3.14.2011

Checking In!

Hi all! Doing my what seems to be turning into "weekly" check-ins! I hate not being able to blog everyday and participate in all the link-ups and challenges but on the other hand it's nice at the same time. We had some GORGEOUS weather this weekend. Saturday it was nearly 70! And me without a camera..BOO! Oh well, I've in a way enjoyed a break from that as well...it will make me appreciate my new baby 10x more once she's here this week!

In my last post I mentioned I sold my beloved Sony A230 and was ordering my "new" Canon this weekend! Well the deed is done! Found an awesome 40D for an awesome price and it's supposed to be shipped along with my 50mm 1.8 lens today! So I'm looking for it to be here around Thursday, possible Friday! WOO HOO! *Happy Dance*

So ATTENTION ALL YOU CANON USERS OUT THERE I would LOVE your input and suggestions on lenses and what I should invest in next! I don't know much about Canon yet and find that I am definitely a prime lover (as I never removed my 50mm from my Sony) but I'm looking for lenses that are affordable (not the 1k+ lenses) and that make AWESOME sharp portraits. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much!

Okay onto this week's link ups..Here is my Week 10 of project 365:
Week 10!
March 5- The last day I used my Sony to take this lovely photo of my son, Dillon being all cute and cheesy :)
March 6-I forget where we were going but we were riding along side a train on the way there so I snapped with with my iPhone camera.
March 7-My first ever crocheted hat! I am so proud of it (hehe!) I am finished with my second which is a "tiger striped" hat (brown and orange) all I've yet to do is add earflaps and the tassles and it'll be done :)
March 8-My little man spending some quality time with Mommy on the couch!
March 9-Another cell phone pic taken at night while we were all giggly!
March 10-We have so much fun together..
March 11-My parent's dog Allie. She is the best dog you could ask for!
I hope to make it a goal to get more creative with my project 365 shots. I've noticed lately a lot of the shots are repetitive like selfies from my phone or mostly of Dillon. I'm going to try and think outside the box more and hope it works :)
NapTime MomTog Project 365
The Daily Wyatt

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

1.Vanishing Point
mar11
[Taken with my Canon Point and Shoot] At some point in this photo the beaming sunlight through my Mom's glass door causes the carpet to "vanish"..hehe.
2.Square Crop
mar3-16
MellowYellowBadge
Hmmm couldn't find a square cropped photo in my flickr stream although I know I have some...and since I have done closed out photoshop and am too lazy to reopen/crop/upload to flickr I'll just share this "square" minus the crop? Sorry...I'm suckish in the creative department lately LOL
Under
feb18
My husband standing under the cat teasing him. Better watch out before he pounces on your head! LOL
Photography love...
4.Welcome to the Jungle
mar12-6
Dillon this past Saturday with 4 of his cousins and his Aunt. (The girl at the far right in the pink shirt, my little sister/his 8 yr old Aunt!) We were missing at least one or two more kids that were there that day. Yes..."welcome to the jungle". (PS thanks for putting that Guns N' Roses Song in my head!) ;)
5.Calm
mar12-4
The Paper Mama
Ahhh...warm sunny day with the sun kissing your skin. Nothing more calm than that! Hope you liked my interpretations this week...

17 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

Ashley Sisk said...

Congrats on your camera - and I love your under shot. As for other lenses...I love my Tamron 28-75mm, but outside of that, you're looking at spending at least $400+ on any future lenses.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I absolutely love that shot of the cat!!!

Sheila said...

I love your version of the square crop. That’s a great shot.

Donna said...

Cant wait to see your work with your new camera!!! :)

Jamie said...

Congrats on the new camera purchase - can't wait to see what you do with it.

Smo said...

Love the kitty & the jungle shot!

Kara said...

these are so cute! I'm gonna try to do my first scavenger hunt this coming up Sunday. :)

And lol at the cat photo!
PS I didn't know you had a P&S! You shoulda brought it to the park yesterday!

Did you ever get to DL your photos? :) They turned out so good! I was very pleased with all of them that I blogged with! lol

Kara said...

oh and DUH! I can't wait til' you get your new camera! So glad that we both know that it doesn't matter WHAT camera you have or how much you drop on lenses & equiptment, in turn: it's the person with the talent. Not the equiptment ;) and just because you have more money, doesn't mean you have more talent!
just saying!

- Jessi - said...

Your week looked fun. I really like your under! And the colors in the 'Welcome to the Jungle' are beautiful. I like your calm, it def gives a calming feeling.

melissa said...

Congrats on your new camera! That is SO exciting!

Great pictures! I am in love with the kitten one =)

Have a great week!

melissa @champagne wishes.

julie said...

Wow, these are all great, but I especially love your cat shot - awesome!

Ms. Pony said...

The kitty shot is awesome- lovely details showing in his fur!

As for lenses- the best one I can recommend for sharp shots is the 100mm prime. The non-L version is a great lens and has great reviews for sharpness and bokeh. It is under $600. I'll link to it below. It says it is a macro, but it can do both great macro shots and great portraiture, and I've had my 100mmL on pretty much non-stop since I bought it! Good luck and have fun picking another lens!

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-100mm-Macro-Lens-Cameras/dp/B00004XOM3/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1300132652&sr=1-2

Sarah Halstead said...

Yay for a new camera. How exciting. Love your photos this week. Thanks for linking up. Can't wait to see your photos.

Michelle said...

hehe, lady! you know what? I had to delete my comment b/c it was a book and figured I'd just email it to you sometime! lol!!

Don't feel bad about checking in 1-2x a week! I'd rather you spend more quality time w/ your baby and family than "waste" more time on the internet! :) xoxo

Love that you've been keeping up w/ your 365, even without a "big-girl" camera. I ADORE pic 10!!! (BTW, is that a template you made or did you get it someplace?)

Love your square!! I'm wanting to play w/ sparklers and my camera once they show back up again (or I make it to the state line!)

love your kitty!!!

What a fun jungle!! lol! Good thing you could all be outside!

Anyway, lady, we'll chat more soon, I'm sure!

(hugs)

Brooke said...

Loved your set of photos! I am digging your square crop - not suckish at ALL :D

Gretchen said...

New camera... how super exciting! Love your collection... especially the under shot! =)

Lisa said...

Your calm/peace photo is lovely!

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