Summer – Alpine Meadows

No drawing or painting here, but making pictures was my creative outlet last week. I was trying out point and shoot cameras. The Band was taken with my iphone. Lots of sun added to the drama of this shot. The photographs of the bikes and the wildflower were taken with a Canon S100 that fits in your pocket. Early Morning Reflection was taken with my Canon G11. This camera takes beautiful pictures, but is heavy when I carry it in my purse. If I decide to take this one, I’ll probably put the strap back on and just keep it over my shoulder. I changed the strap to an UP strap. This strap has a nice thick piece at shoulder level which eliminates slipping. The new Sony cyber-shot digital camera RX100, won’t be released in time for me to check it out before I leave on a trip to Europe. This is probably a good thing. The camera is rather expensive. Anyway, you don’t need the latest and the greatest. What’s important is your eye, your knowledge of how to take a good photograph.

11 thoughts on “Summer – Alpine Meadows

  1. I love that reflections photo! Sometimes as I schlep my things around I envy people with their iPhones: point, shoot, upload. So much easier than carrying an extra gadget and then having to come home and hook it up to the laptop, edit, and upload in separate steps. At least this camera is much lighter than my old one!

    • I’m off to europe and looking at your painting of what you brought with you. I want the lightest smallest backpack or purse I can get away with for day trips. Any suggestions form anyone?

      • My bags are always heavier than I want them to be, but that’s because I value pockets and a comfortable strap (or two straps if it’s a backpack). The lightest bags are simple cloth things, but I don’t like digging around in them. Lately I’ve begun going “bare” for short jaunts and just bringing a few things in my pockets: wallet, keys, phone, reusable bag, pen. But if I’m going to be out all day, more often than not, I’m carrying a ridiculous amount of stuff and generally more than I need, because I’m kind of OCD about wanting to be prepared (scarf in case I end up sitting in a cold cafe, water in case we take a hike, etc).

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