Late August: Early Morning
The clock says 5:38 am. I roll over, then my eyes pop open and I
As I drive down the road, I'm hoping for fog lying across the land. Alas, it's been too hot and dry the past few days. I find one low field with a soft blanket of white and stop for a few minutes.
I head to the beach. I'm just in time to join the geese, gulls and ducks waiting for the sun.
Here comes that bright orb, barely peeking above the horizon at first, then rushing upwards in a blaze of red and gold.
Light bathes the landscape. I walk and stop and admire and give thanks to God for this most amazing day.
Yep. I have a new camera. As soon as the battery charged I looked around for something to photograph - these tomatoes looked like a good subject.
It's a Panasonic GX7, one of the new breed of mirrorless camera systems that allow interchangeable lenses without the bulk of a full DSLR. I'm so grateful to Donna, photographer par excellence at Cottage Days and Journeys for her expert advice on how to choose a camera. I have a 14-42 mm lens that I used to take the above photos, and a 45-200 mm lens that I haven't even taken out of the box yet. Fun learning ahead.
Here's a question for you - are you the kind of person who reads the entire manual from cover to cover and explores all the buttons before trying out a new gadget/appliance/tool, or do you first figure out how to turn something on and start using it, figuring it out as you go?