Life ebbs and flows. So does my desire to photograph. Until recently, my photography had taken a backseat. I had become bored with shooting the same locale. I wasn't travelling as much as I had wanted, and I didn't see anything new that needed a photographic 'capture' as it were.
Not to mention that someone broke into our apartment complex garage, and looted three cars, mine among them. They smashed my passenger side car window, and stole my backpack. In one of my backpack pockets, was my point and shoot, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 . A great little camera, although it was nearing it's end...the lens was dirty, and in some of the shots, I could see sensor burns from 'staring' at the eclipse too long. Rather than point, click, and face away, I snapped a few at a time. So, in the background of blue sky images, you can see the small circles of different phases of the total eclipse. Proof that staring at the sun too long WILL damage the lens, photographically speaking...
Not to mention, my LG G4 cell phone bit the dust, and I was resorted to acquire the LG G5. Let's just say that it's a definite 'step down' from the G4. Functional selections are lacking, things like visual alerts that could be customized by changing the colors, better for identifying the caller/messenger. That I miss most. However, the camera, smaller at 13MP vs the 20MP, provide a wide angle panoramic view that is jaw-dropping amazing. These recent photos, within the last few days, are images taken with the new cell phone.
A little ahead of schedule, I'm looking for a digital camera (DSLR or P&S) other than Nikon/Canon. If you have any ideas or suggestions on brands and models of cameras, I'd love to hear your thoughts.