While my parents were visiting, I celebrated my birthday. Although it didn't quite feel like a birthday, just another day, that only lasted until dinner time. The guys were still working on the deck, finishing up the railing, and Mom and I were still painting the kitchen cabinets.
After dinner, we came home and apparently some fairy prince/princess left presents on the table for me. Inside, was something I was not expecting to see:
A Sony A330 digital SLR camera with tilting viewfinder and so many cool characteristics, I wouldn't even know where to start.
I was excited when I opened the present, but apparently not as excited as hubby would have liked. Little Man had been acting up for the past couple days. My mom and I seem to think it was because of all the changes going on in the house. I also had been extra tired and still needed to prep for a yard sale for the coming weekend.
It wasn't until I actually had time to sit down and play with the camera that I completely fell in love. Not only do I get pictures like this where you can see every speck of pollen and dew on the flower petals:
But I can turn them into this:
Just by using the creative functions built right into the camera. Granted to biggest difference between these two pictures was the time of day that they were taken (morning in the first, and evening just before sunset in the second), but the contract and vivid coloration were convincing enough for me.
My next goal: To go revisit my aunt Wenderina and Uncle Carl to take pictures with him at places like Indian Brook.