My husband has never shown much interest in photography, but has taken the odd picture with a disposable film camera in the past. No one is using my first digital camera, a Kodak Easy Share DX 4530, any more. A group of guys from his workplace went to the owner's cottage for some fishing this weekend.
The beautiful cottage is on Lake Effingham in central Ontario. I gave my husband the camera and instructed him on how to use the auto setting only. I forgot that I had taken out the bigger memory card and had put in the 16MB card that came with the unit. Oops! The few pictures he took turned out very well and I am impressed with his eye for a good shot. (He does have a good eye for a puck, baseball and fishing lures.)
The fishing wasn't great, but the fall colours were. This little pan-sized bass was eaten along the others caught that day. The group saw very few birds and animals, but heard loons on the lake at night. He was hoping to get a picture of something new for me. But I loved the first picture of the weather front moving in from the west.
We used to go to this lake in mid-July when our girls were young. The area was swarmed by mosquitoes and deer flies at that time of year and there was no escaping them, day or night, unless you were under water or moving in a boat. Fall brings relief from these pests and is likely the best time to visit.
Time will tell how the new family photographer will develop his skills. Digital cameras are so rewarding.