Happy birthday to me.Recaro, in his infinite wisdom, has given me an early birthday present.
Now before you get jealous at the thought of me holding a brand new dishcloth, squeegee or spoon, calm down. And there's no need to get fidgety at the thought of a back copy of 'Women's Own' or a recycled '101 uses for leftover beetroot'.
I have a new Lumix LZ10. I like to point and shoot. SLRs are too bulky for me. However, I did enjoy reading through the manual. Not only did I learn stuff, but it really wound Recaro up. He couldn't take a look at the camera until I was sure about the order of unpacking stuff, loading batteries, charging batteries, loading memory card, working out the macro, timers for self-portraits and all sorts of other stuff.
Ha ha. Boys hate manuals.
So what did I learn? Well for a start I learnt to load images at low resolution to Blogger or else this post would have taken forever. Instead, this post was brought to you in minutes.
Here's a little local colour. These oyster shells aren't for use as portable ashtrays, fairy beds or jewellry holders. They go back on the seabed for another season's oysters. It's all very Lewis Carroll round here.
Then I wondered what was going to happen with the weather. Half the sky was clear and blue, the other was dark and treacherous. The sun was right in between. Would a quick point and click break the camera?
Yippee, no it didn't. My camera lives to see another day. Thank you, sports setting.
See the pretty flowers. Now I have a whole new perspective on photography.