It’s important to create a little suspense and anticipation on the blog. Keep people hungry (and that’s a difficult thing during the holidays) for more.
Here’s a little clue about my new present.
Obviously this picture creates more questions than it answers:
- Tim and Kathy’s folks are a little stingy and got her a new hat and scarf for Christmas.
- Kathy’s tastes are simple and she is “thrilled, tickled, delighted and excited” about winter wear.
- Kathy needs a haircut and some time at the salon
- Tim went all out and carved Kathy a new walking stick for the holidays
Perhaps this is a better clue (this is fun, right?), the hint is not what’s IN the picture but the picture ITSELF.
Did you guess?
I know, this is killing you.
Okay, you’re bored silly and wish I would just get on with the blog and post some other cute pictures (preferably of the children).
Tim and my parents decided taking 11 thousand pictures this past year, give or take a thousand, proved I really was interested in photography. They put their heads (and cash) together and treated me to a wonderful new camera.
A fancy, schmancy new digital SLR camera by Nikon.
I picked up the “fancy, schmancy” name from Cindy who also received a new camera for Christmas. Mine is a Nikon D40X – the name alone sounds cool and impressive.
Tim got a fantastic deal and then went back and convinced the sellers to drop the price even further (he threw around the words price matching and Nutella, it’s a powerful combination).
I was totally surprised and amazed. Now I can take “real” pictures and turn this blog into something truly special.
Oh, the pressure is on now.
I am still learning about all the different settings and options. We took around 400 pictures between 1 pm Christmas day and 6 pm Wednesday. At that rate we’d hit something like 73K pictures in the upcoming year.
It’s a good thing I have one of these on hand. Nothing like a nice, little external hard drive to store your photos.
Joshua, Tim and I had a great time using the action function of the new camera to take some shots of the kids sledding this morning.
I’d love to hear from other Nikon photographers – share your comments, tips, favorite lens, books, etc. I want to learn everything!! I think I need to add the Nikon D40X field guide to my Amazon wish list.
Now to find the perfect camera bag. This one in chocolate brown by Jill*e is gorgeous but seems a wee bit pricey.
Project 365 – Day 360
Thanks, Carl, for encouraging Tim to consider this camera.