One thing that happened last winter is that I ‘released’ my trusty Cannon Sureshot renamed Powershot. As a long time blogger now equipped with a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with an 8.0 camera phone I was increasingly using it so much more than my regular point and shoot camera. I even have camera editing right on my phone to change the images as well as a way cool app called Cartoon Your Camera which gives you a picture with a low resolution grainy look well suited for taking pictures of heritage buildings.
I even used this app to get an Honorable Mention award in the Nanaimo Paint Out/ Shoot Out photography contest a couple of years ago. I drew the Palace Hotel as a locale on that particular cool, rainy day. Anyway, I used that app and received a certificate!