September 08, 2007

Our New Camera!!

We got our new camera last night. It didn't take long for me to figure out how very little I know about photography. At least it only took me about five minutes to figure out how to turn it on. I have a feeling the learning curve for taking good pictures with this camera will be rather steep, but hopefully it will pay off in the end. I spent a little time this morning before work playing around with it a bit. Here are what I think are the best out of the 107 pictures I took in the first forty minutes of our new camera's life. Be sure to click on each of the images to get a more fuller effect of what makes this camera better than our old point-and-shoot. Granted, these aren't the greatest pictures I've ever taken, but it's a start.

Rufous Hummingbird at the feeder.

Aerial Acrobatics

Stopping a hummer's wings

Red Darter

Close-up of the dragonfly. The macro feature on our cool lens is awesome.

So, I'm leaving late tonight for Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, for a NPS training. I'll be gone for two weeks, and probably won't have many opportunities to post. But when I get back you can expect a plethora of pictures, good and not so good, as I begin to discover what my camera, and myself, are capable of.

3 comments:

Steve said...

nice camera. we went camera shopping yesterday just to see what we might want to get. it's between the one you got and the Nikon D40. both are very nice - and so is the super cool glass you can get for them these days. but we had to get a new dryer today, so that'll have to wait.

poor me.

Dave said...

Paul,
Congrats on the camera and welcome to the wonderful world of Digtal SLRs, now prepare for the desire to constantly upgrade lenses and spend vast sums of money on all sorts of accessories! You'll have a great time, and you are off to a great start. What lens did you decide on?

-Dave

Tim said...

Hasn't it been two weeks yet? Hurry back -- missed your blog!