Sunday, January 08, 2006

Swans 'n Soup on Sunday

We went out and bought a new digital camera today - a really nice Fuji FinePix. I will be selling my beloved Pentax SLR 35mm and the big zoom lens that goes with it {sniff} so the new purchase doesn't send us to the poorhouse in a month when it gets slapped on the credit card bill. I think it was a good decision, even though I will miss the lovely 'click' my old camera makes.

You see, I was sitting up in bed this morning thinking I would really like to go somewhere quiet & peaceful today, and I thought of a place nearby where the swans live, and then I thought what a good idea it would be to take my camera along, and then I thought that I really don't need photo's of swans in my photo album, so I should take the small digital camera with, but the trouble with that is it doesn't have a decent zoom on it... you can see where this is going. So I am finally ready to relinquish my pride and joy, the camera that has given me so much pleasure over the last couple of years.

And I think it will be worth it - it's nice to see the picture immediately so I can make adjustments accordingly and just delete the crappy ones without wasting money and paper on prints I don't need.
Yes, I'm doing it to save the environment ;-)

All I have to do now is figure out how the damn thing works, so I'll be spending the rest of the week reading the manual, because I want to be ready to take some awesome pictures when we go skiing in the Alps next week.

Meanwhile, even on point-and-shoot it does OK, don't you think?




But for now I'm off to make a second attempt at making soup for supper this weekend. I tried last night and was actually off to a good start, but then the recipe says, "Cook slowly for 30 minutes" and apparently I was cooking it too quickly because I went in to check on it after 20 minutes and all the water had boiled away and I was faced with an inch of charred mush at the bottom of the pot.
Hopefully tonight's attempt will be more successful 'cos we've no more pizza in the the freezer.

6 comments:

anne said...

Does good...! And the manual makes for some fun reading, I'm sure.
How was the soup?

Jeff said...

As I've said before elsewhere, for a guy whose photographic skills consist of picking up a disposable camera at Wal-Mart when the need arises, I think these photos are fantastic! :)

Did you eat the soup with a fork?

BUDDESS said...

Now how wicked a step-mother can you be if you serve pizza for supper? Kids just love that. I hope the soup worked out ok. "cook slowly" normally means to turn the heat down low. wink-wink. Good luck with the new camera. I am also looking at buying one shortly.

Terri said...

Anne: The soup was OK second time round. As for reading the manual - I haven't actually opened it yet... as an IT person I hate reading manuals. The drive to figure it out on my own is really strong, so... oh well, I still have 4 days, right?

Jeff: See, now, the fork thing just completely negated the compliment. Ha. Ha. Very. Funny.

Buddess: Yes, I've figured out the heat thing now. Thanks. Funny thing is I've made this soup about 4 times before and those times it worked out fine. Oh well, put it down to a short attention span ;-)

beadinggalinMS said...

Luv the swans!! Congrats on the soup! LOL Soup is good when it's burnt and you can eat with a fork. I know I have done it once or twice. I don't know what is worse burning it then serving it or the family eating it not saying a word just sits there with a smile on their face.
A new camera huh I expect lots and lots of pics while you are trying to figure it out. :) boy I am being demanding!! LOL

Terri said...

Beadinggal: demand away :-) More pics to follow shortly.
We're having leftover soup for supper - without the fork!