it is a better camera than I think.)
Bruce shot the photo of me, below, using the camera in the water off of Dobbins Island on day six of the spring trip. It is a good camera for being around water, for being wet and for being bounced around on hard decks. When Bruce and I travel together we bring that camera plus one of Bruce's professional level cameras. When I sail solo I bring just the Optio W90 - a second non-waterproof camera would be too much to worry about when I'm sailing by myself.
But I think I've got the hang of the Optio W90 well enough that I should get some good photographs. I hope so. In the meantime I see that the W90 has already been supplanted by Pentax's new camera, the Pentax Optio WG-1. It is hard to keep up when it comes to digital cameras.