Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Reflections | 4 comments

My Nikon D5000 is in the hospital, known also as Gary’s Camera shop. I took her in to get the flash repaired, which had ceased firing for some reason, and was given a stern talking to from the owner about the dusty dirty state of my lenses, my camera bag and the camera’s sensor. So I had to admit her, though it tore at my heart to do so. She’ll be gone for three weeks but will hopefully be good as brand new when I pick her up again. I also just invested in a fancy portrait lens and am giddy, giddy with excitement about the prospect of a higher quality lens on a cleaned up, fixed up camera. Learning a new hobby, even this late in the game, is such a fulfilling thrill.

 

 OK, enough about lenses, and sensors, and flashes. I understand, based on the bored expressions of my own family members when I go on too long about the nuts and bolts of photography, this may not be as interesting to you as it is to me. So how about instead, I share a few photos I shot last week of some really adorable kids. Thanks to my sister-in-law and her sisters for letting me practice on their little ones!

 

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.  See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

 -  Ray Bradbury