Friday, April 28, 2017

Playing With A New Toy

Terry and I are booked for an Alaskan Cruise with Royal Caribbean next month. We'll fly out to Vancouver, BC and board the ship there. It'll be nine days up the coast with stops at Sitka, Ketchican, Juneau, Skagway, among other ports with the final stop in Seward. We'll take a train from Seward to Anchorage and then fly home from there.

All this has been booked by our nephew, Brian who will be accompanying us with his wife, Vicky, and their little one, George.

This will be our first cruise and I'm looking forward to it. I am NOT looking forward to the long flights to and from our starting and ending points, however! At least they will be on Alaska Airlines.

Not wanting to haul my big camera and lenses with me through TSA checkpoints, I went and purchased a Nikon Coolpix P900 which is an all in one point-and-shoot, with a lens that goes from 24mm to 2000mm (!!), nothing short of a miracle camera. I also purchased a dandy little guide on how to use it. (Photographer's Guide to The Coolpix P900 by Alexander S. White) While you can pretty much take the camera out of the box and take some really good pictures, that guide book helps you utilize some of the amazing features of this camera. It also shows you how to use features you probably never, ever even considered.

Anyway, I've been toying with the camera for about a week now and still have a whole lot to learn let alone master.

American Goldfinch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Tufted Titmouse

First Violet on the lawn.

House Finch

Spring Beauties

5 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Nice pics!

threecollie said...

Well done with the new camera! I love reading about how such things work out for others.

DAH Global Solutions said...

Great pics, but I would expect as much from a Nikon. It does, however, take a LOT more than a good camera to take great pictures.

joated said...

You are so right on that! Every time I look at some of my friends' works I wish I had thier eye for what makes a good picture. (And I'd like to smack the one guy who always finds fault with his photos!)

WendyFromNY said...

Acck! I have this very camera on my wishlist on Amazon! I will love hearing and seeing how it does for you, especially on the trip to Alaska! I have always wanted to go there! Good luck with it!