Hello my friends! Thanks for visiting. You know I appreciate you, don't you? I mean.. if no one stopped in here.. what would be the point of blogging, right? :-) So.. over 2 years ago I took the plunge and bought a Panasonic Lumix camera. I was highly skeptical as you truly do not hear of a Panasonic camera being in the top 10 of cameras, do you? But the salesman at Costco was very enthusiastic about it so I gave it a go. Well, I've been raving about it and loved it.. but I kind of used and abused it and recently noticed sand and debris down in the lens and was getting white spots in my photos. Oops.. I would just toss the camera down in my purse and obviously some sand and dirt had gotten inside. WELL.. so I started researching new models of Lumix, because I'm sold on their quality. I found one of their latest models, the DMC-ZS40S and did a lot of research and read the reviews and they were great.. so it arrived on Monday evening and I spent yesterday testing it. Want to see? Lets start with the sky on Monday night. :-)
I just love sunset colors.. orange and dusty purples..
Our little hummingbird enjoying the nectar.
The red sure is RED.
I didn't show you my new rolling pin.. it's glass and you fill it with ice and water so when you roll out pie crust, it keeps the shortening/butter cold and makes a better, flakier crust. It's a reproduction, but I love it.
My collection of Jadeite and my own hand crocheted lace edging for the shelves.
My red shawl - the color in this is accurate! It's Blue Sky Alpaca/Silk - 50-50 and it's amazing! I want it bigger with the cute little bobble fringe in the pattern, I have 1 more skein in my bag after the ball I'm working on, so I ordered 3 more skeins so I can make this as big as I want and then maybe make a beret to match... and maybe some fingerless mitts?
I showed my camera to Gracie after we swam and I showed her how it zoomed in on this tree. Pretty sharp, eh?
I then went on past the farmhouse and up to Portland Women's Forum to test out how it took photos of the gorge. Well.. what do you think?
Zoom... looking good..
This camera has a better zoom than my other one.. this one has a 30X Super Zoom and this convinced me.. see the detail? And this is a mile away as the crow flies.
It really caught a lot of detail in Rooster Rock! The Columbia River is the backdrop.
This is Beacon Rock.. it's hazy, but this rock is 20 miles away!
Across the river, Washington state. I am so happy that the farm lands have been protected from over-development. Can you imagine this area covered with thousands of houses in sub-divisions?
The Portland Women's Forum sign and "the rock" which has a lot of fun historic bronze plaques on it.
The new cam.. and yes, I'm going to keep it protected in a case.
The gun metal grey colored silver lens extended out.
I took this photo with my iPhone.. :-) .. of the back of my camera which is aimed at the photo on my blog that I took with my camera.. are you following along? But do you see this model added back the "LVF", Live View Finder, so when it's super bright and you can't see the image on the back, you can use the old fashioned eye piece! I tried it and it works in bright conditions.
Anyhoo.. it's passed the tests so far and I'm happy with it. So, what is new in your life? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)