Friday, June 4, 2010

I've pouted, kicked, cried, screamed... and won!!

You have heard me whine.

 Seen my sad pictures.

Offered your advice.

Folks, I am here to tell you that it hasn't been for naught.

And I am happy to report that da-da-da-da! I am a proud new owner of a Nikon D3000.
Now, before you non-Nikon loving people roll your eyes and offer your advice too late on what I should have gotten instead, don't. A new camera has been on my wish list for years. YEARS. And now I have one. Don't burst my bubble. Thank you.

Now, for all you who are supportive of the Nikon- bring on the advice!!
It is super easy to use, I will say that. I have gotten some pretty awesome pictures just from reading my manual and not having to get to crazy with the settings. But, if anyone has great tips, I'd love to hear them!!

What's that?

 Well sure I can show you some pics that I have taken so far. So glad you asked.

Our cherry tree promising yummy treats to come

A pink flower that I don't know what its called because I didn't plant it and I know little.
But it's pretty.

A froggie that came to say goodnight at our bedroom door.
(someone should tell spellcheck that "froggie" is indeed a word. Is too.)

My super cute cool strawberry picker. He works cheap.

S'more eating munchkin. I love how my super cool camera got the gooey string of marshmallow.

Just me and my girl. Which I realize tips the scales once again in favor of the GIRL photos. This was brought to my attention this week as Jackson stole my old camera and looked through the pictures and his comment was " Did you ever hear of your son Jackson? Did you think of taking his picture???" Keep in mind that this is the same boy who last week at his school concert purposely hid behind the boy in front of him when he saw me lift my camera. Yeah. That son Jackson.

Here is the downfall to my camera. My spots not only showed up on my face, buy my glasses as well. Because you all needed to know that my glasses are dirty. No secrets here. Even fewer if I made this pic full size. But I don't need anyone spewing out their morning coffee all over my face.


Kim said...

Hey we are camera twins.... I wish I had some good advice, sometimes I just get lucky with shots...

I am hoping to be able to afford a telephoto lens soon... I love the battery life on this thing.... I should jump on board with the ladies doing a picture a day but alas....

DORCAS said...

Congrats! I am glad for you. A good camera is so much fun!
I have a Canon Rebel that I still don't know how to use good. Hope to get ideas from you!



Gena said...

Let me know how you like it. I would love a fancy new camera.

Diane said...

Love your new camera. Jealous of that cherry tree! :O)

Bina said...

I am jealous...but I got over that when I read your description of the pink flower. Then I gave up being anything but head over heels for ya!

PS - you can squirm, argue, fight, blah-blah-blah all you want...but girl you are BEAUTFITUL!!!

Gabby said...

L-O-V-E the FANCY new camera and the pics!

I had to write and say that my pictures are biased the same way!

My little girl, LOVES to pose... my boy... never slows down enough to get more than a blur!

So it is not us, it's them! I keep telling him one day his wife will want to see what he looked like as a kid, and amazingly, that does not work! Hmm? Go figure!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Congrats! I don't have a good camera, I think the time spent learning to use it is holding me back!

I think that flower is phlox?

Sara said...

Yay!!! The pictures are great! Love the one of you and Maicy! You're gorgeous!

Cristi said...

No wonderful tips here, still waiting for my beloved camara as you know. I am so happy for you! I love all of the pictures you have taken! So you have naturally curly hair too? Enjoy your camara and I hope you get some great tips, I would love to learn to!

Faith Imagined said...

Congratulations on the camera! I love the pictures and your hair is super cute!

Jennifer said...

Yeah... congrats on the new camera! That is so exciting and what a great one to get!! The photos are looking fabulous! You and your daughter are just adorable together. :)

Alexis said...

Woo hoo!!
I have been looking for a camera and trying to decide between Nikon and Canon. I think it is tomato tamato and I don't know which one I am!
Obviously you like yours and if I had any tips, I would offer them up.
Have fun with your new AWESOME camera!