Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


Well, so far, this Mother's Day is a giant success and its not until tomorrow!  My husband surprised me with a new camera.  I have been using the same smaller point and shoot for a few years and it was doing a great job, and it fit in my purse so I could take it anywhere with me.  This new one will definitely NOT fit in my purse or my pocket, but it is AWESOME and I still have the other one for my purse.  I'm sure he's thinking, this will give me better photos to paint from.  I am sure it will- when I get it figured out- there are a million different things it can do if I can learn how to make it do them!  If my photos are better, does that mean I need to paint better paintings?  I think I will take this one step at a time.  I have heard good things about this camera (Nikon D3100) and so far, I love it.  I have been outside in my garden, trying it out on flowers and got side tracked with a few shots of my poodle.  
Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful moms and grandmas out there!

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new camera! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it. I love your Poppy picture and your cute poodle! I'm so in love with California poppies!!!

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  2. Fabulous shot and such a nice present ....I love your poodle who is taking the time to sniff the ...what look like strawberries?...I have a cat who sniffs flowers all the time...we think he gets a rush:) Love your Poppy painting below too!

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  3. Je me réjouis pour vous... un très beau présent certainement que ce nouvel appareil photo... je vous souhaite une joyeuse fête des mamans... En France cette fête sera célébrée le dernier dimanche du mois de mai.
    Gros bisous à vous... et merci pour ces belles fleurs "or"...

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  4. Happy mother's day Sheryl!

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  5. Those are awesome photos! And I love the painting below that you did for your mom. She will love it! Happy Mothers Day! Enjoy the camera!

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  6. Lucky you, Sheryl.....enjoy learning about your new camera. So far those are some wonderful shots. Looking forward to seeing lots more.

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  7. Great things will come from that camera Sheryl. Enjoy your Mother's Day!

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  8. Thanks, Claire! I don't know what it is about poppies, guess maybe the bright color and simplicity. Hope you had a great mother's day!

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  9. Thank you, Cynthia! Yes, those are strawberries- I think she needs to sniff everything in her yard.

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  10. Grazie, Franz- I had a nice, relaxing day with family!

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  11. Thank you, Katherine- yes, my mom loves her poppy watercolor! Of course, she is my mom and says she loves them all...

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  12. Thanks, Carol! I will have to take many, many photos to get the hang of it- there is something to be said for simple.

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  13. Thanks, Dora- hope you had a great Mother's Day (as a new grandma, too) also!

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  14. And Happy Mother's Day to you too Sheryl!! That's awesome about the new camera, I think you'll find it makes a HUGE difference in getting the kind of photo references that really excite you. The Nikon lenses are unbeatable!! :)

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  15. happy mom's day to you as well and thank you! congrats on the camera, wishing you many brilliant shots!

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