Saturday, December 22, 2012

Finally, a Proper Camera

I have been wanting a "proper" camera for at least 4 years... Actually much longer than that.  It was on my Wouldn't That be Nice to Have One Day list for nearly as long as I can remember.  But I started looking into it more seriously sometime between starting this blog and when we moved back to Colorado.

I'd look at the prices, then decide that I was fine with a point-and-shoot.  Then the point-and-shoot would break, I'd look at proper cameras again and decide another point-and-shoot would be ok.  I'm not really sure how many times I went through this process... definitely more than a few.

I've grown as a photographer since starting this blog and was feeling frustrated that I was unable to get certain shots.  Hubba was even commenting about how I should have a better camera.

So last month he suggested that if he won his December race, we would get the camera.

I told him that I thought that was a great idea... if he won we would get the camera, if he came in second, we would not get the camera.  That should tell you how paltry wheelchair racing purses are... 1st place covers the cost of a low-medium range good camera.  2nd place does not.

Old Camera

New Camera

I'm so excited to get to know my new camera... and to share much better photos of the alpacas and dogs with you.  :-)

Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!


Spinster Beth said...

Congratulations to the hub on his win!

Voie de Vie said...

Yeah - happy holidays to both of you! A win *and* a camera. :)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Yeah for winning! And yeah for camera..I like my point and shoot, cuz I carry it with me everywhere and it is convenient, but I've been thinking of getting the next step up.

Kathryn Ray said...

Thanks guys. Hubba says thank you too. :-)

Practical Frog said...

Talk about Win: Win situations!! Congratulations to you both - looking forward to seeing lots of pictures now! - Kara x