Despite the number of deadlines coming up in the next couple of weeks before the mid-session break, I decided that I could allow myself the weekend off to do a bit of much needed shopping.
I had spent the previous night watching a number of youtube reviews and reading online comparisons between a number of specs for bridge cameras (an intermediate between digital cameras and SLRs - from what I understand).
I finally decided to go with the canon sx50, the 50x optical zoom and the ability to capture RAW images and videos were two of the main deciding factors as well as the great ISO range. (I’m very much a beginner with all this stuff but through my research I did manage to pick up a few things…)
After my purchase I treated myself to a coffee as I checked that the contents were okay (and also because I was too excited to wait for the 10 minute walk home - if that!)
After a browse through a shop and begrudgingly spending more money on mundane things such as toiletries I decided to check that I still had my receipt with me, I would need it for my warranty and the $50 cashback claim that I had yet to make and besides, I couldn’t have possibly lost it in that small timeframe right? WRONG.
Ater a frantic rummage through my bag and wallet numerous times I retraced my steps to the coffee store - turns out I had left it there, and they had thrown it in the bin. The poor barista then proceeded to reach INTO the bin and retrieve them for me (still in good condition might I add).
Faith. In. Humanity. RESTORED.
The next day I went to the beach with a flatmate where we enjoyed the beautiful weather and I got to play with my new toy, here are a few pictures I took - i’m definitely looking forward to taking more serious pictures and learning how to use a few of the many complicated settings and features that this camera has!
It was great to get out as I’ve recently had a lot on my mind with a few things getting me down (deep..I know.) so it was very therapeutic and much needed.
But anyways, before I finish with a mini “reel” of pictures I wanted to point out this first one - notice the white blobs that are seagulls….?
This is them after the zoom (and still with a little more to give)!
abeit the bird on the upper half is slightly blurred but that was more my fault of being too hasty..