Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Slice of Lime-Back in Action!

When I started this blog over 5 years ago I had a film camera and used to get the rolls of film developed along with a CD of digitized images.  I decided to wade into the digital camera world and bought as versatile a point and shoot as I could afford.  I was converted immediately and used that camera hard.  Well over a year ago my old computer stopped playing nice with my camera so even though I could still take pictures, sharing them was a challenge.  Then my camera died completely and I have only had the sad little lens in my phone.  Mind you I am grateful I had that much for the sake of not missing things like birthdays or spontaneous silliness but I have sorely missed being able to take nice pictures.  I may not be as gifted as Hilary is with a lens but I was learning and I enjoyed playing.  I've been saving little by little that whole time and I got a nice bit of change or my birthday back in October and again for Christmas.  I set it all aside to be able to get a nice digital SLR.  I played around with different cameras, researched the features, kept looking for deals.  I settled on the model a while ago and last week found a sweet deal.

I am sooooo excited.  This week I have to cover for another girl at work who is off so I have less time than usual to play with my new toy (and Lord have mercy, there is a time crunch these days anyway!).  But here, for our viewing pleasure is the first original Slice of Lime in over a year, not taken with my phone or by someone else. 

My Canon and Me*


Woohoo!!!!

Now she just needs a name...

*Yes, I'm in my tatty old bathrobe in my bathroom mirror so it's hardly an auspicious beginning but hey, it's like Christmas morning when you have your jammies on.  Who goes and dresses up before playing with a new toy?

27 comments:

Hilary said...

Oh that's so cool.. how exciting! I'm happy for you, Michelle and looking forward to seeing the results of your play time. Thanks for the mention. :)

~Tim said...

Wow, the picture is so clear it's almost like I could reach out and touch -- no, that would just be creepy.

coopernicus said...

excellent. i'm jealous...i want a tatty old bathrobe too....

Breazy said...

Nice Cannon Michelle! Congrats!

Beach Bum said...

Congrats! Been thinking about a new camera myself. But I have two chances on that, slim and none.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Congrats, Lime! You're gonna have lots of fun this year...

In Spring, go somewhere with lots of flowers and explore macros and depth of field.

In Summer, get beach action shots and sunsets over a lake on vacation.

In Fall, take in the changing colors and the harvest time sights.

In Winter, capture the blue glow of snow, long icicles and that first crystal-clear snowflake close-up.

Oh, and be prepared for all the eye-rolling and exasperated "Come on mom!" urging from your family every time you dawdle and stop for yet-another picture.

haphazardlife said...

Congratulations Lime!

Can't wait to be wowed by your pictures!

- Jazz

Kat said...

Oh yay! That is very exciting! Congratulations! :)

Craig said...

Sweet!

I have dabbled in photography a little meself - various point-and-shoots over the years. I've taken half-a-dozen photos that I'm kinda proud of, maybe. . .

But nothing like what you've done; I wouldn't have a clue how to use a sophisticated instrument like yer Canon, there (but I'm sure I could be taught). . .

Congratulations on yer new toy; I look forward to seeing the fruit of your craft. . .

Suldog said...

A name? How about "Boom Boom"?

(She is a Canon, after all. Oh, wait, that's with one "n", so it's probably Spanish for "canyon". Never mind.)

Cricket said...

Enjoy. I've been fooling around with mine lately myself. I haven't owned a camera since my Brownie as a kid, but the digital thing is kind of fun.

I inherited the camera when my wife decided it was too big. Cripes. Anyway, she's usually the picture taker around here. On the other hand, I actually read the directions - so maybe there's some good to come of it.

The few pics I posted prior to the retreat were taken on a Crayola KidSmart. Really :-P So we're movin' up in the world, lemme tellya.

clean and crazy said...

awesome!! canons rock!! i do not have a dslr yet but one day i will!! wow happy picture taking!!

Susan in the Boonies said...

Hey, congratulations on that new toy of yours!!! I hope it brings you a lot of joy, and I'm hopeful that we, the readers, will get to reap the benefits as well!!! What fun!!!

Craver Vii said...

SaWEEET!!! I zoomed in to see what kind of camera, since you omitted that info. Camera geeks need to know these kinds of things. Let's see... it says "203." You got a Canon 203? I've never even heard of that! ;-)

Congratulations! I know you're going to love that camera.

Craig said...

That's 'canon' as in 'the approved order of things'. . .

But since when do you follow 'the approved order of things'?

Or maybe it's related to a self-referential piece of music?

secret agent woman said...

Oh, yay for you! I have a Canon that I just love.

G-Man said...

How about Ansel?

snowelf said...

YAY Lime!!
I was thinking Picasso, but I actually like Ansel too! You'll have to let us know what you don your new baby. :)

--snow

Dave said...

Hurray! That looks like a pretty flash camera Michelle. Can we expect to see lots of pretty flash photos now? :-) - Dave

Casdok said...

Love new toys! Have fun :)

Mother Theresa said...

Serious camera envy here. That looks like a nice toy. Have fun with it! :)

Craig said...

I like 'Ansel'. . .

So long as it's not Yoko.

(And hey, Linda McCartney was also a photographer; what is it about Beatles marrying photographers?)

Annie Liebovitz, maybe? (isn't she the one who did a whole book photographing celebrity butts?)

Suldog said...

Somebody made an entire book out of photographs of celebrities' used cigarettes?

S said...

Also a huge fan of canons!
Enjoy it!

Jocelyn said...

Not so sure it's a "she"--feels more like a male gaze that reveals you so appealingly.

How about Cyclops?

Bijoux said...

We have one and it takes amazing photos. But we really only use it for sports shots. It's just too big for me to haul on vacations. I am lazy.

Craver Vii said...

How 'bout "Pachebel S. Canon?"