Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Have a New Baby

No, not that kind of baby.  I know you guys think I am crazy, but I am not that crazy!

This is my new baby.

7D

A Canon 7D!  SWEET!

Now you are probably wondering why in the world I got this camera?

I am not a professional, so it isn’t an investment in my business.  I am not planning on becoming a professional in the near future.  One day I hope that I can hone my skills and take my love for photography to the next level, but I want to take my time and make sure that I am where I need to be (skill wise, time wise, and emotionally) to start a business like that.

I already had a nice camera.  I had a Canon XSi, which is a 12 MP digital SLR camera.  It is a nice camera and completely sufficient.

I could use the money towards so many other things.  Yes, yes I could.  I just did a post about how I have bought everything second hand and been frugal as I start my photography adventure.

But it comes down to my passion.  I have really fallen in love with photography.  I love being able to see beauty around me and capturing it.  I love being able to make a person look at life, even for a split second, the way I do. 

I am not eloquent.  I cannot weave a story and whisk you off somewhere in a time long ago. 

But I can make you focus on the tiny beauty of a small leaf in my backyard. 

Leaf

This leaf is only 3 inches wide and long.  It was about 7 inches off of the ground in a group of weeds and growth.  This section of growth is in a spot in my backyard that isn’t easily seen.  Your attention immediately goes to the left as you exit our patio area.  This little leaf was on the far right corner.  If I took you into my backyard you would have never noticed it, let alone looked at the tiny beads of water suspended on its waxy smooth surface. 

See?  I made you see a beautifully small part of what I see.  A part you may have never noticed.  The world from my view.

On the same note, that is why I love looking at other people’s photography.  I love seeing the world through their eyes.  I am amazed by images my eyes will never see in real life.  Perspectives I couldn’t see from my angle.  Stories that tell so much more than words really could.

So come and walk with me as I walk with you.

That is why I got the camera.  To fuel and grow my seemingly unending passion for more with this beautiful art. 

Plus, my amazing husband got it for me.  Winking smile  I can’t wait to start taking shots and sharing with you.

26 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new addition! :) I completely GET IT!!!

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  2. I want a new baby! Your leaf is beautiful.

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  3. I love your new addition! It's going to be great for you (and me) to take some beautiful photographs.

    Congrats :)

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  4. Aaaamen! Congrats on the new addition. :)

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  5. Lovely photo! Beautiful explanation. Visiting from FYE but I probably shouldn't be yet since I'm away from e-mail.

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  6. Congrats on your new purchase. Can't wait to see all the lovely pics you take.

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  7. Shut up!!! That's an amazing camera, what an awesome gift from your hubby! Ok sister, time to step it up now, bring it on and show us what you got! ;-) (Totally kidding, you know me!)

    Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

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  8. Lucky you, with this new baby. You will so love it. This is about following your heart and passion, you don't have to justify. :) I love your point of view, can't wait to see more!

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  9. How exciting! Beautiful macro...is that why you got the camera?

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  10. Congrats on your new baby! I can't wait to see what you come up with now! :D

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  11. Oh my! You are gonna have some awesome fun with this new baby!

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  12. Congrats! I'm still saving money to get that same exact one! looking forward to seeing some shots:)

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  13. ooooh I don't know anything about photography , but I do know that your new baby is so pretty!!!!! Good luck, I can't wait to see all the amazing pictures you take and share with us. :)

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  14. Well congratulations my friend - I know you are going to completely rock that camera...and I can already see "your eye" forming. Love that!

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  15. Every time I visit your blog, I am amazed by your beautiful pictures!

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  16. It is great to find beauty amongst weeds isn't it? I love the light and focus in teis photo.

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  17. I'm getting closer to the end of my reader! I love how you described what you love doing. That's such a neat way to look at photography. I love seeing your little glimpses of what you think is glimps-able. :) You're a great photographer, and I'm so glad you have such a supportive husband. That helps a ton! (maybe he's looking for your help with the income soon!) LOL

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  18. Oh me oh my
    now I am so jealous love your new baby
    i needs me one too!
    I so understand your reasons because that is why I would want one too.
    Have fun!

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  19. Lucky girl! And I can see you will do some amazing things with that new baby of yours!

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  20. nice baby! one that doesn't wake you up at night for feedings!!! love the leaf...
    FYI - I'm in FYE!

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  21. Yay! Your photos are always so gorgeous!

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  22. Love it! Enjoy it and the leaf is beautiful.

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  23. You are more eloquent than you give yourself credit for. The photo IS beautiful, but your description of its location and circumstances and why you thought it was an important image to share are truly compelling. Very, very nice.

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  24. Beautiful image! I love your words about finding new things, even in our own backyards that we see everyday! That is such a big motivator for me! Congrats on the new camera!

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  25. What a beautiful post! Congrats! And Kudos to your hubby. You deserve it ;) Enjoy!

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