This has been a test. If these were real photos being posted to these here inter-tubes you would have derived pleasure from them…rather than shock and dismay. Be that as it may, the instrument has landed. I returned from the dentist’s office about an hour ago (where everything was hunky-dory, thanks for asking), worried that FedEx just might have come by in my absence. But… nothing attached to my door, so I assumed they had not.
I decided to check FedEx’s tracking site and Lo! My package was “left by the front door.” And so it was, tucked unobtrusively behind my lawn chair and in front of the RV’s rear wheels. Big and immediate sigh of relief!
So: I assembled the instrument, figured out how to turn it on and such, set the self-timer, pressed the shutter, and assumed the pose. What you see above is my first picture, shot in full-auto mode. The original sized photo is cropped in the second pic to show only my ugly mug. The whole image was re-sized to 30% of the original in the first. Big files, to put it mildly…3.68 Mb for this one... and this is a jpeg, not a RAW image.
It’s too danged hot outside to go play, so you and I will both wait for more interesting stuff…which will come later rather than sooner.
In the meantime, I’m gonna play around with the thing and try and get more of an intuitive feel for the controls and such. I was dead-wrong when I said I didn’t think “the learning curve will be all that steep” in my post this morning.
Ha. Yet again.