Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Camera Never Lies.....

.... or does it?
Last year my lovely family gave me a new Canon point-and-shoot camera for my birthday. A bit more complicated than my previous ancient Nikon. There's a printed user guide with the camera to describe basic functions... turning it on and off, using the flash etc, but anything more complicated was on the accompanying disk.
I wish they wouldn't do that!

So I decided it was time to investigate what this little camera is capable of.... and I had a lot of fun pressing buttons and finding out.

Top picture is a bright orange gerbera daisy that flourishes in a flowerpot on my back deck.
I discovered that I can change the colour to whatever I fancy by some simple actions.... blue, yellow, pink.... all the same flower!


So the camera does lie, after all! Or is it magic???

13 comments:

Rock Chef said...

Great fun! Does it work on faces?

ann @ studiohyde said...

Wow! that's clever.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like magic to me. :)

Craver Vii said...

That looks like great entertainment! I like that they are including these types of options in new cameras.

Ginnie said...

HAHAHA! I love it, Sham. Actually, I've just bought a new Canon point-n-shoot which I'll pick up in Atlanta come October. Out of curiosity, which one did your family give you??? My bazooka lens is really aggravating all my wrong nerves, so I have to do something different for traveling. I'll be eager, like you, to see how it works! Congratulations.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL...Well,it's not the Camera that lies, it's the person taking the picture, if you choose to change the color...! I can see how that might be fun, though I am a purist, at heart.

Anvilcloud said...

I figure that a camera always lies in the sense that it never depicts exactly what you saw although it can come close sometimes. For example, I would be surprised if the colour of the original is exactly the same as the real thing.

Red Rose. said...

How exciting it is! It always needs a lot of time to learn a new one. But you did!
Tomoko

madretz said...

you have photoshop in your camera!

photowannabe said...

My camera has so many do-hickies on it that I never (don't know how to use) use.
I think the directions are so complicated to read and figure out. I seem to loose patience before I accomplish anything.
All that being said...good for you. Love the changing color flower.
Keep on experimenting. It's fun.

TheKid said...

This is really interesting! I should get me one of these fancy cameras.

Hilary said...

Fun stuff, Shammie. Of course the camera lies.. that's what makes photography an art. ;)

Marge said...

definitely magic. Gotta get me one of those camera's. LOL