Saturday, February 23, 2008

How do I Love thee? Let me count the ways...

This week has held untold joys and some pretty tough times…both boys came down with some coughy, drippy, just not feeling (aka sleeping) well thing. Makes for a tired family. But the redeeming factor came via UPS on Friday..our Canon Xti. With a fixed 50 mm lens. And the ability to capture the images I had in my head every time I picked up my point and shoot.

There is a blog that I find so inspiring and beautiful, the documentation she performs on her daily life with twin 3 year old girls is precious. And her photos really make it all so much more beautiful. I have wanted to emulate these photos every time I photographed my projects, but they never looked right. I almost felt reluctant to post pictures as they just were not on par with my expectations. Enter digital SLR, enter joy to my world. So I documented my latest endeavor. This is how I spent my Friday night. Snuggled in bed with needles and thread, husband at side channel surfing, glass of wine and rain dripping down outside our slider. Here is a peek at the first birthday presents for the Beans. Working on two projects. Loving the pattern from Wee Wonderfuls. Scored all those little salsa cups of buttons at close out prices. Enjoying a change from the constancy of my knitting needles and yarn.

We have spent the last 12 hours taking shot after shot of the boys, clicking the play button, reviewing and ooohhhing and aahhing. And lamenting that we did not buy this camera 10 months ago. The boys have been willing subjects, giggling and hamming for the camera. So sweet, despite hoarse coughs and runny noses. Funny, I am not kidding when I say joy is bubbling at watching my subjects appear as I see them, catching those moments that we were missing before. Tim and I are fairly versed on photography, but stuck with film for so long. I missed the clarity of those shots. I missed the flexibility of the SLR, the options I had, the ability to feed my aperture obsession. And now it is all back, and better than ever. Thank god for this camera, thanks Uncle Sam for the ability to purchase it. More to come (probably too many, actually). Watch out Flickr, here we come.Add: The Mister took many of the above photos include the one of Owie staring pensively out at the rain. That kid has a range of expressions, let me tell you. And the Mister is pretty darn good with the camera, si?

8 comments:

Pixiepurls said...

oh how funny i am waiting on my XTI to arrive in the mail mon or tues and I got my 50m lense yesterday lol!! I wish i had mine earlier as well though I actually bought a new point and shoot digi cam before she was born and a video camera and those together cost a lot, acutally i had to buy the video cam twice as my husband left the first one on a plan a month before she was born and a month after we bought it.. aRGH!!!

I can't wait to use mine, your photos are fantastic.

sweetpea16 said...

Gorgeous pictures as usual :)
That one picture of Owen looking out at the rain is absolutely gorgeous... I'm wondering what he's thinking about...

Cheers Eva

gleek said...

wow! fantastic photos! i bet you'll be attached to your new camera from now on :) those beans are just too cute for words!

Bea said...

These pictures are so gorgeous! And the beans are so photogenic too! They are getting so big!

Grandmere said...

Te Beans are growing so fast! And they are sooooo cute. How do you stand the cute? =)

jennifer said...

xoxo amiee :-) your pictures are SO amazing, it's a whole new world with the new camera, isn't it? enjoy and i look forward to seeing your growing little beans and all your new projects.
and salsa!
xoxo

Dawn said...

wow, her site is beautiful. I'm excited for you to have a new camera because I have been feeling the same way. We are going to pay off my student loan this year instead though, so maybe for Christmas or something. Anyway, beautiful pictures of beautiful boys!

J + T Silverman said...

congrats on the camera and beautiful b&w photos of the boys! doesn't it just make all the difference in the world? can't wait to see more...
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