Photos from my recent vacation in Durango (Colorado, USA) and the surrounding area, including the San Juan National Forest and views from Wolf Creek Pass, show what I was trying to deny: neither one of my prized Canon cameras are in proper working order.
The higher-end PowerShot G11 has scratches (from beach sand) on the lens, and the little silver camera (a PowerShot A570iS), my first digital camera and thus a sentimental favorite, is dropping pixels.
Sigh. In an “emergency,” I bought a mid-range Canon (a PowerShot SX150iS, priced between these two but more like the A570iS in terms of features) to tide me over until I could get the G11 fixed. But this new camera doesn’t have very good white balance, so my images are coming out a little blue (though part of that is the natural coloring of the light at high altitude). Also, the images aren’t nearly as crisp as I’m used to, and the SX has a narrower focal range.
So, the photos I’m posting from my latest Colorado driving tour (which included the entire Hwy 550 loop) and shots of wildlife like the very large chipmunk at right (click to expandify him) won’t be the best.
I guess this means I’ll have to go on another tour of southwestern Colorado in the near future, just as soon as I get a new lens for the G11.