When I got my Canon Powershot SX20 IS in August of 2010, just before I started this blog, I thought (and Doug hoped) that it would be the last camera I'd ever need. It's an advanced point and shoot model, with lots of features and an amazing zoom, with a focal range from 28 mm to 560 mm.
But wouldn't you know...Canon wasn't going to let me remain satisfied too long. I resisted the models they introduced over the next couple of years. But then they came out with the Canon Powershot SX50 HS, with even more features and a focal range of 24 mm to 1200 mm. Now how was I supposed to resist that?
So...I have sold my SX20 to my good friend, Pat, and have ordered the SX50 from BH Photo.
Saying "goodbye" to my faithful SX20, prompted me to go back through my archives and pull a representative sampling of images it has produced...in a sort of farewell tribute post.
This hawk was drying its wings after a rain shower in Yellowstone National Park 10/04/2010.
Pronghorn Antelope somewhere in Wyoming 10/05/2010
Robin in our Backyard 04/14/11
Baltimore Oriole outside the window at Doug's step-mom's house 05/06/2011
Blackbird in our backyard 05/11/2011
Amish girl and draft horses 06/01/11
My favorite pizza. This was our 24th anniversary dinner 08/15/2011.
A very patient dragonfly, posing for several photos 08/16/2011
Chipmunk at Bryce Canyon, Utah 09/25/2011
Coyote at Yosemite National Park, California 10/05/2011
Sunset at Fred Howard Beach, Florida 02/06/2012
Black Bears along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park 04/15/2012
Belted Kingfisher at Ouabache State Park, Indiana 06/16/2012
Bull Moose near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 09/23/2012
Robin on our lamppost 04/12/2013. The last photo taken before the SX20 went to its new owner.