Saturday, June 21, 2008

Stopping time...

I *wish* I could stop time! We've been easing into our "summer schedule" and it's been HECTIC! I thought summer was for RELAXING - I must be doing it wrong, lol. ANYHOW...I've been a bad blogger! Hoping to get caught up now that we are getting into a routine...

I've been getting LOTS of practice with my new lens - and YES, it is possible to get a bad photo with it, lol. BUT - I am learning it, and getting used to the weight of it, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the crisp sharp images I can get with it! This photo of Mad (I stopped time with my lens!) was taken while she was SPINNING on the tire swing - she was SPINNING people - it was a great excercise for practicing exposure, focus, and keeping a moving subject in frame (with a very heavy lens on board, lol).

As of last night, these guys (in the photo below) are OUT OF TOWN at GRANDMA'S for a WHOLE WEEK! The house is SO QUIET! I vegged out and goofed off ALL DAY today and it was FAB.U.LOUS! I miss 'em though...that's how it is. When they're around, they're makin' me crazy - when they're not around, I miss 'em!

Mmmmm...don't these look YUMMAY? We have a li'l strawberry patch in our backyard, and this was today's harvest! I had to take a picture because this was a TON of berries! That's my LARGE Longaberger mixing bowl people! I *never* get this many when I send the kiddos out to pick. Hmmm...

That's IT for today! I hope y'all are having a FABULOUS Saturday!

Friday, June 06, 2008

It's HERE!!!

*Happy Dancin'*

I had to rip into the box IMMEDIATELY and try it out!

This lens is HEAVY! Oh my GOODNESS! I will be pumpin' iron just to hold this baby UP! Hmmm...

While I was working today, Mad had her friend "E" over, so I snapped a quick couple of pics. This was my favorite...(mainly because they weren't making FACES at me, lol)

I *cannot wait* to have time for some serious play with my new baby!!!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Come to Mama... is my new baby! (Picture is linked to the lens review at The Digital Picture)

Yeppers! I *did it* - I hit "submit" on my order last night at B&H and now I just have to stalk my email for the shipping notification, lol.

NOW - anyone who knows me, knows that I don't drop this kind of schmack without analyzing every detail and option, and obsessing over alternatives and etc. I am ANAL! So I have been looking at this for quite awhile - long enough to have actually SAVED UP enough schmack, lol. But it was still a thrill to just order it! I feel like I've made an informed choice, and I am BOUNCIN' just thinking about getting this baby on my camera! This is my first "pro series" lens, and I can't wait to put it to use and see what it can do.

Happy dancin...