The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Who's zoomin' whom

Hmmm... I think that was the name of an Aretha Franklin album, but really this is about a new camera with a very serious zoom.  It is a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS "offering the world's first 50x Optical Zoom lens* in a compact digital camera, which goes all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent)."  That is some crazy zoom, eh?

The camera is relatively inexpensive and will take the place of my Nikon D300, which has been a workhorse, but is just too heavy to carry with all the lenses.  Technology marches on....
These are from Santiago Apostal and you get an idea how powerful the zoom is.  I did not move from my initial spot, but had to do some serious bracing against a wall just to keep the shot on line and in focus.
Pretty cool.
Here's the woman seated from the first shot.  It should be fun shooting portraits from a distance.


Anonymous said...

Woww! that's some serious zoom. Now I want it, I have to have that camera!

Good thing Black friday is in two days.

Greetings K

Christopher Stowens said...

It is a fun camera. It will be interesting to see how it hold up. What is this Black Friday I keep hearing about? ;-)