Monday, February 3, 2014
Sailboat, wider view
We usually look out our back patio to the beach. This is a view from our front door out to the ocean towards the southwest. The roofs of the buildings in the foreground are stores.
This demonstrates the power of the 42x zoom on the little Nikon CoolPix 512 camera that I use when I do not want to carry my DLSR with its heavy camera body and lenses.
The photo yesterday and today demonstrates the versatility of the camera. Its lens goes from a macro setting, to wide angle, to a very powerful telephoto. The sailboat in yesterday's photo would normally not even be a subject for a photo from this vantage point and distance except with a camera with such an amazingly powerful zoom. The 42x zoom is the equivalent of a 1,000 mm lens. After seeing my photos, Sharon of Phoenix Daily Photo bought the same model, as have several other people to whom I have recommended the camera. I think Nikon should give me a commission.
This week we are showing another set of underwater photos from our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.