One of the reasons that I bought my big camera was because my little digital camera finally gave out and died. It was also involved in a beer bottle/diaper/Halloween costume incident (Don't ask...) I love my big camera and I'm totally happy with it, but for the past few months, I've found that it's not suitable for taking certain places. I can't carry it to the bar, baseball games, concerts, etc. Also, whenever I go to a rugby social, I want to have a camera, but I'm too nervous that mine will get ruined somehow.
So, since I got my financial aid refund check last month, I told myself that I would buy myself a present with a little portion of it. What I really wanted was an inexpensive digital camera, just to take with me places where I couldn't take my Nikon. There's a camera that I've always loved (it's actually the newer, better version of my old tiny digital camera). And last weekend, I went ahead and splurged and bought it! I found it $30 cheaper at a store that I hate shopping at, but oh well. It's a Canon Power Shot 1100.
I'm actually really impressed with it, and it has this great "digital macro" setting, which is what I captured those last 3 photos with. The first photo was with a "color accent" mode, where the photo is black and white except for one color that you set. One of my friends from high school had that mode on her camera a few years ago, and we had so much fun playing with it!