Some of you asked (because I'm absent-minded and didn't tell you) what kind of camera my new camera is. Sorry about leaving out that detail - if it was me I'd be shaking my computer yelling "WHAT KIND IS IT??? YOU FORGOT TO TELL US WHAT KIND IT IS!!!!" Or something slightly less dramatic.
Anyhoodle, it's a Canon Powershot SX40HS. I have a Powershot ELPH...thingee...kind, and it's a great camera if you want something easy and basic. Because this one is a Canon as well the mechanics and schematics and logistics are very similar, with a few extra features I still have to learn about. But even on auto it's a great camera and thus far I am very happy with it. I'm not the free spender type, and I think and think and research and think until I drive myself crazy to make sure I'm not cheating myself by paying too much or not getting what I really want. I don't know that I would have bought this as just the camera, but I got a bundle that included an extra battery, a travel charger, cleaning stuff, a case, the memory card, and a few other little bits for less than the camera price so I really felt it was worth it (woo-hoo Amazon!).
Here are a few indoor shots taken in the late afternoon, just because:
Here are some outside at night--the one with all the orbs was taken with the flash on, so it actually took a very accurate photo with the flash off, set on auto.
And just because he's cute--
OH! And here's a setting called 'poster mode.' There's also toy camera mode and a few other fun settings in there. I found them by accident so I'll have to search for them again. There really is quite a bit this thing can do.
This was taken at night in the living room with lamplight. The lampshades are darker and so cast more of a yellowish light than a white light. But really? Charlie's cute in any mode and any light, right?
Hope these details helped out a little bit. I finished every aspect of the blankie I was working on except giving it a wash and fluff--hopefully I'll have pictures for you soon :)