Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
The newest OFM Team member arrived last evening late. It has already proven to be a major improvement for the Teams.
This morning the box was opened and the studying started on the operating manual. The operating style is very similar to the old camera, BUT the new camera has a lot more features. The most important part is the menus on the camera screen are much easier to use and understand.By noon the study time was over and it was time to put the new Team Member to work. The blog header above was the result of one type of scene given the camera to do properly and it did.
All sorts of pictures were given to the camera to digest and do well. In every case it did very well. In fact several trials resulted in better than any camera in my life before. Here is the first picture taken during the trial runs today. It was a gray nasty windy day with lots of water in the air.
Somewhere along the way flowers had to be used to check out the camera. This next picture was taken with the normal lens set up. The distance was about 24 inches.
These next flowers were shot from about five inches in macro mode hand held so the crispness is less than the best. The tripod would have helped a lot.
Down by the harbor the waves were crashing with vigor. In fact the pier had wave froth washing across it. We stayed on the parking lot so the camera did not get salt water on it the first day. However the built in stairs down to the water nearly got us soaked anyway. Every so often a wave would hit at the correct angle to cause a large splash to come up the stairwell and spray several feet onto the parking lot. It took a couple of tries but the Team did get a good shot.
One good part of running around taking lots of pictures is folks just naturally seem to want to talk to you. That was fun.
Late in the evening as we waited for a fancy sunset, a huge dark cloud bank moved into the area cutting off all hope of a fancy sunset. The Camera suggested we make the best of the situation and shoot what was available. It turned out fairly nice anyway.
It has been a long day but it was also fun filled. My thanks go to Shoeless Joe for recommending this camera. It will be a great asset in the goal of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.