Cams Across Canada Fujifilm contest and the FinePix S1800

Blogging has brought an unexpected opportunity.  Out of the blue, I was invited, along with a number of other bloggers, to participate in a cross-Canada photography contest using Fujifilm digital cameras.  I was sent a Fujifilm FinePix S1800 to play with, and I’ve been happily shooting away, looking especially hard for beauty in a season when we tend to focus our attention indoors, chasing sunrises, carrying a tripod around and exploring the features of this fun camera.

The S1800 is a consumer-level camera, currently selling for under $200. It makes me look like a serious photographer as I walk around town, but it isn’t actually a D-SLR. Its range of features are a result of how computer technology has advanced. It certainly provides a lot of bang for the buck.

I can enter 10 photos in the competition. My submissions are included in recent posts, including an instructional article about taking panoramas with the Fujifilm FinePix S1800. Here are a couple of shots taken one evening in Lunenburg. I’ll be adding to some of the photo album galleries soon.

Other entries can be seen on Cams Across Canada’s site on Flickr.

St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg
St. John's Church, Lunenburg, with Lunenburg Bay visible in the distance. I like the contrast between the straight lines of the church's exterior decor and the curves of the branches.
J3 Pizza shop in Lunenburg, NS
Pizza night in Lunenburg. Even lobsters like pizza.