28 February 2014

The very first time

   It was a perfectly uneventful and ordinary day.


And yet I am very happy.



It's drab outside. Seriously.



But there are lots of small shiny things, and luckily I've had time to see them.




Eensy-weensy stuff.





Plus, I got a new camera.





And that is kind of like being granted new eyes.





Suddenly you see so much better.




Extraordinary.




 
Everybody should be given a new camera once in awhile.



I wonder what you would see, wherever you are.



When I first clicked the shutter this is what I saw. I wonder what it would be for you. A person, an animal, a window? I wonder. Tell me where you would point that camera the very first time.




32 comments:

  1. And a mighty fine camera it is! Gorgeously clear pictures, Kerry. Thanks for sharing. After seeing these, I'd be too embarrassed to take a picture of anything!! I'll just enjoy yours!

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    1. Thanks Merry. The clarity is the 1st thing I noticed too.

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    1. Thanks Laoch. Spring is arriving here in western Oregon & always fun to photograph.

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  3. Yes, a new camera makes everything more interesting!!

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    1. I couldn't wait to get the battery charged and get out there with it. :)

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  4. great pictures and not so drab! little green shoots coming up and sparkly interesting things. I think the first picture I took with my new camera was of the floor and part of my foot, accidentally.

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    1. That's what happened with my game camera. I didn't know it was taking secret pics of my feet.

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  5. A nest of water! Such clear photos and every one interesting. I've never had a really good camera - my little point and shoots will have to suffice but were I to have one like yours I would point it whatever was in front of me at the moment and really see it. You've just shown how beneficial that can be :)

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    1. It does look like a water nest! That's a perfect description. I've always had a point-and-shoot. This camera ventures into new territory for me.

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  6. You found lots to see with your new toy. What camera is it? That cat is so like my former pal, Rocky. I wouldn't be able to tell the difference from the facial markings.

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    1. AV, I was after a Canon, but ended up with a Sony because they make better mirrorless cameras than Canon.

      I love tuxedo cats!

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  7. oh, i loved this, kerry! just joy and peacefulness throughout. love the reflections and that TREE!

    i would probably point it out my window to the bird feeder tree and pond. :)

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    1. I must go fill the bird feeders so that I can take some pictures. Good idea.

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  8. I'd do what you did - take a walk and look with new eyes. Love that graceful tree.

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    1. I love that tree too Barbara, and it just happens to be in our back yard. :-)

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  9. Very nice. I'm glad you're enjoying your new camera. What kind, if I may ask?

    I've had three new cameras in the past 8 years (or so) and I think one of my cats was my first subject each time/

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    1. The cats are always handy! They have such beautiful shapes, and those eyes of theirs...

      I got a Sony RX10, a recently released mirrorless camera with (gasp) a sensational fixed lens. It fits my unstructured style of wandering around taking macros, then zooming, then landscapes. Less cumbersome than hubbie's Nikon D200 and is great in low light. It was spendy, but John gave me my choice of a new camera as a big Christmas present, soooo it wasn't really my money was it?
      http://gizmodo.com/sony-rx10-review-a-first-rate-camera-with-a-do-it-all-1486437613

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    2. Oh that looks like a very cool camera. I'd not heard of it. I can tell that you're going to have a lot of fun with it.

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    3. It is very fun. A change after 5 years of my little Canon point and shoot, which I loved.

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  10. Exquisite pictures! How I wish you and I could take a nice, long walk, take pictures together. Bravo!

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    1. Reya, there's nothing I'd like better. Some day I bet we will. :)

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  11. Fantastic photos! I'd say #s 2 and 4 are my favorites.

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    1. Both the flowers and the geode are right outside the front door, AS. I would have gone further but didn't dare because it was raining on my new camera. :-o

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  12. I moan and groan and whine and beg myself for a new camera all the time and the only thing that stands in the way is me. How can I let go of the dollars? What excuse can I use? I shall work on that.

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    1. It took me forever to decide about this camera! Even as my point and shoot became wobbly with age, I couldn't take the big step. Finally John nudged me over the line with his gift. And then I met this darling of a camera.

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  13. The pictures are beautiful!
    The first thing I would take a picture of with my new camera is my kitty, I love taking pictures of her.

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    1. Aren't cats just the most photogenic creatures? I have a ridiculous number of cat pics; it makes me worry about myself sometimes...am I becoming one of Those Ladies?

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  14. Every time I get a new camera I point it at my dog. :) Congrats on the new gear! You are already taking fantastic shots. What did you decide on?

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    1. Gail I thought about you as I pondered the wisdom of getting this fixed-lens camera. Then I realized I would rarely use a zoom lens that required me to haul my annoying tripod around. The Carl Zeiss 200mm zoom on this Sony RX10 is good for what I do, and a giant step up from my pocket cam. It's a newly released "bridge" type camera that comes highly recommended from camera geeks. Does a great job in low or dappled light and on macros. Sony threw in $200 worth of schwag (good case, extra battery, and a wall charger) to sweeten what was a rather expensive deal. This camera provides plenty of challenge for me.

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  15. Congratulations on your new camera!!
    I look forward to seeing what you capture with it.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! You are an inspiration.

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