Saturday, August 16, 2008

my new baby

My New Baby
August 2008

My iTunes: Der Hölle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herzen from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

I am back from the middle of nowhere and getting over my internet withdraw slowly but surely. I, along with a few other adults, watched 21 kids, more than half of which were under the age of 4, for the past few days. It was exhausting. I took a few pictures, which I may share over the next few days, but I had to share this one today -- completely uneditted (except for the watermark).

This is a shot of one of my new babies. I have six in all. A friend of mine told me that he knew an older lady who was selling her husband's old lenses from his Nikon N90, so I drove down to D.C. this afternoon to take a look. I came back with six new lenses, the N90, and three speed lights, all for under $200. I'm in photography heaven.

The lens I used to take the picture is a Micro-Nikkor 55 mm f/2.8 manual focus lens, and it's a beauty. I love being able to take macro shots again. It's such an old lens that I can only use the camera on the full manual setting, which means it takes me a while to set up the shot. But I love it. In addition to that little beauty, I got a 70-300 mm, 28-85 mm, 28-70 mm, 20-35 mm, and 50 mm. So far I've had success with all but the 20-35 mm. I'll have to dig up the directions.


Lacey Lichi said...

WOW. What a LOT!! Congratulations! I feel like you should send out some birth announcements and get sweet little gifts! That deserves a PARTY. Welcome back. Take a breath. THEN post some more pictures!

Robert said...

This is exciting news! 6 lenses and speedlites for under $200??? WOW. I know you're going to have tons of fun with these. And we all get to benefit by seeing what you do.