I finally did it!!
I have been wanting to for a while!!
And I did it!!
I went camera shopping and came home with a new Camera. I am beyond excited!! I've been playing with it for a couple of days and taken at least 100 pictures. I am so pleased! It takes great shots and is so easy to operate!! Of course, I haven't tried the manual controls yet, I'm saving that for a day when I have plenty of time to play!! I bought the camera, a zoom lens, a macro lens, and a tripod. Here's a few of my favorites.
Me and my new camera!
I've always wanted to take a shot like this, where the camera is up to your eye!! I see a lot of them in the galleries I participate in!! You can't take one like this with a little point and shoot!!
Randy called to tell me about this beautiful cloud he saw at his house. I went outside and sure enough I could see it, too! It was gorgeous. So dense and bright! Later, we found out it was the top of a thunderhead. This was taken with the regular lens.
I stood in the same spot and took this was with my new zoom lens!
The cloud just stayed there. Later in the evening, Aimee called and said I needed to go look at the cloud again. It was right about sunset and the colors were gorgeous! The colors in this shot remind me of a forest fire!
Same spot with zoom lens!
These are my hostas blooming. Their blooms face toward the ground, so I had to get down on the ground and look up!
I ran across this little guy! Love those black and white antennae!! He sure is colorful!
My new Hen and Chicks plant that Patty and her family gave me for my birthday. I really didn't know they were so fuzzy! Until you take a close-up, you think they're slick and smooth.
I was playing with the zoom lens that came with the camera, not the big zoom lens. I was standing right at the back of house when I took this shot! I don't know how far it is, maybe 150 ft.
I've had fun!! Maybe Sunday afternoon I'll try playing with the manual settings. I'm anxious to give it a try and learn to use them!