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Waddell Creek

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 15 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Big Basin Redwood Park - Santa Cruz County - California

This will introduce a new camera in my arsenal - The Canon D10

This is the first entry from Canon in the waterproof market - going up against Olympus and Panasonic. I have specific need of a waterproof camera and this looks as though it will fill the bill nicely. The downside is that it is very limited in its manual functions. Plus side - 12.2 mp, image stabilization, and submersible to 10 m. (33 feet). This was a perfect day to try it out.

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You drowned the poor thing! best...jerry

15 Mar 2010 6:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very beautiful place to walk and take photos.
Congratulations for the new camera (I don't know this D10, is it new?)

15 Mar 2010 6:20am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice image, happy new camera

15 Mar 2010 6:29am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

J'aime beaucoup toutes les tonalités de vert de cette belle image

15 Mar 2010 7:34am

Yvon from France

very nice landscape

15 Mar 2010 8:03am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice landscape! Great shot!

15 Mar 2010 10:48am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Looks like the perfect place for a waterproof camera,great scene !!

15 Mar 2010 12:03pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

It has caught the greens beautifully here, at some stage I would want to add a waterproof camera to my collection, lets us know what you think of it after more testing

15 Mar 2010 1:05pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow, this is so lush! Like the rain forest.
As for waterproof cameras, please keep your seals clean, use lots of silicon, and change them often. I have flooded more cameras and watches than I care to admit to.

15 Mar 2010 1:53pm

@Ralph Jones: It is so odd, Ralph - nothing in the Canon literature suggests any maintenance whatsoever. It simply cautions to make sure the small lone door (battery and card access) is clean and closed tight. Should you take it in the ocean- it also recommends flushing salt water with a lot of fresh water and drying before opening the beast. The same can be reported of the Panasonic and Olympus underwater cameras. I know what you are writing is true. My guess is that since it is designed specifically for being waterproof - they used materials that allow no maintenance. I read somewhere in my research that the screws and fittings were like that of a submarine. Thanks both for the concern - and the visit. Happy Monday!

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

My first reaction after seeing this shot was concern for the well being of your camera. Then I read your comments and sighed with relief that you were using a waterproof camera! I'm looking forward to some wet photography from you in the near future.

15 Mar 2010 3:10pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

looks like between winter and spring... nice countryside!

15 Mar 2010 3:47pm

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Wow look at this, so beautiful (✿◠‿◠)❤

15 Mar 2010 4:08pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous landscape. Love the soft colors..the mood.

15 Mar 2010 8:48pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the mood here

15 Mar 2010 9:07pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Love this shot Stephen......the view is superb.....and now I'm jealous of you too....waterproof camera......wish i could even afford one of those "waterproof" boxes for mine......on the wish list......

15 Mar 2010 10:39pm

@Susan: Thanks for the visit, Susan. Have you made any headway with the blimp-folks? I say - have Goodyear pay for all the gear your heart desires. Now that's a business plan! The little D10 ran me less than $300. A housing costs that much. I have a mermaid that wants to pose when the waters get a little toastier. That was my incentive! In case you would like to have a look:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09021805canond10.asp

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Hmmm, we're trodding the same ground. The composition / POV is really nice. This would have made a cool HDR image.

15 Mar 2010 10:54pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Didn't realize it was a little "pocket type" camera......i still want a housing for mine!! No luck yet with the blimp folks...I'm gonna have to put together a "slide show", and take it over there on a cd.... Looking forward to your mermaid shots!!! are you gonna have to use a snorkel?????

16 Mar 2010 12:14am