Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Pillows and a Camera

 Along with redoing the valances in the trailer, Sheryl had some fabric left over. The new couch we picked up came with a couple of pillows, which of course didn't mach our new decor. So Sheryl broke out her sewing machine and went to work. She recycled the old pillow stuffing and zippers and created three new pillows, so now the rig looks even better and more put together. I think she did a pretty darn good job and we are very happy with the results.

Many moon ago when I was in my late teens/early twenties, I decided I wanted to get into photography and picked up a very nice 35mm camera. Of course this was back in the days of film and all the setting were manually adjusted on the camera lens. I got pretty good at it until one day in Florida, when a large wave crashed over the rocks and soaked the camera and thus sent it to an early grave. Well at that time a couldn't afford another one, so my hobby kinda went by the wayside. Then the age of digital came along, and all the pictures you could take for free!!! I still wanted a nice camera again, but just never seemed to find the money for it as life just kept happening, so again it just went by the wayside. Ok, getting to the point, I started longing after a nice camera again, so we pryed open our bank account and picked one up. We found this Nikon D3000 at the Base Exchange for a good price (compared to in town) and with no tax, just sweetened the deal. Now I know it's not the top of the line model or the latest in camera tech, but it's a big jump over the point and shoots I have been using for some time now.  It will also allow me to (hopefully) be a little more creative in my shots. First I have to figure this thig out, it's pretty user friendly, just have to get used to all the controls being in the camera and not on the lens (old habits are hard to break, even after 30 years!!!)

That's it for this episode, looking forward to creating some good pictures during our travels and just Lovin Our Life. Take Care and see you here next time.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

With all of Sheryl's redecorating, you're going to wind up keeping that nice fiver! Amazing what a talented woman can do with a sewing machine. :c)

Hope you have better luck with your new camera that I have with my 35MM. I seem to keep forgeting to take off the lens cap...

Mike and Terri said...

The pillows look great with your new window treatments! Looking forward to seeing future shots with your new camera!