My muse has returned

For the last couple of months, all the photos that I have taken for this blog or otherwise have been done using this camera - a Casio Exilim 1050. I love this camera for its portability. It takes amazingly sharp photos and does great Youtube-worthy video. I'll still be carrying this one around in my purse. For the most part, it was not photography worthy.

After a 2 year sabbatical, this arrived today.

Not Dottie of course, but the boxes on the couch with her. Inside the boxes were this camera
and two lenses. This awesome delivery was courtesy of Rob. They were a belated birthday gift. All the items were bought used on ebay and at B&H Photo & Video. I opted for a Nikon D50, sigma 28-200 f/3-5 aspherical compact zoom, and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8. Since I have no aspirations to become a sports photographer or wedding photographer, this setup suits me just fine. I really have missed having an SLR. Like I have said so many time before, I've had an SLR since I was 15. I've felt naked without one.

I charged up the battery and was off and running. My first subject? DOTTIE! She's been "modeling" since she was a wee pup. She happily obliged me. Here are some of my first shots with my D50.

Dottie - Perplexed

Dottie- Trying to Cool Off

Dottie - Tired and Bored of My photo taking

Dottie - Chats

Here are my favorites

Lots and lots of photos to come.

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MissJordyPants said...

YAHHHHH!!!! When are we heading out to shoot something!?

You are going to adore the 50 mm 1.8. It is fantastic!

: : Aileen : : said...

Congrats on the new toy! I've been practicing some. I could use a new lens though. Can't wait to see more.

Miss Sapphira said...

Awesome! I know what you mean. I had a film SLR camera when I was 15 and totally bummed when it went kaput on me. Lucky, last year I got a digital SLR.

Neleh said...

wowowowow! it's about time!

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