It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Something Wonderful !

This is a happy day. I just ordered a new camera: a Nikon D40 digital SLR with two zoom lens. I'm so excited I want to dance. I have been thinking about this for a long time and debating for quite a while which camera to buy. It came down to the Nikon or a Canon Rebel XS. I choose the Nikon because it came with two lens for the same price as the Canon with just one lens. I read books and researched both cameras for months. I bought it at RitzCamera.com. They were having a sale that ended today so ...., push came to shove and I decided this was it.
I have a passion for photography and wanting a really good camera has always been a dream for me. So I will have a quiet talk with my Canon Power Shot A520 and tell the little camera that I still love it and will still use it and carry it with me . I won't forget all the years of loyal service that it has given me. It's scratched up and the lens doesn't open without some help. It has been through rain, dust, wind and snow and never failed me yet. It's been the best little point and shoot I've ever had...,but, now I'm ready for a step up and , oh my gosh, I'm so excited.
Bees on flowers and deer at a distance, mountains with snow and praying mantis on my roses; nature is an endless supply of great photo opportunities..., and then there are the BAMBINOS. Hey, baby boys!! Here comes your crazy Noni with a new camera: Better run and hide......

I can't wait.
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7 comments:

BrasherGirl said...

Congratulations! I don't blame you at all for being so excited...I would be, too! Looking forward to some wonderful pictures from you and your new camera!

Mike Golch said...

good for you. me I do not understand the whole slr thing.but that is ok I don't take photos any more.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I am so excited for you SOMEDAY I will have a fancy camera too! for now my kodak is perfect... or my other kodak is perfect too! BUT someday.... OHHHHH I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!

Becky said...

Yay! You have an eye for photography too. I always admire the pictures you post. Can't wait to see more.

Madeline's Album said...

Your pictures are already picture perfect, now with this new camera, WOW, they will be out of this world. Take all the pictures you can of the bambinos from one noni to another believe me they grow up so fast. Looking forward to more great pictures and stories.

Tonia said...

I love the picture with this post. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the new camera. I am in the market for a new one (my first-I use my boyfriend's now) and I really don't have a clue what to look for. Congrats! -tonia

Terry Busse said...

I loved this post. It made me laugh. I so can relate. I too was choosing between those exact cameras and choose the same as you. I absolutely love it. HurraY!

By the way I received a lovely little package it the mail. My kids were so excited -"Can I open it Mommy?" says Keenan. Thank you Thank you!!!
Terry