Marshmallow Man Heads for Bluewater Cove Pool

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 13:15.

When I got up this morning, I was pleased to see the house windows not as fogged as they were the last couple of mornings.  A quick temperature check showed that at a few minutes before 7 AM we were a couple of degrees under 80F.

After a quick cup of coffee, I decided to take my camera for a walk.  I have been wanting a camera with a high zoom lens for a while, but I have also been trying to keep expenses down so I had to wait for the technology to migrate downwards.  I now have a nice Panasonic camera with a 12X zoom, and it only cost about $250.  It also does wide angle so it will work great as a real estate camera.

On my morning walk I was hoping to see a white heron, perhaps an elusive great blue heron, or maybe even a green heron, but they were all no shows.

Getting a new camera is like getting a new view on the world.  The colors are always slightly different, and the way the camera sees the world is probably not like the way you last camera saw the world.

I have a long history of digital photography and even have a photo website dedicated to some of my favorite images.

This new camera, a Panasonic DMC-ZS1, is a replacement for my Nikon CoolPix S9 which died after over two years of faithful service as a pocket camera.

Probably what sold me on the Panasonic was the workhorse performance of my real estate camera, a Panasonic Lumic DMC-LX2.  It continues to be a great camera and supplies many of my photos along with my older Nikon D50.  I would love to upgrade the D50, but that will have to wait for a turn in the real estate market.

This morning as I walked around Bluewater Cove, I did not see any herons other than one way out at the end of the inlet.  However, when I was up by the pool I did notice this great cloud (click here for closer view) which reminded me of the Michelin Man or the giant marshmallow guy in Ghostbusters.

Considering the temperature out there this morning, the pool looks pretty inviting I might have to take a quick dip before it gets so crowded.

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