When DSLRs go bad…
<pity party>This should’ve been a photo of a pink flower in a light blue pool, but my camera unilaterally decided to underexpose and posterize it. Whenever it has an episode like this, which has been happening with ever-increasing frequency, it locks up for the next 30 seconds and then needs to be rebooted, while I curse and whatever I wanted to photograph escapes (I generally also use this time to note that the rubber grip has detached, the memory card door has a gaping hole in it, etc.). They really don’t make cameras like they used to. </pity party>
Anyway, after over a year of the old Konica Minolta becoming more and more unreliable, I’m trying out a new-to-me A700. So far it’s been lovely, but I’m surprisingly nostalgic about the gimpy old camera, and I feel like a spoiled brat for acquiring yet another (albeit used) camera.

When DSLRs go bad…

<pity party>This should’ve been a photo of a pink flower in a light blue pool, but my camera unilaterally decided to underexpose and posterize it. Whenever it has an episode like this, which has been happening with ever-increasing frequency, it locks up for the next 30 seconds and then needs to be rebooted, while I curse and whatever I wanted to photograph escapes (I generally also use this time to note that the rubber grip has detached, the memory card door has a gaping hole in it, etc.). They really don’t make cameras like they used to. </pity party>

Anyway, after over a year of the old Konica Minolta becoming more and more unreliable, I’m trying out a new-to-me A700. So far it’s been lovely, but I’m surprisingly nostalgic about the gimpy old camera, and I feel like a spoiled brat for acquiring yet another (albeit used) camera.

Week 3 #4. Various pollinators on alyssum.

Week 3 #3. Bougainvillea bloom, pine needles, oleander leaves.

Week 3 #3. Bougainvillea bloom, pine needles, oleander leaves.

Week 3 #2. Rebellious topiary.

Week 3 #2. Rebellious topiary.

Day 364. Juvenile cormorants, misbehaving.

Day 364. Juvenile cormorants, misbehaving.

Day 358.

Day 358.

A few more from Austin’s Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Day 350. Viva la Vida!

Day 350. Viva la Vida!

Day 347. Pancake vs. Sunlight.

Day 347. Pancake vs. Sunlight.

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