I’ve been taking pictures as long as I can remember. It started with that small Brownie box. I graduated to the digital age when I bought one of my Macs in the early 90s. The digital came free, but didn’t have a flash. I didn’t care since it was digital – instant gratification.
My future hubby, to my delight, came with two digital cameras: a Kodak Easy Share and a Sony Cybershot. That Sony ownership, due to my fascination with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, kicked him up a notch.
The digital I had at the time – I can’t remember the brand and only know I bought it through QVC – died shortly. My next and current digital is a Canon Powershot 95. For the last couple of years I’ve questioned if we really needed three cameras, but they all seemed to pull their weight since we take a lot of pictures. Then all of a sudden this past month the Sony and Canon both died. Not wanting to give up on my Canon, I researched the web and found that they had CCD failure, and both could be fixed for free. (Check out this link if you’re having pink tint problems.) Last Thursday I shipped both off to their respective repair centers. So for now we are a one-digital family.
Meanwhile, Hubby found this photo technique yesterday on the web, and I just had to try it. It’s called Macro in a Mason. Check out David Perry’s site for instructions. But it’s basically putting stuff in the bottom of a mason jar, perching the camera over the jar rim, and snapping.
I’ve discovered since my Canon died last week, that I’ve come to like his camera. I sure hope my Canon isn’t gone too long. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Yes, but maybe fonder of someone else, or in my case a Kodak. Time will tell.
That is a lovely way of getting photos!
Can highly reccomend Lumix Panasonics with super-zooms – AMAZING cameras!
What a cool idea! I have a PowerShot A95, too, but haven’t been using it much lately – my screen is giving me issues. I will have to research getting it fixed now – you have inspired me.
Love the technique, and the story on your cameras. My first camera was one I got in the mail when I sent in boxtops! It must have been about 1966.
I’m a first time visitor to your blog (from Shimelle’s class), but I”ll definitely be back.
That is one seriously clever technique for photographing a group. Thank you! I think I’ll give it a try.
Thanks for visiting! And it’s such a fun technique too!
Great about getting a camera with boxtops! I just remember bowls… nothing as exciting as a camera. Thanks for dropping by. You’ve been to my other website earlier this month, I believe. (heartwriting.biz)
Please check that link out because it may be your ccd. Also, the Canon people were real nice and didn’t even ask me how old it was. Sony was a different story and they charged us $20 for processing.
Thanks for dropping by. If we decide we need to add to our brood of cameras I’ll check that one out. Thanks again.
They’re lovely photos. I’d love to have a decent camera, but I’m not very good with my point and shoot.
Thanks for sharing the Mason Jar technique (and the cookie recipe, can’t wait to try it, yum)
Thanks for dropping by and yes those cookies are yummy!
Try this with your point-and-shoot. You will be amazed! Thanks so much for dropping by.
Strong work! Sorry to hear about your camera woes, but love the lemonade you’ve made from life’s lemons.
Thanks for your compliment! That sure means a lot coming from you.
And thanks for checking my pictures from your technique.
These look fabulous – I love the lavender. It is a great idea to capture a small snippet like this … very inspiring.
Thanks for stopping by. As you know, I love your pictures!
Hi Lyndah! Nice pics 🙂 It’s neat to see the words on the jar itself glowing beside the subjects that are IN the jar. I think I’ll try it too! When I find the recharger for my camera battery…! Peace, Rachel OneLove.