This winter I’ve tried to pick up a bouquet or a pot of flowers every couple of weeks. They certainly are a mood booster as well as a great motivation to get my camera out.
I was so drawn to this pot of daffodils. The flowers with their sunny faces, the lush green leaves, and the textured bulbs were a balm to my winter weary eyes.
Spring is around the corner (I’m sure) but in the meantime I’m happy to have these simple delights.
As I was photographing these, I noticed yet another speck of something on the sensor in my camera. I’ve been meaning to take it to the “shop” to get it cleaned but I haven’t gotten around to it. Lightroom and Photoshop make it easy to avoid such inconveniences.
But now I’m dreaming of a new camera and I’ve been digging around the Nikon site and formulating a list and a plan…
I remember when I bought my Nikon D3000. I didn’t have a single clue how to use it – not a clue. But I took several classes and practice and practiced and practiced. It wasn’t too long before I was out of auto mode and into manual. Buying that camera was one of the best purchases I have ever made, but something tells me that it’s time to move on… and I’m listening.
Barbara Hurst says
Barb, I love all the detail, good luck with buying a new camera.
Deanna@Snippets from Springdale says
Love your pot of daffodile, it looks so very spring-like on the inside at least. I started out with a Nikon D5000, then went to a D7000, now I am drooling over the new D7100. Keep us informed as to what you decide.
I am dealing with dust on my sensor, too! Using the cloning tool quite a bit in PS and LR. It’s all on the edges and I noticed that my 100-400mm lens does not fit as snug as it did on my other camera. Have fun upgrading your camera! I have upgraded twice since getting my first slr and it seems to reignite my love of photography all over again. Love your daffodil shots. :)
i need to get off ‘p’ mode and get into some manual settings one of these years. :)
Oh nothing better than researching for a new camera, the anticipation is almost as good as having it in your hand (almost)…,,
Sherry Galey says
Oh what fun to upgrade. It would be so interesting to hear your list of wants and needs…and how you figure it all out!
I’m with you on your remedy for a mood booster during winter :) I especially like the composition and high key nature of your second capture! Have a great week.
Gorgeous yellow!! I may need to get to the store soon. :) Beautiful photos.
I long for the first blooms of Spring ~ alas pictures will have to do right now as there is more snow in our forecast for next week ~ booo. These are so pretty ~ one of my favourite blooms.
These are wonderful shots! And I feel your anticipation and yearning for a new camera right through your post. Following many many years of being away from photography, I bought a Nikon D5000 and took a week-long photo course in New Hampshire. I loved that D5000 but moved to a D7000 which I loved even more. Late last year I took the plunge when one of my credit cards made me an offer I could not refuse and Nikon introduced the D800 FX. I did lots of research and soul searching…I really wanted to move from DX to FX. I love my D800 but I also kept the D7000 because I love that one too. And flowers are my all time favorite subject. Yep, I too must have flowers and cameras. I cannot wait to see what you decide!!!
Oh boy! A new camera! That should be easier than buying a new computer. How fun!
beautiful~ love the different angles you’ve used to photograph the tulips & i especially love the 3rd photo ♥
have fun camera shopping!
Fantastic shots! I am a Nikon user myself and have a D800 that I got just a few months ago. Up until that time I used a D7000. I would say I use both about equal amounts of time. Good luck in your research and if you need any info feel free to drop me a line.
Gorgeous photographs! I’m so excited that you’re getting a new camera. I have a Canon, but wish I had gone with Nikon. No changes for me in the near future. I have to many lenses. Anyway, you work is always delightful.