I am a spoilt brat who got a fabulous new Canon G1X camera for her birthday. She is a little darling and looks sensational in her gorgeous leather frock. But whilst I downloaded the fabulous Beyond Snapshots by Rachel Devine of Sesame Ellis and Peta Mazey to my iPad, as well as the Canon User Guide, I haven’t done much more than look at Rachel’s very pretty pictures, and flick through the user guide, and apparently didn’t retain a single iota of information.
Over the long weekend, we had a fabulous lunch, which extended into the early evening, with some old friends who have returned to Sydney for a year from the UK, with their kids in tow. It’s an amazing adventure and we are just so delighted to have them “home” again. From their Manly Vale balcony, I noticed the most beautiful moon, just suspended in the sky, framed gorgeously by trees and houses and clouds. Unfortunately, as I couldn’t remember how to work my camera properly, I just had to fiddle around and hope for the best.
Some of these didn’t turn out too badly, considering I had all the settings completely up the duff and had no clue. Imagine how they could have turned out if I’d known what I was doing. Like if I’d, you know, read the instructions!
Moral of the story? Always read the instructions! Especially when attempting something like shooting the moon. It’s not like I’m a man or anything. I really have no excuse.
Excuse me, whilst I go moon over my new camera.