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Well, first an embarrassing confession: I misplaced my running shoes, the ones I walk in. Not for a day. Not for a week. They were missing for two months. I found them when I was packing up the car to take Daughter #1 back to school. They had been in the trunk ever since I had brought Daughter #1 home at the beginning of the summer. Uh, yeah, so I hadn’t been for a real walk for two months. (I had rummaged up a pair of backup sneakers, so at least I wasn’t confined to the house all summer.)
Anyway, I finally went on a long walk yesterday. Didn’t want to shlep the DSLR, didn’t want to be without a camera, so I did what many of my flickr friends figured out ages ago: took the point and shoot.
Now I’ve owned digital cameras for a long time, but never took a decent shot until I got the DSLR. Really. Never. So I was eager to see if maybe my new camera skills would somehow translate back to the P&S. The short answer is: no. The long answer is, when I started playing around with the manual controls (difficult, but not impossible) on the P&S, I got better shots. I shot on aperture priority, but the camera still has this annoying tendency to go too bright. But I found a clever exposure bias button, and I could darken the exposure a fair amount, and I was almost happy with a few of the shots I got. It won’t replace the D40x, but it’s nice to have a small light baby to take on long mainly-for-exercise walks.
Well that was boring. As my daughters would say, "Great story, mom".