I put this thread here because it's a "general" topic in my mind.
I know there are a lot of members who have an interest in photography, and take pictures not specific to outings, or trips. I've seen some really nice scenic shots, and a few "artsy" pictures.
I thought it might be nice to have a place to share the hobby.
The other thing that prompted me to post is that I just fell heir to a new camera! All this time I've been using a Sony Cybershot with very limited settings, and a 3x zoom.
A couple weeks ago I was given an Olympus 720SW, with a dead battery and no cables. I let my fingers do the walking through cyberspace, and found a battery charger and USB cable on Amazon for $1.28 for both!!!
Another $6.00 S/H and I was good to go for under $10. So far everything is working as advertised.
The excitement comes from the camera specs. It's shockproof up to a 5 foot drop on concrete, and will take underwater photos down to 10 feet. No need to worry about taking pictures in the rain, or getting it dunked on a canoe trip, eh? It has a macro capability down to 2.7". The really exciting part is that it has a 15x zoom, vs. the 3x on the old Sony, and "image stabilization". I'm really looking forward to getting some better wildlife shots with it!
So without babbling further, here's a couple test shots from yesterday.
So how about it? Got any purdy piktures to share? Like I say, I would love to see some b/w or artsy stuff.