Thursday, August 10, 2006

It's here! It's Finally Here!

My baby arrived today. Signed for at 9:34 this morning by my son. I have been anxiously awaiting it's arrival and now, my baby's here.

My Nikon D70 got here this morning. I have dreamed of this camera, drooled over this camera. And now, I own this camera.

Yes, it's digital, and yes it will help me learn certain concepts so much quicker because I will get to see the results immediately. But, while I have lusted after, drooled over, and dreamed of this baby, my first true love is my Minolta which is film.

In fact, I just turned a really big corner with my film camera last week. My pictures has always been really grainy with my film, and I wondered if it was just film or if it was something I was doing wrong. Turns out I had to learn a thing or two about exposure and ISO. But I got a better grip on it, at least for 1 roll of fim.

I shot these pictures a couple of weeks ago, so I don't remember the settings exactly, except the film was 800 but I set the ISO on my camera to 640 and there is very little grain to them. Check these out...

I still have so much to learn, and this is just another step in the journey, in the process. But it's huge! I never dreamed I'd be here, that I'd own this. Thanks M. I owe you so much! Thank you for your help, your advice, your gifts, your belief in me, and for everything you've done with every step I've taken on this journey of mine.

1 comment:

Melissa Mullinax said...

Ooooo!! I really like the B&W one!!