I’d like you to meet someone special:
It’s my new Coolpix p500 digital camera. I love it! My old one was so crappy, about 90% of the pictures I took came out blurry. And it had an approx 3 second delay between pressing the shutter button and actually taking the picture which if you’re photographing things like wildlife or people, that actually move, is an incredibly frustrating fault.
The most amazing thing about this camera is that it has a 36x zoom. This is a huge focal length range for what is basically a point-and-shoot. Living in Tasmania, I see so many beautiful scenes, and I’m really looking forward to having a decent camera to do them justice.
I haven’t actually used my new camera yet, because just between you and me, I am a little bit intimidated by technology-type things, and usually require a bit of an acclimatisation period. So I’ll need to study up on the manual and do a few test runs before I wow you with my new photography expertise.
In the meantime, I thought I’d post some photos I took with my old, crappy camera at the Melbourne Aquarium. It’s one of the few occasions where I feel the crappiness of the camera actually worked to my advantage.
I love the blurriness of the last one – for me it really captures the fluid, ethereal feeling of a mass of fish swimming. Funny how ‘mistakes’ can sometimes work out better than the ‘right’ way to do things.
What do you think?