Saturday, December 27, 2008
My New Camera
For Christmas I got a new camera! I have been drooling over all of the digital SLR cameras. I have a small obsession with photography. I am by no means a pro, far from it actually. But I am willing to learn all sorts of new things. And now I can, with my Nikon D40. I took it with me to Mr. Cowboy's Grandma's house on Christmas. The poor folks there were my guinea pigs. They were all great sports about me sticking my new toy in their faces. I didn't hear a single complaint. This was my very first shot with my new camera. I told Mr. Cowboy that it looks like Grandma T has a halo around her head. I really have no idea what I am doing. I am sure there are settings so that the light wouldn't have been so bright, but I have not gotten that far yet. This is just turning the camera on and using the auto button. Cowpokette is always a great sport about having her picture taken. She is a ball full of laughter. I love it when she scrunches her nose up like that. She is a wonderful model. And do you see her "bling". She found that gold necklace in one of my old jewelry boxes and insisted that she wore it. She wore it all day long. She is so girly. Little Cowpoke then took his sister for a spin on the little kid's swing. It's so much fun to spin out of control in super fast circles. It's even more fun to spin out of control while looking up! That is the best part. A few months ago, Little Cowpoke spun so much and so fast that he threw up after he got off the swing! They weren't that crazy on Christmas. Little Cowpoke was sweet and didn't go too fast with is sister. After some fun swinging, Aunt Gertrude blew up some balloons for the kids. Aunt Gertrude normally does not like her picture to be taken, but I got in one anyway. She is the sweetest lady ever. And she loves her grandkids and her nephews. Little Cowpoke was so impressed with Aunt Gertrude's balloon blowing skills. Check out that cool balloon. While the kids played with balloons, Grandma T made some coffee and we sat around listening to Uncle Kenneth tell old war stories. Isn't that great! He looks like one of those old men that sit around telling old war stories. I love it. But he insisted I take a picture with out a cigarette and with his hat up so I could see his face. There we go. I don't know if you all can see it or not. But Uncle Kenneth and Little Cowpoke look a lot a like. They have the same eyes and nose. And shape head. It amazes me how much generations can look like other generations. Mr. Cowboy looks exactly like his Mom's side of the family. And Mr. Cowboy's children all look like his Dad's side of the family. It's really interesting. Grandma T is Uncle Kenneth's oldest sister. She too has the same eyes and nose. And nothing completes a Christmas dinner than a warm cup of coffee. Well, at least for them. The only thing that completes my Christmas dinner is a piece of warm apple pie! YUM! Which Mr. Cowboy made all by himself. I am beginning to think that Mr. Cowboy's family doesn't like my cooking. I brought mashed potatoes again, made less, and still brought home left overs. Then only one person ate a piece of apple pie? I just don't get it. They all eat "cream cheese pie". Which is different than cheese cake. But anyway, I kind of got off the subject of my new toy! I am very excited about it. Yesterday I went out and worked two horses and took some pictures. They weren't the best pictures. So, today I am going to try it again. I love my new camera!