Squeal. Jump up and down. Repeat.
No editing was done to the above photo. I am so excited to finally not have to edit the life out of every picture I take. It's literally going to save me hours! It also adds to the joy of taking a photo. Oh, photography is going to be a great adventure now (there is just so much to learn!).
I suppose I should elaborate a teeny bit on how I choose my particular DSLR; it took several weeks of deliberation before a verdict could finally be drawn. There are so many cameras on the market, it at times felt impossible to choose the one that perfectly suited me. However, through all my searching, I was leaning towards a Canon. I almost choose a Nikon, but eventually ran back into the arms of Canon simply because I am more familiar with their brand. It was completely personal preference, and there is no denying Nikon has some very beautiful DLSRs.
Eventually I settled on the Canon T3, which was more within the price range I (and my parents) felt comfortable with. After receiving it in the mail yesterday, I do not feel even a tinge of regret with my choice.
I know God has a plan for me and my new camera. I love it dearly already, and have named it Perry. That's right, Perry. It's a...guy, yeah. I just love that name, though. I have been writing down all of my favorite names on a small cupboard I have in my room (all the names are from books I love), and Perry and Pip are two of my favorites, but Perry won.
Here a just a few snapshots I have taken the past two days. No editing!
(A lovely card from a lovely friend).
I have absolutely no idea how to take pictures of direct sunlight. Um, I'll be working on it. It was fun to see that bit o' color appear, though.
Why yes, my glasses are broken. They are truly the saddest pair of spectacles I have ever seen. I am missing the right wire that goes behind my ear and the right plastic thing (no idea what the technical terms are for those articles) that goes on the nose to hold them on comfortably. Sigh.
PostScript: Be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't yet!