Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Canon EOS 350D

My photography has changed or so it seems to me ...

ML surprised me by gifting us my longed-for Canon EOS 350D camera body when she flew in from the States. And so it is that I no longer require a dog or a cat ... I have a camera that carries no film or developing costs; truly sublime.

I've had trouble putting it down, I feel like a kid who wants to take the EOS to bed and wake up with it still in my hand.

Sometimes friends simply surprise me in the most stunning of ways ...
A huge thank you to the woman who has always flown into each of my worlds, packing laughter and kindness into the many suitcases she carries on the back of her world-wandering broomstick.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOu brat! lol ML broomstick indeed!

woman wandering said...

LOL, well it's true ... all the best women I know would have been burned as witches by some grouchy male in the days when interesting women were burned.

It's a compliment really :)

Pam said...

Congrats on your new toy/tool. I can see you've been sorely needing one! The pics are remarkable. Discuss, please, what lenses you are carrying around with you.

woman wandering said...

Thanks Pam.

Well I already had two of the lenses ... a 28-80mm and a 75-300mm from my film-using EOS 300. They fit the digital beautifully and they multiply by 1.6 on the the 350D.

I got an 18-55mm on the camera, just for the wide angle shots.

A happy little bunny I am.

shashikiran said...

And what a wonderful picture of love and life you have taken with it. Good things find their way to good people. Have a wonderful time with your new tool.

woman wandering said...

Thanks for your kind words Shashikiran. It feels like I can only have a good time with the Canon ... it's kind of superb.

Sal DeTraglia said...

She...bought you an EOS?

[Speechless]

Don't you ever say another bad thing about the human race.

BTW...the more of your photos that I see, the more I'm convinced that your business is going soar.

Sal

woman wandering said...

Hey Sal :)

-She...bought you an EOS?
-She did ...

-[Speechless]
-Lol, and you're only reading about it without the speechlessness that comes from being the recipient.

-Don't you ever say another bad thing about the human race.
-Well, I think I only say things about humans who work in immigration, district house and the extreme right ... so that's okay, isn't it?

And thanks for the compliment ... fingers crossed that my business works out because there is something so delicious about doing something you love as your work.

Daily Dog said...

What a great gift! You'll be a Flickr addict soon :). Welcome to the club.

woman wandering said...

Lol, hi Lies ... there's absolutely no question about me becoming a Flickr addict. It's already happening, I'm about to sign up for a year's membership because I like the way they load onto my blog :)

And yes, it was an incredible gift.

Dobermann said...

Congrats! It's heaven to take photos with a good camera! Your photos are just awesome, old and new.

My art techer always said that the eye behind the camera makes 50%, the subject 30% and skills 20%. You can always compensate the other parts with great skills, but if you don't have the eye for good phot, you could just draw. ;)

And you have the eye, I mean your portraits capture the feeling well.

harvey molloy said...

Keep the photos coming. Enjoy the net!

Dobermann said...

Oh, and about FLickr. I got the 1yr for christmas from a friend and I've gotten so addicted that I must renew when this year is up..

awomynda said...

So glad to hear of the new addition to your family. Beautiful shot, love this one.

woman wandering said...

Thanks Amanda ... I took ML and Al's photos with film and they were pleased with the results.

ML has since been mercilessly stalked by me and my digital EOS ... wicked laughter from the Antwerpen Kiwi.

woman wandering said...

Hey thanks doberman :) I liked the quote from your teacher.

Hi Harvey ... I don't think I can stop the photos, the camera and I go almost everywhere together now :)

Flickr, still in the process of signing up but soon, my upload for this month has almost reached its limit.

Pam said...

Buy the pro account. Damn that GD who bought me my Flikr account, now I have to pay for it when it comes up for renewal. Junkies, all.

Lever said...

Right, that does it! I'm going to... no, wait, I did it yesterday... should be here by Wednesday/Thursday... ;)

christina said...

Oh how lovely for you! What kind friends you have.

woman wandering said...

Hey Pam, heard a powerful rumour that people steal photos from Flickr regularly, rethinking my year long subscription ... sigh, I like Flickr.

YAY LEVERRRRRRRRR, I do hope you enjoy your new Canon EOS 350D ... what am I saying, of course you will, they are stunning.

Congratulations.

Hi Christina, and yes, I do believe I have some of the loveliest friends in the world ... ML and I had a ball during the 3 weeks she was here ... it's going to be strange to be home without her tomorrow methinks.