because Sabrina would never have allowed this:
Not the most flattering pic of me, but she looks fabulous! Such a sweet face! Sabrina hated to be constricted or confined and didn’t stand for any hugging or encircling of arms. She would flip out if you tried it (just ask Jim!). Knowing this, it made the fact that she allowed me to carry her up and down the deck stairs several times a day during the last week of her life so poignant.
Often I’ll come out of my office and into the living room and she will be sitting up with just enough space between her and the arm rest for me to sit down and wrap my arms around her. Within minutes she’ll be sprawled across my lap, completely content.
Actually, I think my dslr would have had trouble with this one, too. I popped my little p&s camera in my pocket yesterday when we took the poopers out for their 4 p.m. walk. I was sitting in the shade with Apollo and the sun was behind the big fella. My very old, old Nikon digicam had a great “backlight” setting that would fire a fill-in flash to brighten the forefront of the shot, but I don’t think Canon has that. My dslr I would have to have used the flash and it may have been too much and washed out the shot.
Can you tell?
I used comparable settings/functions to take two similar shots for comparison. Now for this trip (which might be in September or may be in November) I doubt I’d be taking many inside “keeper” shots; I’d want it more for outside urban landscape/building shots. I don’t necessarily want to be carting along my dslr & accessories, but I’d hate to have sacrificed getting quality shots just for the sake of a smaller tote bag. Decisions, decisions. I need to mess around more with the p&s to explore the different settings. I have a few months to decide, regardless, so it’s not a pressing need.