First thing— I LOVE MY NEW CAMERA! It’s amazing. One of my favorite things about SLR is that there is practically NO shutter lag. And the manual focus option–LOVE IT. Oh yeah. I had a blast today. I got a polarizing filter, and I can really see a difference in some of the photos.
Second thing–Dawes Aroboretum is so nice this time of year. I didn’t see any mushrooms (ewwww), and many of the trees were flowering. It was just slightly cool, but not too much. A pretty day, perfect for taking pictures. Aidan and I went today for some Mommy/Son bonding time and also for a photo shoot of sorts.
The Japanese Garden — one of my favorite spots in the park.
The bridge in The Japanese Garden.
Pretty flowering bush in The Japanese Garden.
Aidan with a “flower.”
Aidan and Me. I was trying out the self-timer and using a tripod here.
My handsome little guy.
Crab Apple Tree Ringlets
Playing with the manual focus. Cool!!!
See more here: Dawes Arboretum
So, WHY did I wait so long for this camera? Oh yeah, because I wanted to wait until the weather was nice enough to use it outside. My next purchases are going to be a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. I’ll also need a nice case to tote it all around in. I want to get all of this before I go to Vegas and The Grand Canyon. I wonder if I can fit my tripod into my suitcase?
Today reminded me of how much I love taking pictures. I’m looking forward to my vacations and to this summer.
‘Til next time!