My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm In Heaven

Monday nights are salad night at Wendy's in this house. I love their mandarin chicken salad as a cheap and quick eat-out. Usually before or after dinner we make a stop at our local WalMart. Now, Love Bunny didn't know this but I'd been researching new cameras. Yep, I've bought 2 this past year, but since I'm a techie chick instead of a jewelry chick, I'd say he got the better deal. I have lots of jewelry and it is going to my daughter and granddaughter but I care little for that. However, I lust after cameras, PhotoShop and computers. Don't know why but I absolutely love the high tech world we live in. My phone is just a simple one because "form follows function" in my world and phones are meant to talk on. If I want to "text/type" I do it on this iMac. Are ya listening, Claudia?

So we head out to WM and grab the things on my shopping list, and then I head to the camera department with him in tow. (I had called ahead to see if they had this particular camera and they had 1 left.) I asked to see it and LB is looking at me as if "whaaaaa"—total disbelief but then he knows me so he knows I'm going to buy this camera. He doesn't say much, just asks if I really needed it. I told him we can afford it and yes, I need it if I want to try some different things. Not professional, just superior photos. He loves me a lot and knows me well, chicks.

I looooove this new camera. It takes great shots as evidenced by the last 2 photos. Oh, these aren't the greatest, just a quick test but these are the best I have ever captured of my living room. I have never been able to get this good of a picture with no adjusting at all. It's a very dark room as it faces north with a very large covered front porch. I hope to get a solar tube some day to help with the light but that will happen later.

With flash on...

With no flash at all. I would never have been able to capture it even this good with any of the other cameras I've had. I just loooooove technology!!!

But funny story now. I couldn't get the image I wanted to photograph to show in my LCD monitor on the camera; I just had a bunch of settings showing. So I called Canon tech support. He walked me through what he called "live view" to show on the camera and after he was done I said, "It didn't work; all I'm seeing is black." He asks the ubiquitous question: Is your lens cover on or off the camera lens? DUH! Yep, it was on. When I took it off it was fine. I was very embarrassed.

And look how the detail in this little dress form I made stands out so much better than the original I posted here. But I am still learning. ;-)