I got a new point and shoot camera to replace my dead Appalachian Trail one, and it’s even the same brand, but I really don’t like it. (Note to self: do not purchase cameras online unseen, thinking that because they are the same brand and style as your previous camera, that they will work the same.)
It is heavier. It is bigger. It takes FIVE SECONDS to turn on! What is that about??? By then, the bee/snake/bird/cool person in cool hat/etc. is long gone. It has no wheel to select a setting, only buttons. It reverts back to flash setting. It doesn’t remember the previous setting, so for example, if you were taking photos of fireworks at night, every time you turned it on you’d have to push three buttons to get it back to fireworks mode. Its macro setting focuses on all the wrong things.
Ok. I am done with my rant. I learned an expensive lesson.
Thank goodness, I have been saved by Instagram. About a week ago I abandoned my three-year old Blackberry and bought an iPhone, and I have fallen in love with Instagram.
This NOLA blog may soon be populated by 99% Instagram photos. Here’s a recent taste:
I think I might be able to enjoy taking photos again! We’ll see how long this love affair with Instagram lasts…