When I was a kid, I had a bad habit of losing things (unfortunately that habit has stuck a little more than I care to admit). It’s not that I didn’t care about things, it would just slip my mind and poof it was gone next time I thought about it. This is a very big reason why my parents would not let me have a digital camera when I was young. They knew that I would end up misplacing it and never have anything to show from my travels. Well eventually at the age of 17 or 18 I believe, my parents finally bought me a digital camera: A Panasonic Lumix DMC - TZ3 point and shoot. At the time this thing felt so advanced, it had a 10x optical zoom , metal body and took very decently sized photos. I never had the need to print over 8 x 10 often but I did end up using one of my images for a poster which turned out good. Detail wise, the photo itself actually kind of sucked haha(think overly edited with a photoshop lens flare).
Anyway, I've had this little guy for about eight years now and though I don't use it very often, I still have never tried to get rid of it. Though it's hard to imagine this would be worth anything other than the sentimentality that I have for it. That being said, I just recently went on a vacation with my wife celebrating our one year wedding anniversary and as a bonus gift to her I decided do not bring any of my DSLR gear which I feel would have detracted from our weekend. Instead, I told her that any photos that I would take that weekend would be either with my phone or this little point and shoot.
Now I will be the first to admit that these are not the biggest, baddest, and best photos I have ever taken, probably not the best photos of ever taken with this camera. But I can't say that I had fun enjoying the day first and taking photos second. My gear list is being cut down, i'm transferring my professional work to much more compact and simpler arrangements and I credit this little camera for helping me except that it's a better way to work. Some of the images are soft and blurry, so have a good bit of sharpness to them. None of them have been edited very much. This was just straight fun and I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.