Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mount Hotham holiday

I have just returned from a few days on top of the world at Mt Hotham and have included a few of my favorite photos.
Part way through last year I finally bought a digital camera, I'd been swinging between an slr and a small camera for over two years. I had a small polaroid digital of 1.3 Mega pixels which I mostly use for taking happy snaps to go on my website but wanted something better. I settled for something in between which was recommended by a friend who does a lot of photography. I've got a Panasonic Lumix with 10 megapixels and 12 x optical zoom this is the first time I've had a really good play with it and I was very impressed. I got some great photos of the many wildflowers

a couple of good ones of birds that were tiny and not that close,

a sunset, a storm and a misty night

and of course the beautiful scenery.

There was lots of evidence of the bushfires from 2003, many of the snow gums have yet to recover, some are just sprouting from the base of the old trees. Everywhere you look you can see dead trees and you can see just how close the fires got to the lodges.


quirkyartist said...

Hi Gail,
I have also got a Panasonic Lumix, though mine is a couple of years old now and has less megapixels. I am very happy with it. I did a lot of homework before I decided which one to buy. Strangely enough, friends were here from NZ and he had the same camera. I said to his wife 'I did a lot of homework - excel spreadsheets with features etc etc" and she said 'yes....... yes'. And, knowing him as I do, yes, he would have done that too. So that's two of us who did a lot of research and agree that was the way to go.

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