Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sunday ...

This Sunday the day was absolutely gorgeous and you all know where Miss Lucy and I want to head when the day is like that.
Yep - you guessed it we packed up and headed to the valley. This time we headed to Harrison Lake for an afternoon stroll.
I took my camera of course only to realize half way out that I did not take my memory card and I soon used my internal memory up. I stopped at London Drugs to buy a new one and while I was there decided to show my daughter the camera I have been lusting after for over a year. They were on sale the last time I looked at them in the same story, but this time they were even less money.
I fondled it and played with the buttons and even shot a few pictures of the store shelves all the while the clerk was being very patient with me. My daughter said "why don't you buy it instead of a new memory card for you camera" ? Good question? I hummed and hawed and almost bought it till I realized that I would have to charge the battery before I could take pictures with it so that would mean a day at Harrison with no pictures. Sadly I told Kim (very nice lady) not today, because I get so little time to around in the sunshine for a day that I hate to miss it. I can always get it on the way home. Then the clerk said well... there is not reason why we can't give you the battery that is in our demo camera. REALLY ?!? Well I couldn't turn down an offer like that. So for the next few hours I played with it and tried to figure all the settings out. This camera is a Nikon D40 and it is very nice to use. Have a look and tell me what you think.
There is a flickr badge Harrison Through a New Lens. Most of the pictures are not very good as I was not really sure what I was doing with this camera yet and they are repetitive, but have a look if you like.


  1. It helps when you've got beautiful scenery to take photos of! Lovely as usual!

  2. Wowser! That camera takes extremely crisp photos! Beautiful shots!!! What fantastic scenery you live by.

  3. Thanks Lorelei.
    You too drowsey - and I do live by very beautiful scenery. That part of the valley is just a favorite with me. I love how the mountains just rise all around you and they look so crisp and cold, but down where I am the sun is shining and it was quite warm.

  4. You can't go wrong with a Nikon. Only camera we allow in our home over the last 30 years, and I used to sell cameras. (SMART saleswoman)
    Looks like you had a beautiful trip.

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  6. Diane, I have been told that over and over again. I am only sorry I didn't start with a Nikon.
    Joe - thanks I will check that out.