It’s here!

I’ve got it! The shop phoned at midday to say my camera had arrived, just before they shut for siesta. So as soon as they opened at 5 pm I was there, clutching my credit card, ready to pay the balance.

I’d had dreams of taking photos on my way back to the car park, but of course it came with a flat battery. As soon as I got home, I put the battery on charge and started reading the manual.

That’s when I realised it came without the SD card. And the old camera uses an XD, So I went out again, this time to the next village rather than all the way into town. The only card they had was 4Gb, but hey, I’ll be doing a wedding in August, so I’ll need a big card then.

By the time I got home, the battery was half-charged, so I put it inthe camera ready to play. The first few shots were bad, because I had it on manual focus, and I hadn’t focused. The others are rather boring because the light was going and neither of my fellers was feeling co-operative, but this is the best of the bunch.

I’m really looking forward to lots and lots of practice!

The other news is that my friends – the ones mid-emmigration – made it over the Pyrenees in spite of the snow.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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