It is long story, and I will tell you all about it a bit later, but I do want to give you an inkling of what is to come. Some of you might recall that since I got my camera last year, I have been completely sucked in by the whole craft and art of photography. Early on I knew that my “point and shoot” Sony – as wonderful a camera as it is – was not going to be enough for me to satisfy my desire to become a better photographer. I wanted a DSLR. It is an unfortunate fact of life that I have always had expensive tastes. The camera that I had my eyes on would cost me a minimum of $4,000, and that would not include some of the lenses that I also wanted, and the lenses are the most expensive part of the whole shebang – many costing in the thousands of dollars themselves.
Knowing that amount of money was not readily at hand, I made the decision to make the very most I could of the camera I have and enjoy it to the fullest. That is exactly what I have been doing. Enjoying! Two weeks ago I received an incredible gift from a woman I had only met the day before. She gave me her Canon EOS20D DSLR ca,era, plus 4 lenses, plus every accessory you could possibly think of, even the carrying bags. I am still reeling from this blessing, and i am quite unable to express my amazement and joy at such a gift.
The story about how this all came about I will tell you this weekend, but until then, the following is a slide show I put together from some photos I took today. I have been studying the manual, learning about how to take advantage of all the camera has to offer. I have not even managed to scratch the surface, but I’m having a ball. Up until today I had only been fiddling around with it, getting used to its weight, and testing whether I have the hand/wrist strength to operate it without a tripod. I’m pretty sure i will be able to handle it, with a few minor adjustments on my part. So, until I tell you the whole story, here is my very first set of photos taken with my new camera.
It is enough. . .