Saturday, December 31, 2011

Santa Done Good

Well.  Guess what Santa brought Disco Mom this year?

 Despite hinting, I was still extremely surprised to get a new DSLR camera.  Ed did all his own research and got the Nikon D5100.  And I do NOT know how to use it.  I watched the DVD it came with and followed along for awhile, then just got lost in menus, meters, and options.  So for now I'm just playing around, getting to know it.  I think it will be a long, steep learning curve.  But it is so amazing.  Already SO much better than my old one.  Here are just a few shots I took this week.
Playing Wii

Poppy ran up close at the last second.  And it still focused!

Wide angle of Ed down the stairs.  My old one never would have gotten this much in!

Our tree, plus proof Ed changes diapers sometimes.

This one and the next blow me away the most.  INDOOR photo taken AT NIGHT in our living room with bad lighting.  The photo looks even better than the real thing!

Again, living room at night.  Hazel's guitar lesson.

Toaster in a dark kitchen.  The old one never could have handled it. 

At the mall play area.

Poppy and her friend Jayda.  Good candids are surprisingly hard to capture!

The girls playing with the new dollhouse.  Which, by the way, they totally love.  It's been a huge hit, and not at all trumped by the Wii.

I am loving the wide angle and great auto settings for now.  Next up, food for the VGP.  Can you believe it actually has a FOOD photography setting?  Amazing.  Now if the photos suck, I have no one, and nothing, to blame but myself.


Geary said...


Jenifer said...

So much fun!!! I think it's fun figuring out a new camera!!! :) Can't wait to see all the pictures!

Maren said...

Yes! Very nice indeed. I'm so excited for you!

Nells-Bells said...

love the new camera! i love your birthday checklist idea. so great. i also love that you too are a fan of downton. though who isn't? ;) happy belated birthday!!

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