I have a Nikon Coolpix P80 that I hadn’t seen in months. Maybe as long as a year. I loved this camera – 10 megapixels with an 18x zoom. So fun to play with it and I’ve really missed it. I had a simple point and shoot that I’ve been using for pictures of my art to post on ArtFire, but recently I misplaced that, too.
I decided it was time to replace the Nikon. I needed to list paintings in my store and I have a trip to Seattle and Hawaii coming up in November. So I ordered a new one, a Kodak camera. Unbelievable zoom and 14 megapixels. The day after I ordered it, I found both of my other cameras. Go figure.
Thankfully, I was spared the hard decision of whether or not to keep the new camera, even though I knew I shouldn’t. It came and I eagerly put it through it’s paces. And it SUCKED. I happily sent it back the next day. I ordered a new battery charger for the old, beloved Nikon and was thrilled to receive that on Friday.
Today, I decided to pull out my Nikon and have a little fun. It’s been months since I’ve been able to just play around and shoot hundreds of photos. And I had forgotten how very much I loved doing it. So I started out with birds. We have a bird feeder outside the windows in our living room. I spent 30 minutes crouched in the recliner, poised to grab a shot whenever I could. I wished I could have opened the window so I didn’t have to shoot through it, but the birds were banging into it repeatedly today and they would’ve flown right into our house if I had. Here’s a few of the pictures I took:
That whetted my appetite. My mother and decided to take a walk and knowing where we would be walking, I grabbed my camera and took it with me. I knew we’d be around a lot of flowers and I thought it’d be the perfect chance to grab some pictures. Try over 200 of them! Thankfully, I have a very patient mother who was willing to sit and wait while I indulged myself.
Out of the 200+ pictures, so far I’ve gone through and edited 14 of them that are my favorites. I’m going to take another look at the others, but I thought I’d share a few of them.
If you’re interested in seeing the other 10 pictures, you can find them posted on my Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/quirkydamedesigns. I could’ve taken hundreds more and I do plan on going back. So many more flowers I didn’t even get to explore. Hope you enjoyed seeing these!