Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Nature Notes: May begins
The first shot of the American Robin was taken on May 2, 2011 and is among the last photographs taken with my Canon Powershot.
On May 2 the camera I've used since 2006 and with which I've taken countless photographs finally stopped working. The next shot was taken on May 1, 2011.
When I got the E18 error message and my camera lens wouldn't open I checked it out online. The next American Robin was shot on April 28, 2011.
I found out that the error message can mean the lens won't open due to dirt or an alignment issue amongst other things. After following all the self help suggestions I concluded that my camera is probably not fixable by me. The next shot is of butterfly weed which is popping up everywhere.
After reading about the average cost of getting my camera fixed for this problem (if it's fixable) I determined it's too much money to spend on a camera this age which could have other problems. So I don't know when I'll have a camera again but since I have a zillion photographs I've never posted, I can keep photo blogging from my archives. The last shot is of the butterfly weed popping up around my hostas.
I'm starting to take notes on what is going on in my natural world so future nature notes may be in diary form with older photographs for illustrations. I will probably eventually have another camera but at the moment it's not something I can afford. I may try a disposable camera for vacations. They even have disposable digital cameras now for under 10 bucks. In some ways though, it will be good to have the time where I'm observing and thinking about what I see versus photographing all the time. Click for the home of nature notes.