I got an itch to wander through the Great Swamp today with my camera, and Aidan decided to come with me. Having lost his beloved flip video camera on Friday night, I suggested he borrow my old Canon S3 – it doesn’t zoom anymore, but everything else about it works, including the video functions.
We took our time, walking, chatting, photographing. As much as I sometimes wish there were still toddlers and preschoolers in this house, there are times like this when I am so happy to have older children. With an older child, you can play grown-up games, and I have to admit, I would much rather play “take pretty pictures” than Candy Land…
I showed Aidan the super macro setting on the camera, and he and I got down low on the ground and captured curled up leaves and other harbingers of Autumn through our lenses.
Two hours went by before we even realized it. During our walk, Aidan asked if he could be a guest blogger here and post the pictures he took. I think it’s a great idea! I’ve set him up a userid now, and I hope that he’ll log on here today to share his thoughts and his photos.
First, though, he’s exploring the use of color-swap mode in movie-making. Nothing like a curious 10-year-old to make camera feature documentation completely unnecessary…
More swampy stuff later from Aidan, I hope!
In the meantime, if you happen to find a flip video camera with an “I <3 Aliens” sticker on it, please send it back our way. It is missed.