Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bringing Home Baby

I got a new camera.  hee hee

I can’t wipe the smile off my face. 


Phew!  I’m so glad I got that out.  Getting a new camera has been on my mind for a while.  Not too long ago I started squirreling away little bits of cash, seriously sticking what I could in a Mason jar on my desk like I was twelve and dreaming about my first horse (hey, that’s not a bad idea for that Mason jar now) and thinking it was a looooooong way off. 

But then we had a bit of a windfall and Rob generously encouraged me to use a good portion of it on this:


And while you may not fully understand what you are seeing there (besides a box, a bag and the dashboard of our van) let me reassure you that it is about half a dozen steps up from my current camera.  At least.

I loved my camera (a Nikon D70s if you want to know) but felt like I’d outgrown it. There were some models in between the D70s and D7000 that I could have considered, and did, but the question on my mind was “How soon will I want to upgrade again?”  I think it’s going to be a while now.

I’ve only had it a few days and am entirely pleased.  Utterly.  Totally.  Are there any more words I can use?  Thrilled.  Yep, that too.

Just check this out:


And that was a mistake!  (To explain, I was taking a light reading off her face and discovered that the shutter button on new camera is far more sensitive than the old one – it sure doesn’t take much before… CLICK!) Then I discovered this when I had enlarged the photo on my laptop to see if I wanted to do any sharpening:


That’s me.  In her EYE!  My old camera might have gotten this much detail but never would have allowed me to crop and enlarge it enough to see it like this.  *happy sigh*

And I also love that Zion is getting little freckles on her face.  I just want to kiss them all the time.  *happy sigh*

So I’m really, really happy.  (And I’ve also been super tired lately which is why I haven’t been blogging much.  And with that I’m off to go to bed.)



Cedar said...

Very cool reflection! My kids saw the below post and want to go over NOW! I told them tomorrow, but Sarah is crying. Don't worry, we aren't planning to come over today.

Marfa said...

I love freckles, too.