Through the Looking Glass: The flowers were being mean to me

By May 22nd, 2022

I finally caved in and bought a mirrorless camera. I had been on the fence about it for the longest time and I finally fell off said fence. As much as I love my 5D Mark III, it is quite hefty. Also, having a heavy piece of expensive equipment strapped to your chest while you’re trying to crawl your way up in the dirt with branches and rocks smacking you in the face is neither fun nor easy. I think it has collected enough scratches and dents from all my adventures. Oh, did I mention it tried to go swimming in the lake that one time? Fortunately, Canon finally put out a mirrorless camera that seems to be comparable to other brands that I have been eyeing. The price was also not so bad so I decided to get one. Anyway, enough camera talk, let’s go take some pictures.

I was taking a bit of a break from hiking since my recent foot surgery. Between the wonky weather in the mountains leaving more snow than usual even in late spring and every other place being on fire, I did not have many places to go. I decided to explore my neighborhood instead to find some pretty things to take pictures of with my shiny new toy. I started out with the little garden path by my place that leads to an adorable gazebo.

As I go down the path, I notice the potted flowers. I snapped a few photos of the blooms. The colorful flowers reminded me of when Alice went through the Looking Glass. I was even half expecting some of them to start making snarky comments at me and loudly judging my not-so-fashionable pajama bottoms and t-shirt.

This one looked like it had a velvet coat
Big flower ball made up of little flowers! The look like they’re pinned onto a hidden form.
I could imagine this one primping, fluffing its hair and checking it’s lipstick and nails in front of a dressing mirror
Amazing coloring on this one, like a fierce, leopard-print wearing diva.
If this flower had eyes, they would be looking me up and down in my sad-looking pj’s
This one would definitely be saying snarky things to me.
I found this bird of paradise behind the gazebo
And of course, you know the cat’s going to want in on the photo shoot

All the photos have been left unedited. As you can see, the image quality is pretty decent. The only post-processing I did was to reduce the image size to allow me to upload them to the blog. Overall, I am pretty happy with the purchase. This should take off a bit of weight from my pack and it’s small enough to not be as obtrusive when clipped to my backpack strap. I have read somewhere that it is supposed to be rugged. I’ll certainly be putting it through its paces.