Wednesday, November 12, 2008

handle with care

after checking the status of my package and realizing that it was indeed AT MY HOUSE, and I WAS NOT, I quickly devised a strategy to book it home and retrieve it.

that strategy included waking up andy.

he got to sleep for 45 minutes... plenty right?

well, here it is. Fragile: handle with care. like the 3 tears in the box there? That's nice I think.

There are about 25 or so pictures of me actually opening the box, and what i did with the camera in those precious first few moments... but they're so intimate i feel uncomfortable sharing them on here.

Good lord people! It's a camera for crying out loud! Not a stinking CHILD!!!

But my goodness, it was very, very exciting to open this thing up.

Nothing could have prepared me for the extreme happiness I feel holding this camera.

Just tonight I set up the lights in the dining room and hung up a sheet to do some test shots... there's no way i could ever go back now...

from the moment I decided to get this camera I had this feeling that I should never use the camera before actually owning it. Because once I did, it would be over. I would never be able to use my camera without feeling annoyed that i couldn't do "this" or "that." I couldn't know what I was missing out on... but now I know... and it is soooo good :)

I'll spare you all the crazy photographer mumbo jumbo, just trust me when I say it's good

So here is my fave from the night.

This particular shot is completely unedited. i am simply LOVING the fact that I can shoot in b&w. I never thought I would want to... that i would want the option always of having color... but now... I don't know... I liked the bw shots tonight so much more than the color.

We shot just under a hundred and what's so cool about using the lights is that once they are set, you just shoot. You don't have to worry about exposure at all... you already did that. So I sat down and had my mom shoot me too, and that's where the pic at the top of this post came from. It's also for the benefit of those who wanted to see my face when I wouldn't show it the other night.

That's it for now... I must force myself to go to bed, because as I explained yesterday I have been getting up at unearthly times... and will continue to do so...


4 extraordinary comments:

Melissa November 12, 2008 at 10:14 PM  

I'm so excited for you! You deserve an awesome camera :-D Can't wait to see it!

you can shoot in black and white? THATS AWESOME! I would love that! LOL

Smiling Sal :) November 13, 2008 at 11:24 AM  

WOOOHOOO!!! That is so exciting - so happy for you!!! Have fun exploring with your new camera!!!! :) Sounds like loads of fun is right around the corner!!!

(Hey if you need someone to practice on, let me know!:)

Tracy November 13, 2008 at 6:20 PM  

EEE! That's the noise I made. No joke. Like a dolphin... lol.

Anyway, have fun!! I love new toys!

Susan November 13, 2008 at 7:33 PM  

Congrats on the new camera....very exciting!!!

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