There have been a few times over the past week when I've gotten frustrated with my camera, mostly over focusing issues. Canon uses a nine-sector grid for determining focus, and for the most part, it does pretty well on selecting its subject to match my eye in shots. In certain circumstances, most notably around the macro shots I'm rather fond of, the camera's brain utterly rebels against me, insisting that I'm far more interested in the lovely greenery about six feet away than in the butterfly that's perched inches away from the lens. This morning I saw a snail that had crawled impossibly high on a reed, but simply could not get the shot.
I know in large part I'm dealing with one of the hazards of point & shoot digitals, but if you've got any ideas of how to minimize the problem, I'd love to hear from you.
In other news, in a week and a half, I'll be headed back up to Maine to see Alison Krauss and Union Station and to pick up my new ride. There are various (and mostly bureaucratic) things that need taking care of in the meantime, but everything is now in motion.