Friday, March 17, 2006



After months and months of indecision and anguish, I finally worked up the courage to say, "I'll take it." to a Nikon D-50 DSLR.

It was my birthday present to myself. 

I read the start-up manual (gasp!!!) and crossed my fingers as I slid in the battery! It worked!

Quick!! Give me something to photograph. I headed down to Headwaters Park and walked about a quarter mile in the brisk, numbing wind looking for something, anything. 

As I headed back to the car, after taking several shots of murky water and frozen geese...I noticed this blur of.......color!

Yes!!!!  The first little glimpse and promise of spring!!!!!

The sun came out, briefly. Beautiful.

Then it began to snow. 


sunflowerkat321 said...

Congratulations....I'm glad you took the Nikon plunge.

You're going to love it!!

suzypwr said...

It's good to know that spring has sprung some place. Enjoy the camera - I am sure we will enjoy the fruits of it!


tc01hm said...

Congratulations on the Nikon and Spring!
Happy Birthday!

my78novata said...

spring is not coming soon enough

readmereadyou said...

I'm impressed. I can't even handle those throw-away 10 dollar cameras. : )

ryanagi said...

Yay! Spring is springing!

yakima127 said...

Such a clear picture...I want a camera so bad, but the truth is, I wouldn't know what a "good" camera (Or a bad one, for that matter!) looks like/costs/is supposed to do!  What would you reccomend for a "beginner" camera?  Jae

nellemclaughlin said...

Happy birthday! Great choice of your present. Enjoy it! Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead. :) Birthday hugs n confetti :)

lightyears2venus said...

A bit 'o the green--what a wonderful photo to open on St. Patrick's Day!

mavarin said...

Congrats on the camera - I hope it is all you wanted it to be and more. - Karen

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ondinemonet said...

Very pretty! Yellow. :) I haven't seen much yellow yet, but we got pink and purple galore! LOL :)

Always, Carly :)

helmswondermom said...

Great pic!  I'm shopping for my very first digital camera (yes, I know, I'm way behind the times, but better late than never!).  Any suggestions for a starter cam?  I'm a pretty good photographer and have never been scared of new technology.  (Did pics for a local newspaper once)

mtrib2 said...

I hope to get out soon to the local parks to photograph.   My Kodak Easy Share 4 MP is enjoyable and has sharp details and excellent color.  I have a borrowed tri-pod and will take some long exposure photos.    Hope your new investment brings you many years of enjoyment.    For printing the local low priced stores are the best for the money.    I have 2 photo printers.    An HP7450 that was on sale for $80, and it makes excellent 8 X 10 prints with the reg. color and photo color cartridges.   I also got a Canon iP1500 for $45 from Canon with no shipping cost because I wrote them that my old Canon printer stopped working (I got $5 off reg.price)   The Canon makes excellent 5 X 7 prints.    The HP with the 8 X 10 prints may be a little cheaper than the store cost.   mark

blondepennierae said...

Happy Birthday!  I'm glad that you 'worked up the courage' because that means that all of us get to enjoy the spoils.  You have a great eye.  This picture just looks like Spring is in the air.  Pennie

sunnyside46 said...

I am so glad you got the camera, 'cause now I get to enjoy the pictures.