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Photographer's Note

So, I have a new camera. It has buttons, and dials, and other things just as cool.

Most of which I don't understand.

This is made more difficult by my decision to change the operating language to Spanish in order to improve my complete lack of ability in that area before a visit to South America next year (I've done it to some of my computer programs too - I may be able to create a spreadsheet in Bolivia but may have difficulty getting a drink).

First I try the full auto setting.

Hopeless.

Then shutter priority, the aperture priority, etc, etc. Again, hopeless, compounded by my complete lack of knowledge of what these terms mean for a photo.

So, with this shot I tried the manual setting. I have no tripod yet, so I balanced the camera on a big concrete pylon. A good idea, although the first try meant the autofocus thingo made the camera try to walk off the edge.

Got the little arrow in the middle, adjusted the shutter speed to 4 secs.

Then the Citycat (the best way to get to work in the world - a catamaran along the river) went past, creating that dark blur to the right. It did leave an interesting wake, though.

Anyway, if you can be bothered, let me know what you think I could do differently.

Cheers

Oh, BTW, that's a shot of Brisbane City from just near Brett's Wharf.

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