Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Squeeee!!!

May I introduce you to my new toy...


Idn't she puuuurdy???


And some goodies, to boot!*

SahWEEEET!!! This is gonna make learning how to use an SLR camera SO! MUCH! FUN! (An SLR bascially a camera that can be fully manual or fully automatic - SLR stands for single lens reflex and it has to do with how the light gets into the lens)

Aaaand, I FINALLY got my flowers planted. It only took about 2 weeks of hitting up the nursery looking for specific plants and being told, "Yeah, we don't have those yet. Try back in a few weeks." I gave up and went to Home Depot. Then my flowers sat in their little pots on my patio for two weeks, waiting for sun and spare time to coincide. They finally did and now I have pretty flowers on my patio! I took some pics on my now-little point and shoot, but it was dark-ish and, well, not so great. I'll take more on the new camera for some visuals soon!

This weekend also held brunch with my sis - Dutch pancakes and champagne! - shopping on Main St for some funky jewelry, a hike/walk in Lynn Valley with some friends, dancing till I got blisters under my toes (ouch!), then a late night Princess Bride fest with some friends from my dancing class (that movie at 2am is EXTRA great), giving my house a good scrub - down on hands and knees with a brush and rubber gloves...

Hip hip hooray for long weekends! AND, tomorrow (erg! Today! I need to get to bed!) is a pro-d - no school for students... only school for teachers. It's downtown at the library and we're done by 1- woohoooo! It's supposed to be sunny and beautiful tomorrow, so I'm taking some marking - and the new camera, of course! - to Stanley Park for some chillin' in the sun.

A-woo-hoo!

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* The big lens is actually from my borrowed camera, my 55-200 lens comes in today

8 comments:

sarah cool said...

Wow! That's a bunch of fun stuff!!

what's an SLR camera?

Paul said...

Thats a nice camera Hillary. One day I'll buy an SLR (In reality, an apartment comes further up the list of priorities at the moment though). For now I'm pretty happy with a compact and a slowly expanding box of accessory lenses and filters.

Pancakes and champagne? Either someone has a sister with expensive taste or a big cheque from an insurance company.

I like Vancouver library. I have photos of it that I need to sort out and turn into a photocollage.

Does your course cover architectural photography? I may be wanting some tips.

Paul said...

Yay, the architectural tour brochure is out. Now I can plan my holiday properly (or at least work out when I'm coming).

I also have my passport application in, which is possibly a bit more important.

Emily said...

Let us know how you like it....we're in the market for a nice digital camera.

Jenn said...

ahhhh - love it!! I've been seeing the commercials for the D40 and have really wanted to look into it. Post lots to flickr so we can see how it does!

nachtwache said...

:) very purty! You sound just like my hubby. He also loves cameras, photography et all and gets just as excited when he gets something new. Very nice! Have fun with it.

karen said...

55-200 -- I'm jealous! Where did you get your camera from? (I have a digital slr canon rebel that I got on ebay and just LOVE, but wish I knew how to use it better. And I want that lens.)

Anne said...

HOOO-RAY for your new camera! I love ours...I LOVE it! I do still want to get into a class to really know better how to use it too...