Friends, I cannot believe the day has come. That I am writing this post.
The words don't seem to come as I would like... but moments, great ones, come and go in the blink of an eye every day. Fretting over the organization of meaningless words to convey such a momentous announcement seems like a waste of this precious moment.
So instead, I'll just let Algy introduce himself with photographs. It's what he does best, after all.
Those first few minutes after I opened the box, lifted out the lens, set it into position against the camera body and heard the precise, suave click as they screwed together in place. It was magical.
We looked around the tent, my home.
Taking in those little things, those little glimpses of a life. Small steps. Insignificant scenes, slowly melting somewhere in time to become a beautiful and meaningful memory.
Like learning to dance, we started our journey to discover the art of capturing light and memories.
I had no idea of being able to purchase a DSLR anywhere in my near future... but God had another plan.
Out of the blue He made it possible, and last Friday a trip to town found me standing at the checkout at Costco, laying down bills in hundred dollar stacks on the counter with a hand trembling from excitement.
The set included a Nikon D3100, the 18-55 mm kit lens, and the 55-200mm lens, as well as an ugly-ish camera bag (smile), strap, DVD course, and lovely little odds and ends like a charger and lens hood.
And if you're wondering why his name is Algy... well...
...it's because Sir Percy just didn't seem to be a quite right fit for a Nikon.
And I shall get a lovely strap and case for him so we can go Bunburying.
A door has been opened. Beauty I cannot quite capture, a world I cannot quite understand, lies beyond.
Waiting to be explored.
To my photographer friends and readers - I would love to hear any advice you have for a DSLR newbie! Camera and lens care, spare battery recommendations, uploading tips? Though I've been devouring every photography book and website I can get my hands on, I know so little - and this is such a deep and fascinating world! Shoot... I'm all ears. :grin:
Happy Saturday, everyone!