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.)

5 comments:

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

Ahhhh . . . now i have more time—so I'm back at your posts for today.

I'm so excited about your new camera! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

We've got to take a day to photo shoot! Maybe after our resale spree on Saturday.

I have an idea. Let's have a contest who can come up with the most creative photo taken at the Salvation Army! Of course, we won't have first and second place—we'll both be winners. But we could still use the competitive spirit to move us toward something really cool!
(Oh, yeah—we'll do some shopping, too.)
:)

Claire said...

enjoy every minute of the new toy and the competition with georgia : ) can't wait to see the outcome. i should be getting my baby in about a week...

dolcechic said...

I'm excited for your new camera too! Mine died tonight :(

Chris said...

Thanks, I can't wait to play. Claire, you must be so psyched! I can't wait to see what it looks like. And I'm so sorry yours died, Candi! I feel your pain. My Kodak died in August on our honeymoon, hence the new Olympus.

And yes, Georgia, I'm up for the challenge!

Henry Posner said...

I gave you a link to B & H for the camera because they have better prices and super fast shipping...

Thanks for the mention. The Olympus Stylus 1010 in blue is available for anyone who wants one.

Henry Posner

B&H Photo-Video