SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 007

The background for these posts can be found in THIS post.

In brief, these posts serve to introduce new readers — and reintroduce regular readers — to photos from the early days of this blog and, occasionally, to photos from days before this blog came into existence.

Today, I offer a gallery with 90 photos originally shared in THIS post.

I almost called it a “recent post” but it’s from five years ago. Anymore, I can hardly process the passage of time because — as an example of that post — it seems both “recent” and “ancient”; I can’t believe it’s been that long and it also seems like it was longer. Perhaps I’m just losing it; I hear it happens as one gets on in years.

Anyway, on to the photos, which, per the SmugMug Gallery name, are all taken with the P900 . . .

A cruise ship in Kona harbor on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi

For new readers, that’s from the time we were living in Hawaiʻi.

As far as the P900, that was the first year I owned it, and I made it a point to put it through its paces.

Not the same ship but, after a while, cruise ships tend to resemble each other in shape.

Of course, all this was before they turned into giant Petri dishes, although, truthfully, they were always incubators for various viruses, just not as deadly as COVID-19 . . .

Nice scenery . . . Vog and all.

Whenever I posted photos of cruise ships, ElBob would make it a point of telling me what abomination they were, both to the spirit of seafaring and to the eyes . . . I would then make it a point of calling them boats. Ah, good times . . . I miss ElBob.

There’s no particular theme to this gallery (usual for me) other than exploring two things: life and the sights of Hawaiʻi, and the capabilities of the P900.

I sought out the P900 primarily for the zoom, but it’s also a capable macro camera.

Up close.
Far away.
Near, but zoomed-in a lot.

These crabs don’t trust humans (something I have in common with them) and the only way to get these types of photos is to either crop a whole lot or use the P900 to ‘reach out’, as it were . . .

Sometimes, you can capture stuff that’s a long way off, and, to be clear, it’s not the woman I’m photographing, but the fact she brought shark food with her on the paddleboard . . .

Regular readers know this, but if anyone is contemplating a versatile, lightweight, fairly compact, and decent camera for amateur photography, I have no problems recommending the P900.

. . . of course, there are competitors, but this is the only one — that I’m aware of — with this kind of zoom (all taken from the same distance) . . .

OK, just two more . . .

Iconic Hawaiʻian scenery
Iconic Hawaiʻian scenery

. . . so here are the links to the slideshow for the SmugMug Gallery in question.

Note: the transition is set to 2sec, but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can still scroll through the photos, or interact in other ways.

Slideshow of the P900 Catching up No. 2 gallery (90 photos)

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