June 17, 2009
Awww, what a cute, scrawny little tree.
I saw this little guy one fine day when I was skiing on Blackcomb Mountain, which is part of Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia. (This was coming down from the Glacier Express chair, for those who are familiar with the mountain.)
Here’s something interesting about this picture: I took it using my little pocket camera, which at the time was a Canon SD700 IS. (It’s since been replaced with a newer one). Maybe you think this picture is a good example, maybe not, but I’ve always said that there’s no reason you can’t get great pictures even with a simple, cheap camera. Granted, there *are* pictures you can take with a big huge SLR that you can’t take with a pocket camera, but there are PLENTY of amazing things you can do with a point-and-shoot. (In fact, of the pictures I’ve used so far for Picture of the Day – 22 total including today – 4 of them were taken with a pocket camera, and 2 of them were with my super-old 35mm SLR. Just sayin’)
So, no matter what kind of camera it is you’ve got, just go out and take a bunch of pictures. The only way to get better is with practice!
Notes: Canon PowerShot SD700 IS. 1/800s, f/5.5.