So, no one guessed what I was embarrassed to tell you. The funniest guess was "Depend" adult diapers! That was *not* it! LOL! The answer is that I felt I needed a good but small camera for our trip to Washington DC in a few weeks. Hubby thinks I have a camera "problem". He is probably right. :-) But the salesman at Costco said he thought this was the best camera for the size that they had. I took it with me when I went swimming yesterday and on the way home did some "testing". I have to tell you, I'm pretty thrilled with the quality of images and the zoom on this thing! This flag was waving so pretty at a car dealership that I pulled into the median, whipped out the camera, zoomed in and this is what I got. What do you think?This Mt. Hood shot was taken from the parking lot at LA Fitness where I swim!
I parked at the end of the Stark Street Bridge as I wanted to get a photo of Dabney Park from the bridge. You used to be able to see the park from the roadside but the trees have taken over and you can't see it well now.This is the Sandy River and Dabney State Park is there on the left where you see the beach.
I tested the zoom here.. there is an island in the middle that is easy to get to and there were a bunch of people there yesterday.
I took a photo of a sign that I designed many years ago, I drew the Historic Columbia River Highway sign using pen and ink and it was adopted by the Oregon State Highway Department and used for many years in the "keystone" shape. Now it's been added to the green background and used for the Scenic Byway sign.
I then drove up to Portland Women's Forum State Park to test out the camera in the gorge and snapped this bronze plaque. Our road is a National Historic Landmark, cool huh?
I'm extremely pleased with the quality of this shot of Vista House, taken from Portland Women's Forum State Park.. about a mile away. You can see the new tile roof, and beyond you can see Bonneville Dam!
I turned and took a photo of the fields in Washington across the Columbia River.
And then close photo testing.. I'm very happy with this wild rose!
You can click on the photo below and get a bigger image if you want to read it. Portland Women's Forum State Park used to be known as Chanticleer Point and there was a restaurant there run by a woman - with a great view!
Another image, the white blossoms on the right are Mock Orange.
I like this one.
The white azalea is at it's peak now.
The Pink Rosebud Azalea is almost fully open.
These make very pretty bouquets.
Last call on the lilacs.. their season is way too fleeting.
The vibrant magenta Rhodie.
These are still opening.. so very pretty.
This baby will serve me wonderfully in DC and all around here too.. it's light and small but packs a punch! Woohoo!
And it's not adult diapers! LOL! We have another graduation this weekend.. what do you have planned? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)