Sunday, February 8, 2009

Say Cheese!

My parents and sister (thanks, everybody!) bought me a digital camera for my birthday, which I actually purchased yesterday (with lots of input and advice from my Facebook friends, my shopping buddy Andi, and a low price at J&R Electronics). It’s a Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS ELPH and it’s my first digital camera. It has LOTS of bells and whistles, especially when you consider that my previous camera was a Kodak Cameo, which was my one and only 35mm camera. Before that, I had a Vivitar that used 110 film. Does anyone even sell 110 film anymore?! Maybe in the same stores where vinyl records and 8-track cassette tapes are sold?

In any event, I charged the battery overnight, read the “Getting Started” sections of all the documentation and managed to figure out how to take this photo and upload it here. Even with the shade pull (that black tire-looking thing floating above the buildings), that's definitely progress. Stay tuned for more…