I really should have been told, "The Nikon Coolpix L4 is great for taking pictures of things in sunlight, or any subject less than 2 meters away from the flash. Anything else will take 3-5 seconds for the picture to take, use the flash, and all the photos will come out dark and grainy. If you disable the flash, the brightness level will be correct, but the picture will be blurred to the point of being useless. Like a solar panel, it is designed for outdoor use only." Have I complained ENOUGH about this camera? I am totally aware I have posted paragraphs of angst with gritted teeth about it since I got it in 2006, but I can't help myself; I have to let it out. I actually punched the camera last night. That's not very mature... but to give you an idea, the photo on the right was taken with my cell phone. The same photo on my Coolpix is almost completely a dark brown with only dots and lines to give a hit that there are dim shapes of women with feathers on their heads.
Well, I am off to the aquarium before they shut off Canal Street again.