The Traveller and I have just had a lovely weekend down in Edinburgh with my daughter and her boyfriend. We took the opportunity to have an early Christmas as we won’t be seeing them over the festive season. We also took the opportunity to give each other our Christmas present early – a new Panasonic Lumix T60 camera. Well, to be honest, it is probably going to be more mine than Mike’s, as I am less prepared to take our heavy DSLR with me when walking up hills.
On the way back to Aberdeen, having avoided the closed Forth Road Bridge, we took a break at one of our favourite stopping points, Glendoick Garden Centre. No, I wasn’t still on the lookout for plants, instead we thought we might pick up a few Christmas presents.
As we got out of the car we realised how cold it was outside. It had been a bit chilly in Edinburgh, but not as cold as this was. The puddles were frozen and the fields were all white. I soon realised this was an opportunity to try out the new camera.
One reason I like Glendoick is that they have a garden area where you can see their plants actually growing.
Today this turned out to be a winter wonderland. Nothing makes plant foliage quite so beautiful as a layer of ice crystals.
I was very pleased with how this camera performed – and all on automatic, or what they now call ‘Intelligent Auto’ mode! The purchase of this camera could be a real step back for my mastering of the finer points of photography!