I am so happy. I am happy for three reasons this week.
1. My mom came for a visit from Oklahoma. It was a wonderful visit AND she is coming back next month when my brother and his wife come for a visit.
2. My daughter’s high school play is over. Well, we are so proud of her, and adored seeing her in the play, but she was tied up for long hours every day, even on the weekends, so now she is free (and so am I.)
3. My birthday gift has arrived. Yes I had a birthday in January. My daughter does not understand why I don’t tell everyone about my birthday. It is difficult to explain to a sixteen-year-old that becoming a year older at my age is not exactly exciting. But that is beside the point. The point is that my new camera arrived and I am lovin’ it!!
I got a Canon 5D Mark II. Back in the dark ages when I had a photography business, I used a medium format film camera, a Mamiya. Medium format refers to the negative size. 645 negatives are 64.5 mm wide versus 35 mm negatives that are 35 mm wide. That larger size means that the enlargements are crisp and sharp even up to very large sizes. I got out of the photography business just as it was becoming digital.
So I just couldn’t at that time justify spending the large sums of money required to buy a new digital professional camera then. So I have been using a Canon Rebel for several years now. It’s a wonderful camera, but I wanted those crisp, crisp photos again.
Any way, long story short, I just got the Canon 5D Mark II last week, and it does an amazing job. I am loving it, but even if you don’t have an expensive camera, you can still take great photos. That’s a topic I want to cover later. Some of you say you use your phone to take pictures, and I would have otherwise never known because the photos are so good. Many of you already have great tutorials on photography so I have really hesitated going there, since the info is so excellent, but that is a topic on my back burner.
One of the strengths of this camera is its ability to shoot in low light without a lot of digital noise (translates – grainy.)
I’m also just now adding the watermark. I know, I know, I’m way behind the curve here.
So now onto my little greenhouse. I picked up these minature portraits at a consignment shop recently, and the minature pineapple mold is from Williams Sonama.
I love this little bottle and you can even see the bubbles in the glass.
Below is a small floral frog from my MIL. Can you see all of the crisp detail from the new camera?
The praying hands on marble are inherited.
All of those things go in the little greenhouse. I actually bought the greenhouse for a song one year after Christmas, since it was filled with Christmas-themed florals. I opened it up and removed the Christmas stuff, and now I have fun filling it with all kinds of goodies.
I love my iron bunny that sits in the tray with the house.
And now for a few announcements.
With GFC going away for non-blogger blogs and possibly even for blogger sites, I am trying to follow everyone by Linky Follower. Please become a Linky follower of the ranch, so that we can stay connected. I will follow back of course!! You can find the Linky Follower box in my sidebar and just to make it REAL easy for you, I put it in the post too, just so you can’t miss it.