20 February 2011

i'm grateful for 'new camera convenience'

Greetings all,
Playing along with Maxabella's I'm Grateful For late this weekend, due to the enormous Handmade Market in Canberra yesterday.  That deserves it's own post of love, appreciation & dedication . . . after i recover from happy exhaustion.
The final piece of our insurance claim for the burglary late last year has arrived - the little digital camera.  Oh how convenient the new-for-old Nikon Coolpix S5100 replacement is. 
Bit of history, it's our 4th Nikon Coolpix.  I lost the first one at Floriade Flower Festival 2008 (so sure i put it in the pram) so bought a replacement.  Second one met its fate when our middle girl sat on it, so bought a replacement.  My husband found the first camera in the pram in 2010, 2 little cameras for a family of 6, how convenient . . . until camera 3 was stolen.  While waiting pending replacement camera 1 hung in there, you had to turn it on & off between each photo but it worked until last week when it was finally dropped by our middle girl & broken open/ lens fully extended.  Days later the 4th camera arrived, perfect timing!!
Moral of the story, i can't be trusted with small cameras (nor can burglars, or our middle daughter) & the new one is simply fantastic!!  You can charge the battery & download images via a magical cord to your laptop, gorgeous clear images & my fancy Nikon SLR can rest easy in its massive protective bag hidden away from burglars.
 . . . pretty paper butterfly garlands . . .
 . . . threading cupcake wrappers . . .
 . . . keeping the children busy with helpful craft . . .
 . . . my husband is home & made brunch . . .
 . . . our pumpkin patch is coming along . . .
 . . . puppy chasing bees . . .
So i'm playing around with the camera, settings, actions, lighting, zoom & safety . . . my husband has tied the protective case to it & given me a good talking to about camera responsibilities.  In the mean time, i hope to bring better shots to my blog & chase that dream snap of all my children together, smiling at the same time while looking very candid, spontaneous, happy & natural, outdoors in perfect light, the kind of photo you blow up to wall size (i said dream!!) . . . enjoy, love Posie

13 comments:

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

YAY for new cameras and looking forward to hearing how the market went! :)

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Good luck with that "dream" pic of your children. I'm still trying to capture my dream shot! I hope your market went well. looking forward to hearing all about it. x Sharon

Maxabella said...

Your hub is home for a visit? That's terrific news!! x

Tammi said...

Oh joy for new cameras, I'm hoping that mother's day might see this here mumma get a new one :)
Look forward to hearing about your market day!!
xx

mOnTy said...

I hope you keep the camera with your. From Spain. Monty.

Felicity said...

I received a Nikon for my 40th and although it's a terrific camera it still bamboozles me and doesn't seem to take the same quality of photos that the Canon [half the price] did.

I'll be watching with great interest to see how your new pics.

Am off now to catch up on your market adventures,

xx F

Sarah B said...

Good luck with your new camera. Not sure about your chances of getting all your children looking happy and perfect at the same time, but have fun trying!

Leonie said...

wow, what a camera history!
i love having a little snapshot camera for my handbag as I find its hard sometimes lugging a DSLR around.. especially on school outings etc. Im just waiting for our new snapshot one to arrive as our last one meet its fate when my son took it on a school excursion :(

Sydney Shop Girl said...

I love those butterflies and the pumpkin patch.

Enjoy your new camera!

SSG xxx

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melissa said...

I have a point and shoot camera on my wishlist for those times I don't want to cart the SLR around - those pics look great so I'll have to check out that one.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Hope you achieve your "dream pic" soon! :)
Can't wait to hear more about the markets (And hopefully see more shots ;) please).
Bet you had a great weekend - even better with the man of the house there AND doing some cooking :D

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

I don't have a good track record with cameras either, or wallets, or keys, or......
I'm loving those cupcake garlands. Storing that one in the memory bank - thanks!
Aah, a man that can cook - aren't they the best!

The Clip Cafe said...

OH nice! I hope to get a new snapper soon :-)