Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays}

I don't know how your Wednesday is going, but I woke up to mine looking a little like this:



School was cancelled, snow was calling and I figured it was a perfect time to try out our new point-and-shoot camera...the Pentax Optio WG-1.  (Now, please know I am an SLR girl and have not enjoyed most point and shoots, but felt like we needed one for family vacations.  You know...one I can take on the beach and not worry about the sand getting into it or kids dropping it.  Well today seemed like a test for our newest little wonder.)


I am not any sort of official spokesman for this product, but it can go underwater up to 33 ft, out in the cold up to negative 14 degrees, it is water/shock/crush/cold and dust proof...how cool is that?!?!



The temperature was probably hovering around 28 degrees as we got all bundled up and headed out with the camera.  See what you think....
(all images below were taken on Auto mode...yes, auto!!...on the "surf and snow" mode)




(So easy my kids could work it, and caught me playing a little!)


All in all, I like most of the images.  I missed the speed of my SLR, as there is always a delayed response on point and shoots and I feel like it had a little trouble focusing on the action shots.  But I was outside in blowing wind and snow conditions and didn't need to worry about the camera getting wet or too cold or falling.  Oh yeah...and it fit in my pocket!




Snow is gathering EVERYWHERE!!



Also, I shot all images with these gloves on.  Not bad little Optio..not bad at all!!  (Hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to show you some images from a completely different weather pattern and from under the water!!)


Have you ever used this camera?  Let me know how you like it...or just let me know your favorite point and shoot!

Breathe, smile and go slowly.

1 comment:

chelsburke2 said...

Beautiful post! I got a similar picture like the first one from your neighbor :) She took many pics and made sure I knew what I was missing. I stood in that street just in September! Oh how I miss the beautiful WA weather! Can't wait to experience it first hand!

Thanks for the pics :)