Monday, June 11, 2012

Testing













After what seems like forever, I finally did it.  I got a new camera!  I think I have pestered nearly every blogger that posts photos, for the past couple of years, asking questions about what camera they use, admiring their fabulous photos, envying, crying, stressing and generally making a nuisance of myself.  Now if I could just figure the thing out and develop an eye, maybe I can leave everyone alone and entertain myself.

My Sister went out of her way to go pick it up for me and I thank her tremendously.  She has informed me I owe her, big time.

Thanks to my kids, for encouraging me and not making me think it was stupid to want something so badly.

A special thanks to Barbara, for snapping me out of it when I told her I had gotten the camera and was too paralyzed with fear to do anything.  Her advice, "Just start shooting!"  So I did.

It will probably take a long time for me to learn the functions and get comfortable with it, but I hope to have a great time learning.  I also hope it will encourage me to actually get out of the house, which will make hubby very happy.

Thank you bloggers, for giving me inspiration!

Wish me luck!

38 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

The photos that this camera is churning out are amazing Ms A, like wow, just wow, the quality is incredible! Great post, looking forward to many more awesome photos being taken with it too.

Hartwood Roses said...

A friend once told me, "Pixels are cheap, so don't skimp on them." Wise advice that I am passing on to you. Take pictures, LOTS of pictures, try different things, and figure out what works for YOU.

lotta joy said...

That's why I go with a simple Sony 14 mp. By the time I figure out which settings to use, the subject has usually ran away or stopped blooming.

Karen said...

Well you passed THAT test with flying colors.. good for you!!! AWESOME PICS!! especially love the angle with.. Tink?

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Wow! You're off to a great start already! But you gotta tell us what kind of camera it is!

Mamma has spoken said...

Agree that you should take lots and lots of pictures! Thank goodness for digital photos. I can remember taking pictures with film and half not turning out but having to pay for the development of them.
The photos you have so far are wonderful!

Sally said...

Girl, you're certainly off to a good start; amazing photo's!

I hope you have LOTS of fun with the new camera, and I'll be sittin' here waiting to see more pics. :)

Katherines Corner said...

congrats on the camera. Lovely photos!! xo

Annmarie Pipa said...

good for you!!! have fun fun!!! your pictures are great...so fun to see someone, anyone, love what they are doing!
the photo blogs have opened up a whole new world to me....I am seeing things I saw but never really saw...good luck!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I love em!!!!

So what kind of camera did you end up with? I so want to take a photography class because I can't take a photo to save my life. But I need a new camera.

Now leave your house and get snappin'.
Those babies are so damn cute. I love those chubby legs!!! Somehow when they are on me - not so cute.

George said...

I think you're off to a great start with your new camera. I look forward to seeing many more wonderful photos.

DeanO said...

Cool - I want a Pentax DSLR so it'll work with all my old Pental lens. Great job on the photographs

ancient one said...

I love the photos... love them!!! Keep on clicking away.

Katie said...

Read your manual, go online (Google really does know everything, even really, really stupid things. Trust me, I've asked him really, really stupid photography related things!) and practice step-by-step everything you learn. You will have SO much fun. Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll try and help. And yes, what kind of camera is it?

BTW, you live in a beautiful area!

Vicki Lane said...

You are doing great! Congratulations!

Kathleen said...

Awesome pics...I love your blog--I'll be back, especially now...for the photos!!

So. Cal. Gal said...

You're off to a good (actually, a GREAT) start! LOVE the pics! Especially the baby's bottom. Too stinkin' cute!

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

When we get something we like so dearly, we're like kids who play with it until we become experts in handling it. Keep the desire to learn new tricks with your camera. More so, the brain works too when we fiddle with a new object. Have a great week ahead and I'm happy for you :D

Betsy from Tennessee said...

These pictures are AWESOME... Congrats on the new camera. You will love it. What did you finally get????

Great photos. Can't wait to see many many more.
Hugs,
Betsy

Yum-Yum said...

WOW! You don't need luck, "Just Do It!" you've got the eye, you've got the camera, your subjects are too precious for words and so GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!!! LOVE YOUR PICS!!!

Betty Manousos said...

aww!
these are all terrific shots with an amazing composition and angle.
love them all!

i'm looking forward to see many more beautiful photographs!

big hugs!

p.s sorry i'm late, but better late than never right, right?

big hugs!

Betty Manousos said...

...and good luck with your new camera!

DWei said...

Trust me, you won't like the pictures I have on my blog.

It mostly consists of my fairly poor cooking. :P

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm so happy for you! These shots are fabulous. So looking forward to more. xoxo

Megan Adamson said...

I am pleased that you finally found me!
I have a Canon Power Shot, and it is pretty good...just focus and click, but I don't find it fast enough, or maybe I'm just too impatient, but it serves it's purpose though.

Gigi said...

Oh yay! I'm so happy for you! And your pictures are beautiful! Is that Kemah?

Keep playing with it and you'll figure it out before you know it and sharing your results, I hope!

Zabrinah said...

Beautiful photos! I think you chose a wonderful camera. I am completely relating to the "admiring, envying, crying, and stressing" over getting an amazing camera. I am SO close to getting the one I've fantasized about forever. I also understand the fear that hits once you have what you've been desiring forever.

One fine day, I'll have a great camera too!

Best wishes,

Zabrinah
[your everyday girl,
writing about guys]

Barbara said...

How did I miss these yesterday? I'm so glad you took my advice - you're a natural!

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs. I am greeting

Furry Bottoms said...

These are incredible photos!!! I want your camera.

I have a new camera, myself, but I am so disappointed in it. It takes good pictures like yours... but only like one in every 100!

I'm thinking there's something wrong with my following you link. I'm going to re-follow... and hopefully I will start getting your posts in my reader.

Dr Zibbs said...

Nothing is as calming as seeing a boat in the water.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, your photos are beautiful! And, how absolutely adorable the onesie is! What gorgeous kiddos too!!! Your first shots are great. Keep 'em coming!! I admire you for buying the camera and taking the pics. I also want a nice camera, but I too am afraid of not knowing what I am doing. Enjoy and have FUN!
Love,
Lashes/Robyn

Debbie Jeffrey Taillieu said...

Well looks like you've gotten the hang of it!!
Every so often I learn something new about my camera and it feels like I just got a new camera all over again!

Keep shooting!!

Debbie's Travels

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Lovely! I hope you're having a wonderful time getting used to your new camera : ) I'm always paralyzed by new gadgets too. Have Fun!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Well, shoot! You're doing exceptionally well to capture life in all its liveliness. Keep at it.

xoRobyn

Carrie Lynne said...

Where did you get that onesie with the butt crack? too cute.

Pat Tillett said...

They look VERY nice! And you seem to have a great eye (2/3 of the battle). Enjoy it and post photos often!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Gorgeous shots! Your wait was worth it. You'll do just.fine