Monday, August 11, 2008

Something New

At times it's hard to stay focused and do what I'm supposed to do. Hard to keep priorities straight and be sensible. That's what's happening to me. For several months I have planned to buy a new camera. I have emailed some of you to see what you use to take such beautiful photos. Your gracious responses have been appreciated. Lots of research online and visits to several camera stores have given me the knowledge I lacked to make the decision. Finally - at last - I have a new camera. I chose the new Olympus E-520. Good choice. It's wonderful! I really wanted to move from my little, old point and shoot camera to a digital single lens reflex so I could put my basic photography class knowledge into practice. It was a hard decision but I'm happy with my choice. And I'm starting to have fun with it. There is so much more to learn. I've only begun. Some pictures have been great - others were quickly deleted. Some of my favorites were taken around my home and garden. The moon over nearby trees. . .An old-fashioned rose in bloom. . .One of my gorgeous hydrangeas. . .A Tiger Lily just open. . .And a busy bee on a nearby bloom.Roses, my favorite flower, add beauty to my garden. Yesterday a delicate rosebud . . .Is in full bloom today.I wish you could smell the fragrance.Miss Savannah isn't thrilled to see my camera pointed her direction. At first she was curious. Now she's tolerating my enthusiasm.My favorite picture so far was an unplanned, spur-of-the-moment, candid shot. My sweetheart!This one is a keeper. My sweetheart - and the photo!

14 comments:

  1. Awww, your sweetheart is a cutie! Have fun with your new toy:>) I didn't give two hoots about photography until I started my blog, now I don't know what I would do if I couldn't take photos. I need some classes to get better and know how to handle the real deal of a camera that is more than a point and shoot before I invest in one though.

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  2. Congratulations on your new camera Adrienne. Your photos are fabulous!

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  3. Both your cat and sweetheart are simply adorable. LOL I loved this post Adrienne.Your sweet kitty is our Shadow boy but without any white!Blessings from Salem~Sharon

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  4. Olympus is a fabulous choice!!!
    My daughter likes them.
    I failed to mention that in my email.
    Also, my son and daughter in law were given one for their anniversary this past weekend...from her folks.
    Just in time to take lotsa photos of the wee babe.
    :o)
    Happy picture taking.

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  5. I always enjoy your photos and look forward to seeing more. :)

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  6. Hi Adrienne. Oh, congratulations on your new camera! You're really doing a good job on your photography! Your flowers are beautiful and look at your sweet hubby looking at you with his love eyes!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. I know you're going to have such fun with your new camera. Choosing one can be very difficult. Your photos look beautiful. Very cute of your hubby ;-)

    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  8. I'm glad you are having fun with your new toy. Your pictures are great.

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  9. Adrienne, I purchased an E-510 last autumn, and I love it. I mean love!!! I've been using Olympus cameras for over thirty years. I always love them.

    Do you want to come over, and we can play and learn together?

    What lens do you have?

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  10. beautiful pictures..
    have fun with your new camera

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  11. Hi Adrienne
    The photos with your new camera are great. You're gong to have lots of fun with it!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  12. Your certainly made a good choice. Your photos are beautiful. Your kitty is adorable. Great post!

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  13. Oh man!!! The pictures that you are taking are beautiful!!! Love the camera! Are we not having the most beautiful summer!! Thanks for coming by! Its nice to be back on the computer. laurie

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  14. What a GREAT camera you chose...
    Oh, and what a great SWEETHEART you chose, too.....! (smiles and winks)

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