The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Toy

Troy and I have both been wanting a new camera for a long time. I used to have a little Nikon point-and-shoot, but it got destroyed somehow. (I swear it wasn't me.) I've been using Troy's work camera for anything I've needed for a while, but it doesn't really take the kind of pictures we've been hoping for. Well, Troy simultaneously got a bonus at work and had a trip to (tax-free) Oregon, where a camera shop is located not far from where he was staying. Of course Troy had been researching his camera choice for who knows how long. This is something I love about him. I hate doing that kind of research - I'm so lazy and impulsive. But when Troy shops he always ends up buying exactly what he really wants. It's great. So, we splurged and got the camera. A Nikon D90. Uh, it's so fancy I'm a little afraid to pick it up. The instruction booklet is novel-length, and I fear that I'll never really know half of what there is to know about this amazing piece of equipment. Troy's currently going at it a little at a time and then giving me lessons. What I do know is that when I push the button it takes really good pictures. We're in danger of filling up our hard drive in a few days with how many pictures we're taking, and they're so fun we're having trouble deleting any of them. Here are a couple of my favorites so far:





Troy did a blessed thing yesterday and took the kids up Emigration Canyon for a little stream-side playtime for a couple of hours. I think he took about 75 pictures. Don't you love kids and streams together? It's a wonderful match. And I got the house clean. Too bad I was so wiped out by the time he got home all I wanted to do was lie down...

Anyway, I'm looking forward to some better pictures showing up on the blog from now on!

6 comments:

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

I love this post! You and Troy are a lot like Brent and I...Brent does exactly the same thing when he buys something. Too bad we don't live closer so we can hang out more! Maybe someday...

Carrie said...

You are going to LOVE the D90. It is a great camera.

Julie said...

Great pic of Bitty! A good camera will change your world. Looking forward to all the fun photos your artsy/creative brain will think up! :)

Michelle said...

Hey, that's my new camera too! Sometime we'll have to go to one of the free classes at Pictureline. Until then, the auto mode seems to be just fine. :) It definitely helps to have such cute subjects.

Keersten said...

That is awesome! I love the pic of Stomper by the river. (And I am super jealous that you got to go to Oregon.) Can't wait to see fabulous pics of that cute new little one soon!

chlojo said...

What a fun new toy! I know it is a good choice because I Michelle talking about getting hers and loving it! Perfect timing too, with the new little one coming!