Or better said: testing the camera. My new Nikon Coolpix (S4000).
Planning fun trips before J-man’s off to kindergarten (May 17). We’ll take a day-trip to an amusement park (De Efteling’) later this week. I just didn’t feel like carrying around 4 pounds of professional photo equipment. It kinda ruins the fun when you have to beat up everyone who comes within 1 foot of your camera while you’re trying to drag your kid away from the roller coaster. So, I bought a relatively cheap click-clack camera, as I like to call it. Merely for trips, family vacations and snapshots type of photography.
Well, I gave it a spin. And then I spun it again, and here’s the result. Far from dissapointing! Okay, so it’s no D700 and it shows, but for regular snapshots this is really decent. I know a few of you were curious about the quality, so I’m slapping up a few shots for you to check out.
Look how small it is! So tiny. I’m not saying size matters (get your mind out of the gutter, Teri!), but I’m really not used to a camera this small.
“De Goudse Hofsteden” is the name of the children’s farm here in Gouda. It’s small but fun. There are animals, kids to play with and a playground with lots of sand. Everything a little boy needs to be happy. The camera does seem to crank up the greens. Wow.. the grass is so green it looks like they just dismantled a nuclear power plant.
They had bunnies! Cute little, soft and fluffy bunnies. One of the few animals I refuse to eat. My rule of thumb: if under normal circumstances I pet it, I don’t eat it. I also don’t eat anything that looks back at me from my plate or that I can still perform CPR on. Yup, that pretty much rules out Sushi.
They had one of these beauties as well. And I could have sworn I heard a donkey, but didn’t see it. Could have been my imagination. Or self-reflection.
These two were kinda cute as well in that setting. I’d eat them. Sorry guys.
I like roosters. Provided they don’t wake me at the crack of dawn, what the darn rooster of a guy living down the street used to do for years on end. Pretty clear and crisp shots, aren’t they?
“Look mom, it’s Ming Ming. Isn’t he cute?”, J-man yelled the moment he saw these feathery creatures. “Marinated and grilled perhaps“, I mumbled under my breath. Speaking of which, is it true that Buffalo Wings are really baby chicken wings?
Bad timing, huh?
It got dark and gloomy. See that playground? If I have the nerve to even hint at leaving without playground time, World war 3 breaks out. It ain’t pretty, trust me. They never told you about the fits of rage those little buggers work themselves up into around their 4th b’day? Well, the terrible twos and threes are peanuts!
But I’m a sucker, and nothing satisfies me more than seeing my little man having a blast. With someone elses toys, but still.
Can you say show-off? Or goofball? All tantrums, fits and rage aside, I do know at the end of the day, he’s what makes me happy and complete.
For those of you with a DSLR: do you shoot with a pocket camera on the side as well? If so, what brand do you use and how’s that going for you?