Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I'm a bit disappointed, but I have spoken with Canon's customer support, and it seems I need to send it in for repairs.

I can shoot without the flash, or manually pop it up if I need it, but that will most likely further damage it. I only hope that by doing that I haven't ruined it to the point where they consider it abuse of some sort and won't fix it.

My issue really, is that it's summer. I don't want to miss out on any photo opportunities, which I'm sure to. I don't want to get the camera back just before I go on my vacation to Alaska, and then have no idea what I'm doing. I'm still learning the camera, and would like to get another lens next month.

I was considering sending it now in hopes that it'd get back by the middle of next month so that I would have the new lens with it, and at least a month to play with it before my trip to Alaska.

If I don't send it now, I'll have to wait until after foliage season..

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Pink Lady Slipper & Naples Blues Festival

I went for a walk around Mackworth Island yesterday. I was disappointed by the lack of flowers as I'd seen before. Also, it's becoming over-run by bamboo, and they are clearing down trees in places and it doesn't look so pretty right now.. The only good thing I found, was a Lady Slipper.

I didn't take many pictures at the Naples Blues Festival, but here are some.

This guy jumped down off the stage, gave his guitar to a woman, and played it while she held it.

A random shot I took of some boaters, with a nice background.

Then the last band we saw. The Blind Lemons, which reminds me too much of Blind Melon. Not a similar style of music though of course..

In other news, I think I have to send my camera back in to be repaired already. The flash won't pop up on demand, and I either have to do it manually (probably a bad idea) or just set the camera to no flash, or else I'll get an annoying error message telling me to shut my camera off.