Friday, February 18, 2011

My new toy

We got our tax refund and I immediately bought myself a dSLR camera.  Woo hoo!  I am as giddy as my kids are when we go to Chuck E Cheese's!  I obviously still need some time to figure out all the bells and whistles, but here a few of my first shots with it.



Fun!!

I was going to include a couple more, but blogger just informed me that I have met my maximum photo quota for this blog.  Ummmm....what do I do now?  Might have to start a new one because blogging without photos just ain't gonna cut it.  My writing's not that good.

15 comments:

The Giles Files said...

You have such beautiful kids. Well, I guess B is old enough that I can't call him beautiful...He's handsome.

Do you blurb you blog? I put my blog into books - then delete old posts so I have more memory space...and then there's just something permanent about holding a book. Blurb.com made it easy for me - and as far as prices go - they are much cheaper than others, but still have good quality.

shelley said...

really?! i didn't know blogger could do that. hmmm.... if you are hitting your max, i'm about 2 posts behind you!!! let me know what you do so i can copy you and avoid crying one day when i sit down to do a blog. ;)

great pics. this year we won't be able to trade off on pics, unless you give me very specific lessons on how to use that awesome camera of yours. and then handcuff it to my wrist. hahahahahaha!

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

Exciting!! Which one did you get? And as far as pictures go, I recently started using flickr on my personal blog too (I'd been using it just for the photo blog). All you do is upload your photos to your flickr account, then at the top of the photo is a button that say "share this"... there are a few options, but I do the html. You just copy the code and then paste it into your post where you want your picture, and voila! It's there. I like it because blogger has a tendency to compress images, so the flickr ones are crisper. And you can set the copyright on flickr so people can't download your pictures (when they click on your picture on your blog it's a link back to your flickr page). And if you don't want to use flickr I think there's other sites like photobucket that do the same thing. I just happen to like flickr. Anyway, hope that helps!

The "D" Family said...

Whoa, I had no idea that there was a limit. Leave it to Jax to know the fix! I am excited to see more pictures!

Jared said...

A limit? We are all in trouble! So fun to see your new camera in action.

Natalie said...

that was me - natalie

The Normal Mormon Husband said...

And the crazy thing...you only post .000634% of your photos to Blogger.

andrea said...

Sheri--I use blurb, too. Maybe I could just go back and delete some of my old post. I like being able to pull old pics off the web, though. I've gone through a couple of computers since then and don't have many old images on my latest computer.

Jackie--I went with the Nikon D3100. So far, so good. Thanks for the B&H reference, I got it from there with an extra lens that I've yet to try. And thanks for the flikr input, too.

Natalie--Do you have a secret "Jared" identity the rest of us need to know about??

Incanus said...

There's a 1 GB limit. You have to buy more space from Google. It's $5 a year for 20 GB. We had to increase our storage a few months ago. Here's the instructions:
http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=39567

And Flickr sucks because when the image is clicked on to make it bigger, it takes you to your flicker account where another button click is required to make the picture bigger. Plus now you're out of blogger and have to follow the bread crumbs back. Very annoying. Just give Google your $5.

Amy said...

Cute pictures! I love having a dSLR and you'll love it too! You took great pictures without one.

As Dave said, we just gave Google our $5 and now we have plenty of space! I like Google, so I'm alright with giving them $5. Seems easier than getting a new blog, and you don't want to delete old pictures, it's fun to link to past posts and it's a good way to keep them in addition to the blurb books.

Ang said...

Love the new camera! I'm surprised I haven't hit that limit yet. Now, if there were a sheer *word count* limit I'd really be in trouble. :-)

Kiersten said...

You are going to love your new camera!

We just recently, last month I think, had to increase our storage too.

Dennis said...

This is Grandma S: I can't post a comment any more without having a google account. Even if I try to do it under Grandpa's google account. so this is a test.
XO
Grandma S

andrea said...

MIL--Sorry. I kept getting hit with spam comments from Anonymous, so I had to delete that option for now. Maybe I'll try again in a couple of weeks and see if Anonymous has given up on me. :)

Julie said...

Three beautiful gems! Love to you all. Aunt Julie