Friday, September 4, 2009

New Toy

Actually, I shouldn't call our camera a "toy". It is expensive and it is my lifeblood for chronicling the daily life of our family.

I loved our Kodak Easyshare Z7something. But after 3 and a half years, it bit the dust. Because, you know, nothing is built to last very long--and certainly not to have replacement parts after two years. So this time we asked family and friends and decided on a Sony Cybershot. It arrived just in time for the 4th day of school!

It's game day, can you tell? I love not having to figure out "what are we going to wear" on Fridays in the fall! Don't ask me why Cyrus is wearing a hooded sweatshirt in 75 degree weather. Not sure if the school will let him wear his old mesh practice jersey on his bare chest after a few hours, but that is for Cyrus to learn. I tried telling him...

Anyway, the Sony is pretty slick. I took some pictures in low light last night, and they turned out really well, in my opinion.

I love the 10 zoom! I shot this next one from the pasture, so I was about 100 yards away. (Notice I'm thinking football a lot these days.) I think I had the same zoom capability on the last camera, but the Kodak was 5 mm and this one is 10 mm, whatever that means. All I know is that they were both 10 X zoom, but this one seems to have more clarity to it. I'm a camera novice and will remain one, to be sure!

After "chores" it was time to try out the new "Advanced Sports Shooting" feature. It's supposed to predict the movement of a fast-moving image and set the focus. Mark wants me to try taking some action shots at the game tonight, so I needed to practice on something. The only fast-moving images I could find were the Little Red Rhodies.

They're not that fast, but they certainly bob about quickly. Hopefully our guys will move a lot quicker than this, though!

Here's hoping our boys will make the opposing team "eat dust" tonight! (Ha ha, aren't I clever. I'm not that cold-hearted, though. Really!)
Behold; I make all things new.--Revelation 21:5


Blogger Astrid said...

Have fun with your new "toy"! LOL! Cameras are so much fun. It is pretty frustrating how they don't last very long given how expensive they are!

Are all Fridays Game Days?

September 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hi Astrid, yep wish those cameras lasted a lot longer than they do. And yep, most Fridays are game days...we do have a Saturday game on the 19th at a homecoming for another school, and a Thursday the week prior to playoffs.

September 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

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