Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I got a Nikon camera. I love to take a photograph…..

Since I was 17 years old I have wanted a Nikon camera. That’s about the time that my interest in photography began. My first camera was a Canon AE1 Program. I wanted a Nikon, but after saving for a year, the Canon was all I could afford. Way back then I think I paid $300 for it, which was a terrific amount of money at the time. I remember my father cringing when he found out how much money I spent. He didn't take it well back then, so I don't think I will be sharing the price tag of this camera with him.

Fast forward 27 years and it was almost like I was 17 again. Putting away $20 here, $40 there, stashing cash in my little savings box and counting it every few months to see what my total was. Could I have gone out and just bought it? Yes. Does it mean more to me to have saved for it for the last 10 months? Absolutely. Plus I think it teaches my kids a great lesson. If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it.

So after many, many years and many, many months of research I finally have the camera of my dreams.

It arrived today. I could hardly wait to tear into the box. Within minutes my table was covered with plastic, foam, instruction booklets, DVD's, wires, batteries, and all the do-dads that come along with a brand spanking new Nikon. Can I just say that again? A Nikon. I owe a Nikon. I have waited so many years to say that.

After spending a bit of time looking it all over, I have to admit, it's a bit overwhelming. There are more bells and whistles on this camera then there are in my car!

This weekend I'm just going to take my time and watch the DVD's and read my instruction manuals and really get to know this camera that I have waited so long to own. There may be a trip to a store to purchase a camera bag, but other than that, I'm planning on hunkering myself down and mastering this thing of beauty.

I may be awhile before the picture quality improves!

If you didn’t recognize that the title of this post was the lyrics to Kodachrome then you are just a young whippersnapper!


krysta said...

i will now have that song stuck in my head!

i'm so happy for you that you got your camera and i can't wait to see what you do with it.

Anonymous said...

Suh-weeeeet! Congrats on your beautiful new toy. I look forward to seeing what you can do with it.

(BTW, there's an "a" missing from the post title... *g*)

Parintachin said...

If your food porn shots get any better, my head may explode.

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Krysta - I can't wait to see what I do with it too!

AJK - thanks, I added the "a", lol. Silly me.

Pari - exploding heads is just what I'm aiming for....watch out boy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What model is that? We are looking to upgrade soon.

Michele said...

Congrats on the new toy! Unfortunately I recognized Kodachrome straight away. Really showing my age!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away...
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Snooky doodle said...

Nice camera. I m waiting for those delicious recipes you make to be photographed :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It feels so good to wait for something and then follow through and actually get it! I'm so happy for you!

Suzanne said...

You're gonna love it. I love my Nikon.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

katie - It's a D60 and it's beautiful, lol.

michele - that song has been in my head for days now.

lisa - thanks! I'm happy for me too, lol.

snooky - I hope I don't let ya down.

Cathy - thanks! It was a long time coming.

Suzanne - if my photos look half as good as your's I will be happy.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Congrats on that beautiful camera!

Traci @ The Bakery said...

I have the D50....LOVE IT!!!! It was sort of a hand me down...and I'm still learning.