An Old Leather Bag

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

These B&W photographs were shot with a compact P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS camera.  I have been taking pictures with this camera for a little less than five years, and the more I do, the more I love this puppy.

I’ve read blogs, pundits and even recognized photographers making fun of P&S cameras.  They go as far as saying they are toy cameras only used to take lousy nickle and dimes snapshots.  I object to these totally unfair claims.  A P&S camera under a skillful photographer can produce shots you would not believe it was shot with a cheap P&S camera.  At the end of the day, it’s not the camera that creates a jaw-dropping shot, but a skilled and creative person behind the lens.

I will keep my P&S camera until it says “No Más, No Más”; and when it does, I will probably buy another one to replace it.  That is how much I love P&S cameras.  “The proof is in the pudding.” I rest my case and Good Day.


4 thoughts on “An Old Leather Bag”

  1. I really like the black and white treatment here. I’m funny about b&w — most of the time, given a choice, I really prefer color. But b&w can work well, and it certainly does in this case.

    I read about your experience with the lenses, too. Live and learn, as they say. I just came back with some photos from my trip that just weren’t good, and I suddenly realized the settings on the camera were completely wrong for the setting. Ah, well. Live and learn there, too!

  2. Experience is a good thing. Having lived 67 years places me in an advantageous position compared with those of much younger ages.

    I take my past failures as learning steps to keep on climbing the ladder of success. Now I know what lenses not to buy. After the incident I’m wiser than before. As one door closes other doors will open—for sure.

    Sorry about your settings problems, but as I said previously, you are wiser now because of that settings flaw.

    Normally I shoot in color, but sometimes B&W will make my day. In art there are no rules—anything is fair game.

    Thank you for your comments, it’s nice to have you back with us. 🙂



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