I went out to the garden this morning to check on my plants, just as the sun was coming up over the treetops. The whole yard was bathed in the slanting rays of dawn.
I spent yesterday afternoon stalking this mama Robin. She's nested on the neighbor's electric meter and we're loving the experience of watching the young chicks grow. They crane their little necks when mama brings food and she is so very protective of them. I feel like I really connect with this mother. Keeping up with hungry mouths is work! Being a mom is a never-ending job. It's also the most rewarding job I've ever had.
I'm a newcomer to the DSLR world of photography. I've owned more cameras than I can count, starting with a 24mm as a kid and working my way up to a fancy Sony point and shoot. Now, I'm the proud owner of a Canon Rebel T3 DSLR. The issue? I've been shooting in automatic mode since I bought it. Last night, I changed that! I took a class on camera basics and I'm so proud of all I've learned! I have a long way to go of course, but in the span of an hour, my photo went from this: to this:
This morning I had the boys in bed with me. We stayed there till the heater took the chill out of the house and then we got up to eat waffles... Before I let them out of the bed I took some pictures of them all snuggled up in the blankets, looking so cute. When I opened Flickr later to see the photos my Eye-fi card had uploaded for me, I saw this. And I laughed. Hard.
For about 3 years now I have wanted to upgrade cameras. I've had my Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 since 2006. There is nothing wrong with it, and honestly, its been my favorite camera. Ever. I just felt ready to learn to use an SLR and I really wanted it to be digital. Finally, I decided. It would need to be Canon to make use of a lens we already have and I would need to save up for it. Lots of saving. So, I did. Yesterday I placed my order. Here's what's coming soon! Thanks to a mega sale at BestBuy I got big discounts on the camera, lens and Eye-fi card. The bag was completely free, included in the
Every year about this time I start fretting over holiday cards, or should I say the photos to put in/on the cards. You see, I'm the family photographer and it's rare for us all to end up in a photo; getting a picture we can put on a card to send to family is really difficult. Fortunately for me, one of my brothers got married last week, meaning we were all dressed up and assembled for a photo! Granted it's got wedding decor in the background, but if I gray scale the photo no one will know it wasn't Christmas decor, right? One of my favorite places to get Photo Christmas Cards is Tiny Prints! They