Okay…you all remember last month when I posted about my birthday and had a wish list? Well lo and behold I got an item from that list and just let me say it wasn’t the cake from a bakery in Las Vegas! lol
Here’s what I got!
Yep….I got the Canon Rebel I wanted! It was a God thing really! My hubby was so supposed to get a bonus, but we pretty much knew where most of it was going…however, he got more than he was told….and guess what? It was the amount my camera cost, so he took me to the store and said, “here, I want you to have this”. I’m married to the bestest, most wonderful man in the world! (and yes, I know bestest isn’t a word, but that’s what he is!)
I SO don’t know what I’m doing with this camera…. let’s just say I’ve been reading this a lot!….
I have found some wonderful tutorials on you tube and also some blogs with some great tips! Pioneer Woman helped me a lot with understanding apertures, exposure and all those other foreign words! If you’re interested here is a link to her post. (when you click it, it’ll go to the 3rd post, but there are links in the first paragraph to take you to the 1st and 2nd one)
I wanted to share some photos I’ve been taking with my new toy! I cannot believe the clarity of pictures it takes….it’s amazing! Please remember, this camera is very new to me so my shots aren’t exactly professional (cause I’m not either!), but the crispness of the photos just amaze me!
These are blazing star flowers that are in my front yard…I really enjoyed getting up close on these…they’re so pretty!
I caught the bumblebee as he was taking off…see his little wings are all stretched back. hee hee hee
I was taking a picture of this baby bird that had just left the nest and the momma was squakin’ her head off at me! lol
This is just a shell ball that I have in a pot of rosemary, I was just amazed at the detail in the shells! (can you tell I’m lovin’ my camera?!)
I was trying to see how close up I could get on some stuff, so this is a pic of the back of my wicker chair…I like how textural it is!
A pic I took of the fireworks when our county had their annual 4th of July celebration.
These are pics I took of Sweet Pea (my g-baby, for those that are new around here) :0) These aren’t that great, but I had to include them..I mean, she’s a doll baby!
These last few shots are some I took when I ventured out into manual mode on my camera. Let me just say I was scared to death I was going to break something, but after watching a few tutorials, I did it!
Tomatoes from my garden after the rain….
Another blazing star…..
Now you all know what I drive! lol …………….
Then I discovered another mode on my camera and found out it takes b&w pics, sepia tone, etc. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
This is yarrow from my front garden…
A succulent from my back yard….
My beautiful middle child!…..
The fire hydrant that sits in front of my house….ugh I hate this thing, but it kinda looks neat in this picture. : 0)
My flower garden….
And this is my favorite. I took this picture after a rain shower…you can see the one droplet inside the rose is about to fall. I LOVE my new camera for making me passionate about taking pictures again!
Hope I didn’t bore you to pieces with my photography, but I couldn’t help myself!
What kind of camera do you have, and do you love it? Also, do you have any great tips for a VERY novice photographer?
Have a great day!