It was a fine chance to test out the camera I'd won from the Cork Cycling Festival's photo competition. I went out on a limb and did not bring my beloved Canon Digital Rebel with me. This means, other than a small point-and-shoot (can't be completely without backup), I was taking a big chance. Even though my skills could definitely use some honing, I do all right with my trusty Canon by my side. I always manage to get something useful, and I sometimes manage to get something great!
The camera is a Fujifilm FinePix S2950. It's lightweight and has a lot of great manual settings, but sometimes the sharpness and clarity, as well as the color and contrast management, leave something to be desired. On the other hand, it has a GREAT panorama feature! Take a peek and tell me what you think.
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This is El Teide, the highest point in Spain! Although there hasn't been an eruption in over 100 years, it's still an active volcano with steaming vents and promises of future action. This photo was taken inside the Las Cañadas caldera, a big crater-like space formed 150,000 years ago during a massive volcanic blow out. Of note is that Christopher Columbus reportedly saw an eruption of one of Teide's vents in 1492 as he sailed past on his way to discover the New World.
The panorama feature of the new camera may be more fun than practical (it really is super fun to use!), but I think this one came out all right. But then, I love volcanoes! (I said that, right?)
What have you been photographing lately?