|Cottonwood Mountains, Death Valley National Park, CA|
Canon Power Shot SX40 HS, 1/200s, f/4, ISO: 160
I have a a Rebel T5i now. It's interesting, I get better pictures with it--it's smarter, faster and I'm starting to understand how to manage exposures manually--but I also throw away a lot more pictures. That's partially because I've become more fussy with image quality but it's also because I take more shit pictures with the Rebel. Both of the Power Shots took more consistently acceptable photos. The SX40 also had better reach than my 250mm lens, which is the longer of my two lenses.
What's the point and what does it have to do with this picture of the Cottonwoods? I'm not sure, really. I suppose as I encounter these older photographs I'm pleasantly surprised with how well Power Shots handled themselves. I wouldn't want to give up my DSLR. If nothing else, it's simply more fun to use. Finding just the right settings is sometimes a challenge, but it's also rewarding. The Power Shots took some nice ohotos, though, I don't regret taking my time moving from the SD770 to the SX40 to the Rebel.
Blah, blah, blah. I hope you enjoyed today's photo. It's one of my favorite places to visit.