Friday, May 27, 2011
That's my amazing dad and my sweet boy. They were being silly outside. Max calls him Gda and my mom is Gma. My parents came to town Monday to see Max's end-of-year preschool performance. It was cute, but sadly I did not get any really good photos. None of them are very sharp.
Anyway, back to my dad. He's an amazing photographer! He mostly does outdoor, nature photography. His other specialty is taking pictures of Max. He's got thousands, folks. Not kidding. (Max is the only grandchild between both the Meisgeiers and the Roths. This kind of makes me sad.) Needless to say, my dad has a few nice Nikons. He has the 100, 300 and recently purchased the 700. And I took a few shots with his 700 and I am completely, utterly in love... While it may be years before I can get my hands on a 700, I talked my dad into loaning me his 100. So, I now have my 70 and the 100 at my fingertips. My dad claims my 70 is a much better camera than the 100, but he said I should give the 100 a try anyway. Honestly, I can't really tell the difference between the quality of photos produced by either camera. I'm think it's more about the lens and my skills. Hmmm...
Speaking of lenses, I'm think I'd like to save my money for the Nikon 50mm 1.4. We'll see. Enough of my camera and lens envy talk...
I signed Max up for swim lessons today. Hope it goes well. I remember how clingy and scared I was as a child. And after all those lessons, I still can't swim. He will go for a half hour every Tuesday and Thursday through June 23rd. I took this photo at Sun River. The house had a lap pool and a hot tub. I love this photo. I caught Max contemplating the water. I could feel his wonder and his hesitancy. (Or maybe I was projecting?) I like this photo in black and white as well.
I bought Elements last week. I still haven't loaded it on any computers. I use my laptop the most (I know, I know...shame on me for doing editing on a laptop) but I suppose I should load Elements on the desktop. Decisions. In my dreamworld I have a lovely Apple desktop of some kind. :)
Have I rambled enough yet?
My patience has been worn a little thin this week. I think it's simply because I know there will be no preschool next week, or the next week, or the next... Max is enrolled in VBS and a summer camp, and we have vacation to look forward to, and there will be playdates and fun outside (if nice weather ever arrives) but it still creates a little anxiety in me.
Well, thankfully it's Friday! The sun was shining this morning. And it keeps peeking out between showers. A long weekend ahead. The summer kick-off weekend. That's something to smile about.
Happy Friday, friends!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
(And in case your were wondering about the first photo - no, Max isn't picking Gda's nose! He's messing with Gda's mustache. LOL)
And if you've read this far I have a couple of questions for you:
What kind of camera do you use? Do you love it? Why?
And what's your favorite lens that you use? And why?