Monday, February 16, 2009

Whoo Hoo - New Camera!!!


A picture of my violet - which I adore!
I've been absent on the blogs this weekend! We rented a car Sat. and tootled around town - very fun for all!! Chinese food too! Yummmmmmy! Given we don't have a car and generally walk everywhere, when we do rent one - it is a huge treat for all!!!

I have been waiting for this year's taxes to come in so I could fill a huge desire for a new camera!! We have been struggling along with a VERY old camera - with horrid pics. My DH, Jim digs, buys, trades and sells mineral specimens and I couldn't get any decent pictures of the details - some of them extremely small!! I have been unable to do any artwork larger than my scanner. I purchased a Canon SX110! We are so pleased with the results!! I can now list a few things I have been holding and Jim's wonderful "rocks". Here are a couple of pics!!! Geode with amethyst,florite & quartz on cassiterite.



11 comments:

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Congrats! Try this for a super cool effect. Take a really good magnifying glass and hold it carefully against the lens and click to take photo. Voila - Macro Lens - Shot!

I will upload some images tomorrow of flower shots taken that way - they are awesome!

Have fun playing with your new friend! :)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Good for you, you're gonna love it!

backattheranch said...

I'm looking for a good camera. What do you think? I like to do closeups allot! Isnt it fun just to toodle around? We are off to Santa Fe on Saturday!! Fun Fun! We will look at a horse also there.

Creepy_Creations said...

Congratulations on the new camera! The pics really look great and those rocks are really cool!

Audrey said...

Yeah! I am so happy for you Sarah! Your pictures are fantastic. And by the way...amethyst is my fave! Good job!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, goodie a new camera!!! I love new camera's what fun!!!
Your pictures are great, love the geode with amethyst, beautiful!!!

Kathleen Coy said...

Yay, new toy! Love the rock pictures! :-)

Snap said...

You are going to have so much fun with the new camera! WooHoo! Yippeee!

Halloween Spirit said...

You lucky girl! A good camera makes ALL the difference! My sister has a great one, I need to have her take my pics!
Cindy

A Palmer said...

Awww. Reminds me of mom's window garden of violets. Looks like you inherited the touch! Dontcha love camera?

Brenda, Rusty Creek Primitives said...

Congrats on the camera! I love the photos of the crystals. I have a ton of small polished gemstones and a just a few larger ones. I think amethyst clusters are my favorite.