Yesterday I attended a Chinese New Year's parade in LA's Chinatown. I gave myself the assignment of trying to capture the essence of the day in one image, which may sound easy but it isn't. Giving yourself assignments when you shoot, even for fun, helps give focus to your images and helps sharpen your skills as a photographer.
By the end of the day I wasn't confident I'd shot the image, but then I started editing and I found my perfect shot. I used the super fast, 12 frames a second feature a few times throughout the day but when you're shooting this fast it's hard to see the action. I missed the moment in reality, but when I started editing I was happy to see I caught one split second that told the story of the day and this is my favorite shot. In the twelve frames burst of shooting I caught one that told the story and I may have missed this moment before the A77. I'm happy to have this camera now because it opens up new opportunities to capture life's precious moments, and there is no repeat button on life.
If you want to have a lot of fun with a camera look into getting the new Sony A77. It's a lot of fun to shoot!