March 12, 2016

A Powershot Workout

Finally! My Canon Powershot G16 came back from repair this week. Actually, what I got back was a replacement camera. They had mine for 5 weeks and couldn't find what was wrong with it. The problem was intermittent, like a car that won't act up in front of the mechanic. It occasionally happened when I zoomed in and then tried to zoom back out, but since I take a number of nature photos, I need the zoom to work reliably. And this was the third time I've sent the camera to Canon for repair, all under warranty. The technician thought it might be a problem with the viewfinder not synching with the zoom.

I've been trying out the new camera yesterday and today. So far, so good! Here are some sample shots.

Frank took my picture in Winchester.

These deer are in Shenandoah National Park. Night was approaching so I used the camera's little flash. It worked okay but I had to tweak these shots in Photoshop to make them look natural.

 The sign says "No Alcoholic Beverages" but I don't think it's aimed at the deer! By the way, this one is wearing a tracking collar.

 Sharing with Saturday's Critters 

Flowers are blooming in Virginia!


  1. Those deer are so graceful. Lovely photos.

  2. Hello Linda, I love the deer and the pretty blossoms.
    I am glad your camera is back. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your week ahead!

  3. I like those blooms, shows me spring is near

  4. Great series of photos. Flash looks very sleepy, sort of how I feel right now :) Lovely photo of you and the train in the background, pretty deer and how sweet it is to finally see the flowers blooming. Thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers and have a great weekend.

  5. Lovely deer shots and I hope your replacement camera works out for you.

  6. Glad you got a new camera to replace the other one. Pretty shots. I love the pink blooms! :-)

  7. Love the last photo. Flowering trees are blooming here in Oregon too. Yahoo for the new camera!

  8. Very pretty blossom and I love the Deer shot. Have a good day.

  9. Delightful shots! I feel your pain with the camera... I had a similar problem with a Sony, which was finally replaced under warranty.
    Thank you for joining us at the Saturday Silhouettes meme. Hope to see you again this week.


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