Friday, December 17, 2010

Mama's got a brand new ...


Fuji Camera w/panasonic batteries.
For Christmas, The Professor got me a new camera. He let me open it early so I could get used to it before Christmas.

According to the reviews on the megalopolis of on-line shopping, this is considered a 'step up' camera. It's a step up from a 'point and shoot' but it's not quite the camera used by professionals. I like those cameras, too, my sister-in-law has one. This fit in the budget. 

I've played with it. And though - Really, I couldn't have done this with my other camera. Are all my pictures perfect??

But it's fun. 
Castle on the table...
I was writing and the camera was within reach. So i took a picture of the castle. I had taken a picture of a different toy before that. 

I liked the way the color showed on the display. 
Then I looked through the window of the castle. 

I can see the world from here
 The view caught my fancy. I would NEVER have gotten this shot with my other camera. 

What's a castle without a dragon??
To my right, on the window sill, I've got him in my sights. 

ignore the graffiti
 He was surveying from the relative safety of the curtain.

On a completely different note:
HA! Pun!!

Mini-E came to me and said, "Mom! Look what I made, you can see the future!"
crayon on sticky-note, 2010
I love my camera!!
I'm tempted to take it everywhere with me but stores frown on that.
So I'm waiting for SNOW. 

in the meantime, I take random pictures.
My kids put up with me - even suggesting photo-ops. Like the mound of stuffed animals.

I love my camera.

Merry Christmas to me.

PS - if you're a facebook friend - sorry about the deja vu 


jugglingpaynes said...

Very nice! Isn't it amazing what you can do with a good camera? :o) Are you going to give the old one to the kids and find out if you have any budding photographers in your midst? (Although be careful. Once mine realized they enjoyed taking photos, they quickly recognized which was the better camera for photographing!)

Peace and Laughter!

CrossView said...

Ooh! Pretty! Shiny!

And 18x zoom? I'm jealous! :O)

Very cool gift!

I "say" I want one of the pro cameras. But honestly? I can't imagine how I would ever learn to use it. Forget even adding another lens or two.

dunlizzie said...

"ignore the grafitti"

as a caption

you crack me up :)

TobyBo said...

enjoy your camera! That sounds like a fun gift. :)

Mother Mayhem said...

Merry Christmas! :o)

We have snow. And ICE. Wanna come over and take some pictures? :o)