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Another camera I have is a Canon PowerShot G3. It is only a 4 megapixel model, but takes pretty good pictures anyway. What I like is that it is smaller and lighter than the EOS 20D. The downside to the camera is that it has that annoying delay after you depress the shutter and before the picture actually gets taken. Sometimes the subject has gone away by that time.

Also, I have noticed that the auto white balance gets fooled a lot more easily, and so most of the pictures taken indoors under artificial light need to be digitally corrected. Adobe Photoshop makes that a pretty easy task, however. Here's a few pictures I got with the PowerShot G3 on a recent trip:

Town Miniatures

Town Miniatures

As an example, here are some images of miniatures that I took, then corrected with Adobe Photoshop (originals not shown).

Before the correction there was a distinct yellow cast to the pictures due to the tungsten lighting. Looks much better now !

Factory Miniatures

Factory Miniatures

I found these really cool period miniature images in an antique museum. There was some daylight coming in from behind the camera, and tungsten light from the other side.

Notice how the correction with the software makes the image look more natural.

Pump Organ

Pump Organ

Here's a grand old pump organ. You had to use the pedals to pump and then had to play the keys to make the music come out.

Wow ! Looks like a lot of work just to hear your favorite tunes. I wonder how old it really is?

Cool Monkey

Cool Monkey

This guy looks like he's ready for action. Very distinguished and noble. This shot also was corrected for a yellow tint (again in Photoshop) and has been improved considerably.

Now for the flowers. These didn't need any color correcting because they were taken outside with natural lighting.

Petunias

Purple Petunias

Petunias are so cool! Just a splash of color that lasts for a while. They won't make it through the winter but you can enjoy them all summer long.

Mandevilla

Mandevilla

This is an amazingly beautiful pink flower. Just perfectly shaped. Definitely a plant (a vine, actually) that belongs indoors in winter since they will only tolerate temperatures above 45 degrees F. or so. They like partial shade so keep them out of the sun if you want them to thrive.

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