Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Digging through the past


to find inspiration-
To keep the dream of spring in mind until it arrives.


_red tulip
sorry so small

_first
first tulip

_young jonquils
first jonquil

_bee on crocus
first crocus with a bee

I really was digging, back at old CD copies from hubby's very first digital (2001, yes he wanted one sooner) and attempts at using this very primitive and (at the time) reasonably priced camera. It had very basic features and would in todays market be not be in the same category of quality of a small child's 1st digital now sold! The brand was a Jam Cam, only small built in memory and no tools just literally point and shoot.

Of course he was frustrated (even as a hobby, he was used to his Nikon-FG SLR and variety of lenses and filters) and the following year he was able to buy a camera more fitting for his expectations, a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85. It was not one of Sonys firsts, but gave hubby the features he was more used to with his old Nikon-FG SLR. Having only 4.1mp and 6x zoom it does have the a Carl Zeiss lens that he was able to buy addition extensions and filters for (eventually) though he hungers for more, it will have to do unless he chances across a lucky shamrock or lotto ticket ☺. Prices and features have both improved since 2002! He could get a camera today with more professional features for what that camera cost back then. Much like any computer-family items.

Below is one of his first shots of that springs crocus. What a difference a camera and equipment can make in the right hands (his hands compared to mine☺).

_lavender crocus bites fly
you can even see some munch marks from a hungry critter on the edges of the first petals
and a tiny fly inside

It was still trial and error. He snapped and I saved onto the computer. One of the things we have changed is not saving all photos in email mode, as suggested to us. If you want to print your photos that size will leave most wanting, especially if you capture a real keeper. We continue to learn more every day.

Enough words from me for today. Mr Linky is below to share your links for me to visit as well as fellow readers. Also linking this week to It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday and Mamahood, Among Other Things for some different photo-blogs for you to discover.

_mouse face faythe




until next time ...






53 comments:

  1. I just got a taste of summer, but now that we are back home it's cold. I'm so ready for spring.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  2. Great captures of pure joy!

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  3. That's a really great shot of the crocus! I've heard from someone who is a great photographer that she will take probably 20 or 30 shots of something before she gets the one shot she is happy with. Then she just deletes all the rest.
    I just glanced over at your categories over on your sidebar, and Aaron Rodgers jumped out at me. So I had to go check out all of those posts. Yay Packers! Are you from Wisconsin? I did a post just before the Super Bowl, posing in a cheesehead hat. The sign of a true Packer fan!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  4. lovely crocus...I should plant some this year for next Spring.

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  5. Regardless of the size of your photos, it is always nice seeing pretty flowers.

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  6. Lovely photos no matter which camera was used.

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  7. beautiful flowers! So pretty, I cannot wait until things start blooming around here!

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  8. Spring is coming, spring is coming, it just got a little lost on the way. Those groundhogs predicted an early spring, but I think they were lying!

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  9. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Beautiful flowers. I adore spring for this reason.

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  10. Wonderful shots of the pretty flowers. I think you both can do fine with a camera.

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  11. more beautiful flowers! Your blog always makes me happy :) (unless good ol' #4 makes an appearance!) Hope you are feeling well soon!

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  12. Really? You have a tulip already? I'm envious!

    A RED-LESS DAY?

    “Oh, my goodness, oh, my dear!
    Don’t you think it’s very clear
    That a red-less day’s a drag?”
    Said Ms. Foxy Scarlet Hag.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


    Lazy Days

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  13. Photography is so amazing and fun when you learn new stuff! And when you get new cameras to play with of course but just shooting as much as you can you learn a ton!

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  14. He did a great job with what he had! Spring can't be too far away!

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  15. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of Spring. Totally anticipating the good weather being on its way!

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  16. So excited for spring. Really gets me in the mood. Beautiful pics.

    :)
    ~Tabitha

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  17. Great pictures! And oh my goodness, we tried the Jam Cam too - but never got any photos this good! I'm so grateful for my easy to use digital camera. It cost a bit more than that old Jam Cam BUT it takes MUCH better pictures as does your current digital camera. Gotta love technology! :) Have a lovely Rednesday.

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  18. It was so exciting to see the crocus posted on your site. Just lovely.
    Joyce M

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  19. Beautiful! I love the last flower.

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  20. Spring has sprung! I get so excited to see all of the blooming flowers!

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  21. Wonderful to meet a fellow gardener!
    Lately, I've gone from photographing to painting my flower beauties. Very satisfying and keeps me inspired.
    I am your new follower.
    Barb

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  22. I'm sure trying, but spring can't come soon enough.

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  23. I really miss spring. Hyacinths and tulips I miss most.

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  24. It won't be long now and you will be digging in the garden earth for the first sign of spring.

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  25. such beautiful blooms especially the last one. Happy spring!

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  26. Beautiful blooms, I needed a taste of spring. Happy WW!

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  27. Love the flower photos and the comparisons of old and new cameras. A good camera really does make all the difference. The colors and textures it captures are truly amazing.

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  28. Barefoot Mahala (w/linky)5:07 AM

    I love to see signs of Spring

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  29. I love to see signs of Spring!

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  30. My first digital camera was also a Sony - a Mavica, one of the ones that used floppy disks to store photos on. Love the flowers!

    Happy WW!

    ~EdT.

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  31. I need a taste of spring this morning. I woke up to 2" of white stuff and it is still beautifully coming down. Lovely to look at, but ruins my plans for the day.

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  32. I thought I had left a message already! How beautiful. I can't wait to get some captures like that myself!

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  33. Those are beautiful! I really need to plant some more flowers so I can capture the loveliness too!

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  34. Lovely photos! We have hyacinth and daffodils blooming now...

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  35. Thank you for the glimpse of spring! It's coming soon right???

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  36. Such beautiful color!

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  37. It's really pretty amazing how far digital photography has come. I remember how grainy my first digital camera was. Love that last shot, it's beautiful. And I"m dreaming of spring right there with you.

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  38. Pretty flowers. I can't wait for Spring to get here.

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  39. Oh yay you got flowers this week. Love the shots they are great. We're having Spring Showers today, so I am hoping that more Spring Flowers follow. :D

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  40. Okay, who stole the Wednesday linky? Thanks for stopping by my friend. Loved your comment! Have a great day! Thanks again for your taste of Spring! YA BIG TEASE! LOL

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  41. I'm soooo ready for spring to get here! The kids and I are getting cabin fever!

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  42. Hi... I'm doing a little blog hopping today, so I'm just dropping by to say 'hi' :)

    If you are interested, I have a couple of giveaways going on until Saturday: We Don't Have It All Together, the giveaways are listed at the top of my page just under my header.

    Have a great week :)

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  43. Beautiful shot! Have a fabulous week!

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  44. Beautiful pictures. I can't wait to see real flowers.

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  45. thanks for all the lovely comments everyone. I seem to have a problem with Mr. Linky this week? anyone else experience this too?
    thanks again,
    Faythe @ GMT~

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  46. beautiful reminders that spring is coming before we know it. although i enjoy snow for... the first few days every year. most of the time, i just feel that snow is an unnecessary and cruel freezing of water. :)

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  47. Spring and flowers makes me feel refreshed. Your blog is simply adorable.

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  48. Love your purple crocus!

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  49. Lovely flower photos. The close-up of the purple crocus is especially beautiful. Well done Faythe

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  50. Very good for an old fashioned camera.

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  51. I can't wait for spring!

    Thanks for the shout-out. :)

    Your comment went to my spam folder again... SO weird! :(

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  52. What a difference a camera makes, huh? I have one snow drop blooming - that's it!

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