Sorry to be so absent lately. Partly it is my busy pet sitting season. Partly pet sitting for some animals who aren’t terribly well. Partly that I made the decision to stretch myself and get a real camera, and spend some time studying and try to bump up my skills. The camera arrived yesterday, and without doing much of anything at all, it intimidated the daylights out of me. I couldn’t even figure out how to put the strap on the silly thing. I hit the overwhelmed spot after less than an hour, parked the camera on a chair and ignored it, and eventually went to bed. I was seriously contemplating packing it up and sending it back.
It was still on the chair this morning, but I had a ton of work to do, so I let it be. It is an amazingly patient thing…no nagging or anything. I finally had some conversation with it (and with my sister, who is my camera coach) and got some very elementary photos done this evening.
I bought this camera so I would have something to grow into. I may be dead before I understand all of its workings, but I will not be bored. I may never figure out how to put the strap on but I’m hoping my husband can do that. Here are some of my first photos. No great shakes, but you gotta start somewhere. I guess I’ll send in the warranty cards.
And, of course, a cat!