I can't remember just how long I've had my Canon camera, but there has been one thing really bugging me about it.
I couldn't work out how to use the bloody remote control!
The instructions said I had to remove the eye viewer part on the camera, and cover it with that little rectangular piece ... but didn't actually say HOW to do it!
So, because I didn't want to break it, I kept putting it off. I could have gone into a camera shop and asked... but never did. Kept forgetting. Derrr.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I nearly dropped the camera, and grabbed it awkwardly, and BOOM! The eye viewer piece came off in my hand.
OH! So THAT'S how it comes off!
So last night, I decided to give the remote a go.
I really didn't expect it to work to be honest... but it did!
So now I can be in every family photo if I so wish... cos I can take the photo with the remote control.
I am rapt. Of course, I took a few photos last night, just to give it a go:
ABOVE: Not the best shots I must admit, but I was just playing around.
Another funny story from yesterday's lunch:
We are sitting at our table, ordering our lunch from the waitress (a lovely girl), and she (the waitress) commented on how lovely my nail polish was.
To which I promptly said "Oh wait till you see this" ... and I reached over and dunked my finger in Sue # 2's glass of water!
Sue looked horrified, the waitress laughed her head off and I showed them what happens when I put my warm finger in a cold glass of water... my nail polish went from pale blue to purple. COLOUR CHANGE NAIL POLISH, of course.
None of them had seen it before, and were rather impressed. Not to mention thinking it was hysterical that I would plonk my finger into Sue's drink! lol
Luckily Sue didn't mind. ha ha ha 😉
ABOVE: Another nice photo of the Sue's and me from yesterday.
Well... today. Not sure what we are getting up to... but I hope to get back to that little giraffe at some point.
So I woke this morning with one thing on my mind. Find my camera tripod, so I can use it for taking photos using the remote.
I knew I'd seen it recently, and I knew I had moved it to a place that wasn't 'the normal' place. So I started hunting for it.
But do you think I could find the bloody thing? I hunted for about an hour, then gave up.
Then Stew decided to have a go at finding it, after I told him I was kinda thinking it was in the garage. And my darling found it fairly quickly.
ABOVE: We spent some time remembering how to work it...
ABOVE: And see that little lever? I had NEVER figured out what it did... and Stew worked it out just like that! MEN! At least he didn't rub it in.
So now I've got my tripod all sorted, my remote all sorted... and ready to go! Excited for all the 'selfies' I can now take! No more having to be behind the camera for all family events.
Keera's glasses have arrived, so we are popping into Hamilton to pick them up and have them fitted. I wonder if Keera will notice how much better her vision is with them on?
ABOVE: And the excitement of wearing glasses wore off in about .... 10 minutes. But she will adjust I'm sure.
She can be a really cranky kid and stubborn, so it might be a battle for a while.