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Day at the Beach

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 15 June 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Saturday me and my bride spent a nice leisurely afternoon on Anna Maria Island, just swimming and taking in sunshine. Here's the start of a few things we saw...

Panasonic DMC-LS70 1/250 second F/14.0 ISO 100 18 mm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I have the Canon SD850 IS, which I can carry in my purse or a pocket and like it very much. Of course it doesn't do what the DSLR will, but I've done pretty well with it. Good luck making a decision ... it isn't' easy. :D
Glad you got to the beach for some R & R!

15 Jun 2009 11:47am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

How beautiful. It looks like such a wonderful beach.

I have nothing to offer about point and shoot cameras. I don't have one but think it would be nice to have one.

15 Jun 2009 1:07pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

This looks like the perfect place to chill out, wouldn't mind a few day's there myself :)
As for the point and shoot cameras, i use a Lumix too, and find it great and there is a great Cannon on the market at the moment, not sure of the model no though, will have to check it out. One thing i will say is stay away from ones without a Viewfinder (no pun intended) a pain in the rear to use when it's sunny ( i borrowed one once and kept trying to put it up to my eye lol) but you probably know that already :)
But of course it's a matter of personal taste, I know someone who takes amazing pics with one.

15 Jun 2009 1:29pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

this shot gets me in the mood for summer at the beach - we go to Virginia (on the Chesapeake Bay) in July and I can't wait.....
I don't have a spare camera at this point, but my wife wants one for her birthday (in Aug) - so I will be watching your replies to the question on a good point-n-shoot...

oh and by the way, your horizon is crooked (you know I had to say something!!)......

15 Jun 2009 1:50pm

@Chris: Lol, I was hoping you'd notice.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice capture of such blue waters! I so miss Anna Maria Island. It was nice to share some of it with you two years ago. :-)

I would have to say that I am a bit biased toward my Canon PowerShot A630. As much as I try to use my Sony DSLR as often as possible, my Canon I like. And it's LCD is retractable and can turn in just about any direction. Decent number of megapizels. The only con I have come across is the largest pixel size is only 3,264 x 2,448.

15 Jun 2009 1:52pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful capture. Love the framing of this shot !

15 Jun 2009 2:13pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

It's lovely to hear you still calling Mrs VF 'bride' after so many years of marriage and grown up children. I am glad you have a good time.we just went to a beach resort and there were some things we couldnt do with 2 young children in tow. We love them,but sometimes we do wish we can do things we like without them screaming or whining,like swimming in the sea for a few hours.But we treasure times with them because we know they will grow up really quickly.:)

15 Jun 2009 3:52pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Invitation to holiday ...
Beautiful framing!

15 Jun 2009 4:02pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The letterbox format somehow reflects the way we often 'see' a beach scene and looks so natural I did not even notice you have one leg shorter than the other until Chris mentioned it !

As to P&S, the choices are so wide and the general quality so good and models so constantly changing it is difficult to know where to start - which is, of course, why you asked !

15 Jun 2009 6:43pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Yeah, but it's the other leg... heh.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

What a great shot Glenn. I love that you still call your wife your bride. I agree with Ronnie, so many to choose from. The three types you mentioned are probably the top three brands and all would be a good choice. I have a Canon and love it.

15 Jun 2009 8:27pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

I just purchased a sony point and shoot...needed something lighter to carry around and catch some memories that the BIG sony is just too heavy and bulky to bring.
Lovely shot...looks like a fun day

16 Jun 2009 1:54am

@Jen: I was really torn between getting a Sony or the Canon. The Sony prices were really a little better.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Stunning, stunning colour, I love the colour of the sea ;)

16 Jun 2009 12:19pm

Panasonic DMC-LS70
1/250 second
ISO 100
18 mm