My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Playing with my new toy!!

First I found the zoom!!

Next it was time to consult the book and see what I can do with this thing....

I found the "portrait" setting

Then I played with the "indoor" setting vs the "children and pets" setting

Then for a flash test. Now, y'all may have realized that my kitchen is the hardest place for me to get good pictures. Weird yellow lighting and all that. Plus that "other" camera didn't do well with reflective surfaces so taking a pic of something on my vinyl tablecloth was a terrible challenge needing creative angles and many many many pics taken. So, I grabbed our bowl of left over Halloween candy...stood directly over it and shot almost straight down into the glass bowl of shiny wrappers on the vinyl tablecloth...expecting it to be a disaster.........

It was so clear I had to go back and paint out the address on that envelope!!

WOW! I was impressed!!

THEN I found what has to be the best feature ever invented for any mom!!!


It has a sunset mode I might try sooner or later, a manual mode where you can set all those gizmos that I don't care to learn about, and I tested the viewfinder extensively...what you see is just a bit smaller than what you get, but the centering is right on. Simply amazing from someone who's been used to getting a totally different picture from the viewfinder as the screen. Somewhere online I also read that you can get wide angle and telescoping lenses for it. Add in the free 1GB memory card and free shipping I'd say I did pretty good for $150. :-)

I do believe I'm in love!


Penless Thoughts said...

You and your new love are doing great. Love the table picture. That says it all.

ellen b. said...

Yippee! What fun. Good choice MM!!

ellen b. said...

Ooops, It's great to see all of your kiddos beautiful eyes!!

Mrs4444 said...

Great fun; glad you're enjoying your new camera :)

Sabrae said...

Sounds like you are enthralled with the new toy!!!

Journey of Truth said...


ABNPOPPA said...

You are a trip!


ABNPOPPA said...

Can't handle that Silver Bells. Three Dog Night is good!

Jungle Mom said...

So...I take it that you like it????

Stephanie D. said...

Woohoo! We expect to be INUNDATED with photos and not YouTube now!!!!

Sonshine looks positively elfin!

diana said...

wow! all those pictures are great! what a difference from your old camera. i'm so glad you got a new one. you'll be using it all the time.

like i told you, i have the same camera but you know so much more than i do. i guess i should bring out the instruction book and read up =)

Linda said...

Wow - what great pictures! Isn't it amazing what a good camera can do?!?

You have opened an entire new world up here.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Yee haw! Clear pictures! I guess you're gonna be trigger happy now that your pictures actually turn out well.

And the kids' blue eyes really pop with the new camera. ;o)



JenLive! said...

I have a camera like this and I LOVE it!

The last pic is so sweet. What a punkin'!

Also, I tagged you today for a meme.

Anonymous said...

How exciting. Great shots, great lighting, great EVERYTHING. You are marvelous!!!

Pam said...

Oh I'm so happy for you! (I'm really not! I'm so jealous!) J/K
It seems everyone is getting these new high fangled cameras and I'm still using mine with the view finder because my little ole' tiny winy screen quit working! My niece just got an early Christmas gift, a Nikon D80!!! and now you with this cool canon! Enjoy! I really am happy for you.
Oh and the best part of this post is the food laden faces of your sweeties!

Anonymous said...




I'm so happy for you.
You soooo deserve this. Have fun, friend. Hugs.