Although I live in Bellevue, Washington, I have been all over the world. I have taken a bicycle trip along the Elbe River from the Czech Republic towards Berlin. I have sailed on the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece and even been to Japan. Last summer, Ellen and I took a photography class together and most recently, we attended a photography and blogging workshop in Tucson with Kate and Andrew.
Over the years, I have recorded many family events and taken some awful pictures. (Don't tell Ellen it wasn't my fault.) So now that you know who I am, I'd like to introduce to you my new big brother.
Yep, he's the latest Canon G12. He is absolutely the coolest thing that has happened to Ellen's photography since I was given to her for Christmas many years back. He makes all of her pictures look good (and she needs all the help she can get.) He has many of the features I have, but they're new and improved. He's even got this cool fisheye lens effect that he may show you someday in another post.
Ellen has been carrying him with her everywhere this week. Here's his first shot. Ellen must have looked pretty silly squatting at the curb out front of the Safeway store to take this picture. Did I mention that it was beginning to drizzle?
Ellen is finding it easier to focus macro shots and thinks that he does a great job taking pictures without flash in various light levels. Here's a very simple one taken from the chair in which you can usually find Ellen working on her laptop.
And finally, here's a picture of my new owner Bob. He's eating a cookie and working on the other family laptop.
So, from now on, Ellen and the G12 will be working on this blog together. I know that they are going to get some really good photos together and I want to go on record as saying that I am not jealous in the least. Bob and I will be great together too...and Bob won't drop me a lot like Ellen did.