Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ta! Daaaaah!

The very first picture from my new camera. Put the battery in, turned the camera on, pointed and voila! Mac is the subject for that moment.
Tiffy, the cockatoo who came to visit me at work last week. He rode in on his owner's shoulder and then had a nice visit with me while his owner took care of some business.

Snowdrops, I think. These were found the other day on a walk out with my sister. We were at Bradly Palmer State Park looking at one of the old houses there.

Second floor sun room. That's what I want!

The carriage house has fallen to ruin, but I understand that a lease has been signed for this property.

There you have it. Some first shots from the new camera. These are all fully automatic shots. Now I've got to get myself back into the swing of working manually.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Nope. No pictures yet.

A junco looks for sunflower seed in the snow, February 2009. Taken with the Polaroid point and shoot.

In fact, if you want to see anything from me ... you have to visit my other blog, Flamingo Feathers (link in the side bar) for now.

I'm halfway through the manual that came nicely packaged with the camera.

There is a lot to learn about the camera ... forget the photography part ... I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's Here!

At long last, I have a new camera. One that I am sure will on the one hand frustrate me as I go through the learning curve, and on the other hand will please me no end once I get the hang of it!

A Canon EOS 1000 set on auto shoot for the moment. I've not had time to fiddle with adjustments or to flip through the manual, but in a week or so when I've not much to do but lay around recovering from a bout with the oral surgeon, I'll have plenty to read!

So don't lose that blogger link just yet! I'll be posting pictures and simple lines of explanation again soon. When AOL bumped us, I opened this blog as my photo blog and my other as my writing blog.

Stay tuned. Please?
"C'est la vie!"

Monday, March 2, 2009

Good News!

I've had an interesting few months what with dental woes, all this snow and 'that darned camera' I broke. Well, it wasn't me, exactly, because the problem was a defect in construction, more or less, I guess.

I digress!

Good News! The box store that my first digital camera was purchased from honored my extended warranty (worth the little bit of money in my case), sent the camera out for repair, sent it on to Nikon, who advised them no repair can be made and I have been authorized to purchase a new camera!

Of course, this purchase must take place at the box store I made the original purchase from just under four years ago ... but that's okay! I have a nearly $500.00 credit and with the stash I've got put aside, I may just be able to move up to the camera I've been hoping for.

"Which one?" you ask. I dunno. I was all set for a Nikon digital SLR and then a Cannon Rebel and then back to a Nikon ... so I am going to shop a bit and then decide.

... and here's a little something for your winter pleasure ... not that we need any more reminders, or anything ...