We went to Lake George in the sunshine today so I could give my new Nikon D5100 a good test-drive. I let hubby take a couple of pics of me, though I think he is scared of the camera. Just set it on automatic, please! I'm getting over my own fear, and intend to use every feature. By the way, note my absolutely FABULOUS new camera bag hanging across my shoulder. I searched long and hard for a bag that was small, carried across the shoulder, could go hiking or on a simple walk, had room for what I needed, and was CUTE too. Ta da! The Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Home! Yes folks, that's the name of the camera bag. You can't see it in the picture, but the inside is an absolutely brilliant turquoise color. Ooh la la!! It wasn't cheap, but hey, you get what you pay for, the quality is excellent, it's guaranteed, and I'm happy. There's room for the camera, the little necessities (filter, spare battery, Rocket blower, cell phone/wallet, and my sunglasses. If I got a bigger bag I'd put more stuff in it, and that is NOT a good thing. I need something I can easily manage tromping in the woods or I won't use it. By the way, I currently have the Nikon camera strap on the camera, but I'm making a padded strap-cover (I found instructions online) and I'll show you when it is done! I need to be a fashionable photographer!!
We spent a bit of time exploring an mini-golf course with an 'around the world' theme, and that's where these photos were taken.
This photo below was shot with another creative setting - cool, isn't it?
Here's another sideways one, but I couldn't resist. Again, a creative camera mode.
Finally, we went home. Here's the necessary photo of my cat, and some tins in my kitchen. I collect them.
I promise I'll get back to posting art teaching stuff again real soon; I have lots to share, but since the camera is new, I couldn't resist. You understand, I'm sure.