*Insert wild squeals of joy*
I HAVE A NEW DIGITAL CAMERA!!!!
Readers, I’d like to introduce you to my new Canon PowerShot SD880 IS ELPH!
But before we get to the fun photography – lunch!
I made it to the modern YMCA around 11:30 and got in a great workout – 50 minutes on the ET, 6:26 running and a little stretching in the weight area. I read the newest issue of Health, which is probably my favorite health and fitness mag. This month’s issue includes an article by Bethenny Frankel that I thought was the best healthy eating article I’ve ever read in a magazine. Tina at CarrotsnCake reflected on the article yesterday – she sums it up better than I do. After reading this article, I want to go buy her book. Does anyone remember her from the Martha Stuart Apprentice about 3 years ago? 😳
I came home pretty hungry for lunch and whipped up this Veggiepalooza Soup with leftovers we had on hand.
I started with some frozen okra, frozen spinach and raw broccoli, cauliflower and carrot and nuked them (in a splash of water) for 2 minutes.
Then I added about 1/3 a cup of beans, the other cup of this soup and about 1/3 cup leftover brussels –
Yum! Topped with some crumbled goat cheese
On the side I had some more leftover flatbread –
And some tea
A happy ending –
My new camera, which I ordered from Amazon, arrived just before lunch. I knew the battery would have to charge for a while before I could play with it, so I got it working and headed to Pier1 to kill those grueling two hours.
And here’s what I came home with!! Everything was majorly on sale! I got all of this for $42. Perfect subjects for photography –
Plates + Bowls
The first two were only $.98
A big thank you to my grandmother for the Christmas gift that allowed me to purchase this camera!! I’ve noticed a gradual decline in my photo quality and over my vacation my camera lens started sticking. I figured I should heed the warning signs and get a new camera before it suddenly broke on me and left me with no way to blog.
Once I decided it was time to purchase a new one, I did lots of research to narrow down my selection. First and foremost, I consulted Consumer Reports, where my dad has a subscription. I knew I’d only get something highly rated.
The big decision was: SLR or point-and-shoot? I always thought my next camera would be an SLR, but after lots of thinking (and research), I decided that given that I take my camera everywhere, an SLR wasn’t the most practical. And then further online research solidified my decision. I consulted several digital photography websites to read complete reviews of the cameras that were recommended by Consumers. This one was extremely helpful: Digital Camera Resource.
What ultimately finalized my decision was the comparison between these three Macro photos. Check them out yourself and decide which image quality you think is the best, then check and see which one was which. Don’t peek below!
#1 was an SLR, a Canon Rebel
#2 was the 1100
#3 was the 880, which I thought was the best
Here are some comparison shots with the new and old. I can’t BELIEVE the difference! Everything is sharper and colors are brighter. I never thought my camera was fuzzy, but you can sure see it here.
I can’t wait to see how oatmeal looks 😉
Say goodbye!! It was a great camera…..he just got too old.
Karen is taking us to The Counter for burgers tonight since Andrew is back in town for 2 more days before he heads back to New Orleans. Yum!