If only I didn’t have to go to work today!! That’s what I kept saying to myself as I got ready this morning. Yesterday was a busy day spent cleaning up and doing laundry – you know all that fun weekend stuff – so I didn’t get too much time to experiment with my new DSLR. However, I did go out to my garden to play for a little bit and these are the results. I’m really pleased with the quality of the photos from this camera so far, and this is only the beginning. I still have a lot to learn about my new toy.
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Very nice crisp detail and colors.
Thank you! You know, the first thing I noticed was how brilliant the colours are with this camera. Sometimes, cameras make everything look washed out – it never seems the same as what your eyes saw, but with this camera it’s just how I saw it. 🙂
I’ll second what Dan Traun said.
Thanks Steve 🙂
looks like you’re going to have great fun with your new toy, I must say I’m rather jealous
Yes, I a looking forward to just getting in the car this summer and driving to random places to experiment. I would love to take photography classes, but since I don’t really have the time and I am so far away from places that give lessons, I will just have to learn by doing!! 🙂 And don’t be jealous – your camera must be a pretty good one because your photos are amazing!
You should look online there are a number of good online courses to choose from.
I too am learning by doing, equipment definitely helps but I’m currently using a mixture of a borrowed Canon 10d (6mp and 10+ years old) and my trusty fuji hs20exr bridge camera. I’ve only done the one basic 2 hour course and I definitely learned from it but I think practice and your eye are far more important. Know your gears limitations and then you’ll be able to push them. I’m very flattered that you like my stuff, why don’t you join in some of the challenges from Nick Exposed, they’re certainly making me think more about what I’m doing.
I would love to take some online courses and join in the challenges from Nick Exposed, but right now in my life I am having a hard enough time keeping up with my blog and my other hobbies LOL.
Great shots. Looks like your off to an amazing start.
Edith, you must think I am absolutely horrible because I have not been responding to any of your comments, but I just found out they have been going into my spam folder for some reason. I am really enjoying my new camera and look forward to many summer photography outings. Thanks for your comments :).
OMG – these photos are already magnificent! I can only imagine how they will be when you understand the camera!
By the way, I just got an email from my brother with spectacular photographs from the 1860’s of the wild west. They are absolutely amazing and I thought you would enjoy them. Check them out at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149899/The-American-West-youve-seen-Amazing-19th-century-pictures-landscape-chartered-time.html#ixzz1vtjUGcOP
Wow, those photos are amazing!! I look forward to going through them in more detail when I get home from work tonight :). Thanks Dor.
Oh Dor, you are a sweetheart! Thank you. Now I just have to find the time to learn the new features on my camera :). Most are the same as my old one, just better quality, but there are some new things as well. I can actually do HD movies with this camera!
Very nice Cindy, #’s 1 and 2 especially.
Thanks Jeff! I really like #1 as well. Did you notice that I have been taking advice from talented photographers like yourself, and I cropped it down to a smaller square area because I found the background distracting from the beauty of the iris. You guys are having a really good influence on me!! 🙂
Glad to hear it.
Gorgeous!!! Really beautiful!!!! Sooooo jealous!! 😉 **
Thank you Xandre. You always make me feel so good!! You know what the best part is? I even know what all the flowers are called! LOL That is rare for me. 🙂
Hahaha… well that certainly is well done!!! I’m bad with flower names (or any names for that matter!!) 😉 **
Don’t worry. I don’t know too many 🙂
Love the photos! I’m doing laundry today…do you want to come over and help? There are a few things you might like to take pictures of here 🙂
What? Take pictures of your dirty laundry? No thanks!! LOL 🙂 Wait – let’s back up here. You’re a man, and you do laundry?!?! I can’t let my hubby do laundry or he would just throw the lights in with the darks. Now, if you actually sort the laundry, you realize that is a form of organizing right? LOL 🙂 By the way, I’m glad you liked my flower photos. I just love how bright and cheery they are.
I love the second picture.
Thank you! That’s one of my favourites too :).
Sigh…..I’ll trade you a million pounds of chocolate for that FANTASTIC camera!!
Hmmmmm, a million pounds of chocolate. That is so tempting being that I am a chocoholic and everything, but I’m sorry, no can do :). Thanks though!
Very nice…. new toys are so much fun!
Thanks :), and yes I’m having a blast already!!
Wow. Holy cow. Stunning! THe sharpness of the images, the crispness of the colours… Well done! I love them all! 🙂
Oh, you are so good for my ego! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. I love them all too – that’s why I couldn’t just choose one to post :). LOL!