Friday, August 23, 2013

New Camera

Very first photo. BA Caddis "blackberry"
On my last outing while attempting to photograph a brookie the camera slipped from my hand and hit the water. I snapped it up as fast as I could but it was to late. This is only the second time this has happened to me but it's still costly. I have it sitting in some rice attempting and hoping it will dry and be like it was.

A camera to me is almost as important as my fly rod. I can totally enjoy a day on the stream without catching a trout as long as I have a camera. There are so many beautiful things to photograph outdoors and even though you may not think the subject you just took a photo of is no big thing, when put on the computer and looked at for a few moments is quite nice.

I purchased a new camera Tuesday evening and have been tinkering around with it trying to figure out how to use it. Technology in cameras changes almost daily and my ability to change with it is a bit slower. I will figure it out. Yesterday was the first time with the new camera and here are a few first photos. We were in far eastern Long Island sound. The area is a coastal reserve.












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24 comments:

  1. Looks like your new camera has a decent macro! Next time we see each other, give me your old one. I have a secret weapon for drying out electronics, It just might work, if it didn't get too wet

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      Still learning the cameras layout. I'll do that.

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  2. I had the same thing happen on my last fishing trip. Just like you it was the second time. It looks like it survived. I have been looking for a good fishing camera for a long time. I just can't get myself to pay the high prices of getting a nice waterproof one. I still carry around my huge Canon XTI.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      It seems as you just get used to your camera, and things are working great, you drop it.
      Cameras are pricey for sure.

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  3. Beautiful photos! Looks as if it's going to do a good job for you.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      So far I'm pleased. My next few fishing outings I'll give it a good test.

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  4. Looks like the new camera is doing a good job! What kind did you get?

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    1. David Knapp,
      Thanks.
      So far, but it's early.
      It's a Nikon Coolpix L820

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  5. wow! those macro shots are awesome! i think this one's working well! :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      I love those closeups.

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  6. My wife gets mad at me about the camera WE bought and I immediately put it in my backpack. She never gets to use it, but WE bought it. I asked her, what are you going to take pictures of? Sometimes I sleep on the couch.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      I too love that WE stuff.
      WE must keep the peace though.

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  7. Like the others have said, very nice work with the new camera. You have a fine eye for quality photography. Hope the old one dries out. Doesn't hurt to have a back up plan.

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    1. Mel Moore,
      Thanks.
      Having that second camera is good. You never know when that perfect subject presents itself, and a wet, dead camera is of no use.

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  8. Couldn't agree with you more about having a camera along. Looks like you got yourself a good one. Very nice shots.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      Looking at the photos brings the memories back to their fullest.

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  9. You and that new camera take some wonderful photos, Alan. Thanks.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
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      Walt it seems as if the camera will do it's part, now I must do mine.

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  10. Brk Trt,
    that new camera looks like it takes a dandy photo!! They look professional.

    Hope it keeps working well for you..........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
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      Phil,
      So far so good. I just have to keep it dry.

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  11. It's not the camera, but the photographer who creates beauty. Wonderful Alan.

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    1. Howard,
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      I appreciate your kind words.

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  12. Alan
    I hope I can learn to use my new camera as well as you have mastered yours. These photos are outstanding!! I have been helping my son-in-law build a new deck which has put me behind on my blogging. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I hope I can take advantage of what the camera has to offer.
      You'll catch up buddy.

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