Well, it is not a new camera, but is new to me. It is also vastly superior to my camera, which took another hit with the Mister on his trip. I bought my Olympus in 2003, it's a 3.2mp! It would still take great shots - especially super macro - if the poor thing hadn't been knocked about more times than it could handle.
So now, I have the lovely Hollie's Sony Cyber-shot. It has a completely different feel and with a different system, it will take some getting used to.
I took my new buddy with me on a walk down a path I've never explored. Running past the entrance to the path, I've wondered about it many times and also figured I might be able to use it, to get a better look at the horses at the nearby Greenbelt Farm. There was a light dusting of snow this morning that threatened to melt if I didn't get my butt out the door.
I did eventually find the horses. It was tricky to get a decent shot as one couldn't get too close. There was a stream running around the perimeter of the property and it was quite thick with bushes in most places. I did manage to get one shot that I liked.
I like that you can catch a glimpse of the snow that was still trying to fall, despite the temperature hovering around the freezing mark. This path was lovely and quiet, there was one other walker with a skittish dog, but they didn't last long and then I had the area all to myself. In a big city, it's not easy to find a quiet spot without traffic or shopping.
Along the way I found an abandoned nest. I saw others as well, but this one I brought home. Of course now that it is thawing, it is coming loose. Aren't these things usually tightly bound? I will have to find a way to reinforce it without wrecking the look of it. This one pictured below was higher in a tree and was perfectly cup-shaped. One of these days, I'm sure to find another - just gotta keep trekking.