When I grow up I want to be a photographer


Ok so here’s the thing, I have indulged my burgeoning delight in “proper” photography and purchased a new camera. Over the aeons I have “officially” been designated she with the camera at all family functions, vacations etc and I have plied my trade willingly with various companions. Firstly a kodak instamatic something or other, then a glorious canon something or other (note my technical acumen) and then my first digital friend emanating as a free gift from a cell phone contract upgrade. Perfectly servicable was Fred but with a non-existant zoom and given our penchant for wildlife and mountains etc it was never going to quite suffice. After months of “looking” I eventually settled on a Nikon Coolpix L120 – it was a toss up between this and the latest Canon but over the years canon seems to have forgotten south africa exists so their loss. As you might have gathered Annie Leibovitz I’m not but in short, loving my new addition (in a sexy deep red with black and silver trim) – it’s sturdy and stable and with practice (my macro close ups still have a bit of a shimmy) it’s going to be fabulous. I was practicing in the garden yesterday (DH thought practicing was a euphamism for not wanting to weed the rockery – never!) and herewith a few attempts.


12 thoughts on “When I grow up I want to be a photographer

    You are going to have such fun.
    My first digital was a Kodak and I loved it.
    I hated the Fuji I have now but we have grown to love each other.
    I suck at photos of people,though.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 I’m developing warm and fuzzies for this Nikon myself. Your pics of Jaz and Tom are always fab, don’t think I’ve seen a people picture so will refrain from commenting!

  2. Missed this first time round, sorry, Bandsmoke, and it’s such an important one. My life changed the day I mortgaged the house and bought a NIkon. Suddenly you begin to see life in frames. Your photos are lovely (I include your next post in this too) – the light is striking. Look forward to lots more pix.

  3. Thank you my friend for your kind words and encouragement – developing a bit of a love affair with itself. It was such a fabulous day to be out, even with my inexperienced eye 🙂

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