Saturday, February 17, 2007

The new camera is a Panasonic BBCC (*Big Black Complicated Camera*)
Okay, seriously, it says... Lumix, Mega O.I.S., and DMC FZ50. I am still studying the instructions, which is an activity I very rarely bother with. Learning the lingo and operations is daunting, illuminating, frustrating, eye opening, interesting... it's got me experienceing the full spectrum of cerebral mind crunches. Let's see some of what we can do. Disclaimer: I take pictures of all the children, but Maria is the most cooperative and willing victim and she does not prohibit me from posting, unlike some children who shall remain anonymous.


okay... I can take color pictures and I need to remember to turn off all the bells and whistles, so I don't get noise. "Noise" I am interpreting to mean "unfocused." Benjamin looks pretty good here, but the camera picked up a lot of background detail, like the window screen... is that "noise?"

The iMac can adjust color and now the camera can too, so I can shoot in sepia. He's backlit and I didn't use flash. Handsome, isn't he? Purrrrrr.

Besides color and sepia, I can shoot in cool colors, like this one. I can shoot in warm and black & white too.

There are a gazillion different options to choose and adjust and whoosh! It's very confusing. I can see it's mostly a matter of focusing on what I use most and also playing around a lot more.

Not my *best of* entry, but check this out... I took this from across the room (about 15-17' away!) Again, on the iMac I can superzoom and crop for the same effect, but this was right off the BBCC. I imagine sitting in the woods; what's that moving in those trees? Is it? Could it be? Then I superzoom and instantly we determine it is Bigfoot. Cool.

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