Playing Around With The Canon Powershot A1400

A pretty white flower on a bush.
A pretty white flower on a bush.

The other day I purchased a new camera, but I have yet to download the manual. Yes, I would love to purchase a DSLR or another high end camera, but that is not exactly in my budget. This camera is 16 mega pixels, and takes more detailed images than my previous camera that only took 8 mega pixel photos. Currently I am just looking at my camera see what I can do without the manual. Okay, this probably sound ridiculous to people who read manuals through before using a new camera, but the CanonPowershot A1400 came without a manual, so yes, I need to stop writing about this and go download it.

Nonetheless, I was still impressed with the quality of photos I obtained without having first read through the manual. Anyone who has ever owned a camera can figure out the basic functions, and that is what I actually like about this camera. I purchase it for about sixty dollars on Amazon, and it is five times better than the digital camera I purchased back in 2008, which was over two hundred dollars at the time. This just goes to show that digital camera technology has improved immensely, and since so many people are just using their smart phones to take pictures these days, people who prefer real cameras can buy these for much more reasonable prices now. The prices of cameras excellent pictures will continue to come down as people spend several hundred dollars on smart phones, so perhaps it is just a matter of time before a DSLR would be a reasonable purchase.

The camera that I used to take the pictures in this post is the one shown above.

Orange And Yellow Poppies
Orange and yellow daises.
Daisies along a walking trail.
Daisies along a walking trail.
Walking across the bridge on the walking trail.
Walking across the bridge on the walking trail.
The side of the walking bridge.
The side of the walking bridge.
A curve along the walking trail.
A curve along the walking trail.
Looking back up at the walking bridge.
Looking back up at the walking bridge.
Looking up at the oak tree.
Looking up at the oak tree.
Closeup of daisies on the walking trail.
Closeup of daisies on the walking trail.
Continuing to walk down the trail.
Continuing to walk down the trail.
Looking down at the storm drain.
Looking down at the storm drain.
Another oak tree on the trail.
Another oak tree on the trail.
A small log spotted from the trail.
A small log spotted from the trail.
A pretty pink flower on a bush.
A pretty pink flower on a bush.
Clouds in the sky.
Clouds in the sky.
Walking down the bike trail.
Walking down the bike trail.
Palm tree with green pods.
Palm tree with green pods.
A little yellow flower.
A little yellow flower.
An overcast day and the view of the Cajon Pass.
An overcast day and the view of the Cajon Pass.
Looking out towards the hills.
Looking out towards the hills.
Red roses in the afternoon.
Red roses in the afternoon.
The white rose.
The white rose.

The Late Afternoon And Early Evening In Southern California

Here is a video I captured of the car lights in the distance going up over the Cajon Pass, which is where the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains meet. The Inland Valley of Southern California is heavily influenced by mountains and passes, and we are not just flat land and Hollywood. It is interesting to read about our local history and geography and see what we have to offer beyond the LA nightlife.