Monday, January 12, 2009

My New Camera’s Debut and a Few Wise Words

Last post I mentioned my new desire to become more adept at photography. I just snuck up on me, just like that. (Is snuck a word?) Really though, it was my husband who did this to me! Always observant, he picked up on my fascination with amazing photos taken by “regular” people and decided that my Christmas gift should be a more serious camera. I had rather mixed emotions at first -- for years I’ve been content with my mediocre knowledge and my faithful point-and-shoot and I wasn’t quite sure I was up to jumping into a whole new field of knowledge. My goodness, my brain is so full of knowledge as it is! (Can you spell LAZY? How about full of ****?!)

Well other than laziness, I don’t know why I waited so long! As with most things in life, I think the biggest hurdle is grasping the can-do attitude. I’ve been reading, taking notes -- yes I’m one of those uptight types, I have to read and digest every word of the manual before I can start. Then I chart, plan, and do outlines -- okay now I’m just kidding, I’m not that bad! But with all the effort, I finally felt worthy of picking up the camera to experiment. And dear Rusty was there when I needed him. Imagine that!




Isn’t he cute?







Aperture, shutter speed, exposure value - oh yeah!

(Current favorite toy "Duckie" made both photos, just barely.)

Since we have a doggy theme going today - how many of you love Cesar Millan? I do and my husband knows it. So when he had an article in this week’s Parade magazine, Randy brought it to me. In his article “What Your Pet Can Teach You”, he has these precious words:
Celebrate every day. For a dog, every morning is Christmas morning. Every walk is the best walk, every meal is the best meal, every game is the best game. We can learn so much by observing the way our pets rejoice in life’s simplest moments. Take time every day to celebrate the many gifts that are hidden in the ordinary events of your own life.”

Words to live by. May you find joy in a simple moment today. God bless.

5 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Cute post! your puppy is very cute - perfect model for you :)

jacquie said...

janis,
i sent the pdf. let me know if you get it. i hope i didn't type in your email incorrectly.
thanks,
jacquie

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Hi again! I just tagged you on my blog :)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh how cute is your little dog!?! I'm impressed that you read manuals. I never. I just jump right in and then wonder why on earth I can't figure out how things work. I need to start reading manuals/instructions...

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