Wednesday, September 13, 2006

i bought a camera ...

here is the Canon A530 that i bought today!!! it fit all my requirements ... and hopefully i will be able to learn all that needs learning before my mini-vacation next week ...


here is my first photo - just waving at my blog buds ... next i ran to the bedroom and took a pic of leo ... i also shot a little video of him ... the video is so much clearer than what my old toshiba took!! i did buy a larger memory card (1GB) so there should be room for the various imagery ...

oohhhh time for some fun!

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"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
- Wayne Gretzky

16 comments:

Terry said...

That is so nice Saija!

Ha!! The first picture you took is yourself!
I guess you must know how to use the timing. I always leave that up to Bernie!!

You are pretty cute.

I read your post to Bernie and he laughed when you said you were saying hi to all of your blogging buds..

Thank you so much for praying for Bernie..

Please take my word for it Saija..You are going to need a least a 2 gig card if you want to take a bunch of movies of your sweetheart...Love Terry

Rita said...

Hi Saija, Great post on 9/11. Our lives changed forever on that day.

Ginger said...

What a fun little machine! Looks like it takes good pictures. Looking forward to seeing your artistry posted. :)

Saija said...

terry ... i must be a ham, eh!!! *grin* ... and i held the camera away from myself and got the picture, which was very clear - so that was cool ... i have my reading glasses on, they seem to make the print in the manuals so small these days (?) ... hope all went well with Bernie - blessings to you both!

rita ... yes, life did change ... fear wanted to enter in and take root ... but hopefully we will still enjoy the day to day, taking joy in the small pleasures - in that way, we show that they didn't win ...

ginger ... aren't digi's the fun? :o) ... i really enjoyed my old Toshiba, which was the newest and best - 5 years ago! and now this little camera, which was 50% less in cost - does so much more! ... i hope i learn enough about how the camera works - before i leave on the 20th for my 5 day vacation ...

Jammie J. said...

*blink* Ummm, wow. You were serious, eh? :)

Keep that operating manual nearby... there's a lot of features. :)

jettybetty said...

I love my digital camera--has to be one of my fav toys!
Enjoy yours!

Maureen said...

Nice shot of you, Saija! You must have long arms! (Just kidding) Congratulations on the new camera... enjoy!

Saija said...

jeanette ... yup, i did the research online, plus asking folks (like my past post) ... then i went into the city and bought it ... i got a good deal on it, i love deals! :o) ... yes, i'll have to pack the manual when i go away next week! thanks for your help ...

JB ... i love the digi toys too ... my toshiba was great - but now that they have lighter, faster, more memory loaded cameras - well it was time for a new one! YAY!

maureen ... very long arms ... yup yup yup ... *laughing*

Fred said...

Whoppee! It looks great, and so do you!

Saija said...

fred ... i'm busying reading the manuals! and those are my reading glasses that are perched on my nose ... *laughing*

Maggie Ann said...

How fun to get a new camera...I'm envious...grin. Love the picture of you too. About knitting and spinning...how great that you know all about it firsthand from your Mom. Can you come teach me? =) I hope to make a drop spindle, I've already got my 2 cds put together and need the fiber. Sounds like a Bible school project...build your own spindle! Lets do it...grin. (love that quote by the way)

Peg said...

oooooo - so much fun! I can't wait to see all the pictures you take with that nice camera..... have fun!

Saija said...

maggie ann ... you can tell by my disorderly house, exactly how much fun i am having!!! though i am using the auto feature mostly, as i try to get familiar with the symbols on this new toy ... :o) ... sounds like you are having a fun project! i wish i could send my mom over there, she would thoroughly enjoy herself!!!

peg ... i hope hope hope to get a few postable shots while i'm on vacation ... :o)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Well HI back Saija...I am sitting here in Illinois today waving at you too!! Nice to see your smiling face. I am so glad that you got a nice new camera and that you are enjoying it. I love my digital. My hubby is taking it tomorrow to the CUBS game and I wanted to use it too...but I love him so I have to be unselfish and let him take it!! Have a great day....Sandy

Saija said...

Sandy ... :o) ... now we have 2 digis ... when i go on vacation, leo can take pics of anything unusual that happens while i'm away ... it's nice to share - and nicer still to have 2 of an item!! *laughing* ... cubs game sounds FUN ... luckie guy! i've seen the cubs in spring training in AZ - but i'm sure it's way more exciting in the BIG venue! blessings on your weekend!

Catherine said...

Woohooo! New cameras are so much fun! Congrats!