Camera in my Pocket


For the past few years, I’ve had the admittedly “rich people’s problem” of having a DSLR.  It’s heavy, I hit small children in the head with it, and it markedly cut down on my Disneyland and other trips’ pleasures.  Not to mention the nose squishing caused by looking through a viewfinder.

So I was pleased when my pop gave me some birthday monies in February and I was able to skedaddle over to Costco, where I purchased the  Lumix on sale.  (This, of course, being before the Great Layoff Debacle.)

It takes great pics.  It’s got a 10X optical zoom (most small cameras have like a 3X or 4X zoom, or a digital zoom, which is grainy), 9.1 megapixels for great quality, and even a movie camera. Not too shabby, my dear.

Soft skin setting, morning light

Sleeping tiger cubs, no flash
Sleeping tiger cubs, no flash
Downtown from Pt. Loma, landscape setting
Downtown from Pt. Loma, landscape setting

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

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