Thursday, October 30, 2008
On a much happier note...
Guess what arrived at my local Wolf Camera on special order for me yesterday? My Olympus Stylus 1010 in an absolutely lovely blue color! It's so pretty in person, even the salesman oohed and ahhed over it when I opened the box (he hadn't seen a blue one before). I've already been going nutty tinkering with my new toy since I picked it up from the camera store. I'm one of those people that just tears open a box and starts using something, then goes back to the instructions later only if I have a question or problem. And then I usually sit down and read the instructions cover to cover a few days later anyhow, because it's so exciting to absorb everything and anything about my new gadget. Are you like that?
Anyhow, I can't wait to start using this little puppy. I have been having fun with my iPhone and all the cool effects from Camera Bag, but the camera on the iPhone itself is very limited in what it can do. When I was shooting in my parents' yard the other day, I couldn't do much more than squat in front of what I was photographing and take a picture. No zoom, no wide angle, and a minimum focusing distance of about a foot or so (I'm guessing). So I've been fighting to limit the number of blurry pictures I've been taking, but it's hard with that camera (hence the latest abstracts, ha ha). Don't get me wrong, I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with my iPhone, and I'll definitely keep using it and Camera Bag, too (I LOVE Camera Bag!). But I've been anticipating the arrival of this little blue camera since my birthday back in early September, so it's been a loooong time coming. What a nice surprise after the huge disappointment at the polling center.
Watch for lots and lots of pictures to start popping up on vivid during the next few days as I play with my new toy!
(P.S. I gave you a link to B & H for the camera because they have better prices and super fast shipping compared to Wolf. I just happened to order my camera at Wolf since I was there last week checking out other stuff.)