CFFC: Point and Click!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is cameras or photographers.

Usually I take pictures of people taking pictures while traveling – after all, that seems to be when most people take out their cameras, from cellphones to sophisticated SLRs.

I got a new camera and a new haircut right before our Baltic cruise.

Trying out my new camera
Trying out my new camera, Aug. 1, 2015
Dale takes a picture of me taking a picture
One of the first pictures I took with my new Kodak camera! Dale had just gotten this red Nikon basically free due to a mistake by Amazon.

In March-April, 2017, we went on a Panama Canal cruise.

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A woman takes a photo of an interesting fountain in Antigua, Guatemala (I have photos of that same fountain).

In Todos Santos, Mexico (near Cabo San Lucas), we went to a cultural center, which had interesting murals as well as eclectic artifacts.

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A woman on our tour takes a picture of a mural at the cultural center in Todos Santos.

 

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Another room at the cultural center had historical objects on display, including a number of vintage cameras!

Last summer, with our trip to Tanzania several months away, I bought another camera. I was very dissatisfied with the Kodak, which would sometimes overexpose or blur a subject for no reason. So I bought a used Sony SLR with two lenses, including a 300mm telephoto lens, a camera case and other accessories. I didn’t think the Kodak would be reliable enough for photographing wildlife and I was right – the Sony worked much better!

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My Sony camera & extra lens in the bag I bought to go with it, which has lots of pockets and essentially has become my “purse” when we travel!

A safari in Tanzania is, of course, a place to take lots of photos, from the most amateur cellphone photo to close-up shots of far-off animals with 600 mm telephoto lenses, and everything in between!

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On a hike our first day in Arusha National Park, some people took pictures of giraffes and zebras, such as Susan (L) and Cheri (Middle – with her cellphone camera – her 600mm telephoto is slung over her right arm), while some (Doug – R), preferred to rest.
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In the car behind ours, Cay focuses on a nearby animal.
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Me (left), my new Sony camera around my neck, with my cousins Holly and Susan (who are wearing binoculars, not their cameras!).

This song, Desafinado (Out of Tune), sung in Portuguese, is a bossa nova, and one of the lines says: Fotografei você na minha Rolleiflex  (I photographed you with my Rolleiflex).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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