A Padre Island sunrise

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


I've taken a lot of pictures since I started this chunk of my life.  There have been a number of cameras for this too, a couple of point & shoot with the physical lens that moves in and out for the needed zoom, one was a quality Nikon SLR and the assorted camera's that came with different phones.

Arizona sunset taken with a phone

Lately most of my photos on this blog have come from my phone camera, it's always with me & it takes good photos.

It's hard to pick just one Grand Canyon photo
and none of them do it justice

I was at the beach on the Gulf of Mexico, white sand & salt water, almost no waves. I took my point & shoot camera because my phone does way more than call for pizza or take pictures and I'd miss it if I fell in.

Gulf Islands National Sea Shore- Pensacola 

My point and shoot is a Fuji, it's waterproof & has almost no moving parts.

My first two point shoot cameras had to be replaced when the lens that came out stopped coming out or wouldn't go back in. They took good photos and did everything I wanted except they didn't last. I'm thinking it was sand or grit that did them in.  Replacements were cheap enough that they were replaced rather than fixed.

After the second camera bit the dust I spent a little bit more for a camera that was a better fit for my lifestyle. Waterproof, shockproof & no moving parts to get jammed with grit or sand. I was concerned that the lack of a physical zoom might be a problem.  It isn't.

Waterproof point and shoot with no moving parts

This has taken me to a new problem... the battery is wearing out. I've carried this point and shoot in my pocket & in a bag for long enough for the battery to wear out. That's a better problem. 
$8 for a new battery from Amazon is a lot easier than a new camera. I'm happy!

(Amazon really reminds me of the Acme Manufacturing Company from Road Runner & Coyote cartoon fame!)

With digital I take a lot of pictures, most are quick to capture what's in front of me as a reminder.

point-n-shoot a memory
Some I actually think about before hand

Sunset over the Colorado river on the AZ/CA border
Calif Hwy 1 Southbound

Going South on Hwy 1

Once I thought I had too many sunset photos.  Later I looked at them again and realized that was not possible.


  1. Nice pictures!

    Thank you for the review of the cameras you have used in the past and continue to use in the present. I have been considering that waterproof, shockproof and dust proof camera for a while now.

    1. Your welcome! A camera that has outlasted the battery and does a good job is ok in my book!

  2. Love those pictures. Even enlarged, they are crystal clear. Does that camera take a standard chip?

    1. That camera takes a standard size sd chip, I put a 32gb in, never know when I'm going to want to take a long video!

  3. GREAT description of your experience with photography equipment!!! I love how your photos are great examples of your description. Very helpful... Thank you!!

    1. I'm pleased you found it helpful & thank you for the nice comments!

  4. Great photos! I switch between my iPhone and a Nikon DSLR which I admit I really need to learn more about.

  5. Thank you.
    It's hard to find the time to really 'learn' about a camera like that but worth it when you do. Good luck with that!