At Last...My Love (aka my DSLR) Has Come Along

After many failed attempts and a preview of some of the most unsatisfactory and down right embarrasing customer relations that I have ever seen the drama with my quest to purchase a DSLR finally came to an end today.

The good news is that the conclusion leaves me with a shiny new camera and a savings of $120. Perhaps the saying good things come to those who wait is true after all.

Love it!

A few people that have seen or know of my previous camera asked why I bothered to upgrade when, in their estimation, the Olympus took really good photos. The reality is that it takes great photos. In fact some of my favorite photos ever were captured with it:

The Olympus Pen e-pl1 is an excellent camera. The reason I changed is I am interested in photography as more then a means to capture memories. I want to learn the camera and embrace picture taking as a hobby in the future. I even plan to take classes to learn technical skills. Utlimately the DSLR is the tool with which I hope to accomplish another life goal with: Find Fulfilling Creative Outlets (blogging is another one of those)

So here's to a weekend of learning the basics (I'm admittedly a little overwhelmed) and hopefully snapping more future favorite photos!

So tell me, what are your favorite hobbies? What are your creative outlets? 


  1. oh my goodness that camera is NICE and you did a wonderful job with the new photographs. i look forward to seeing more pictures.

    My favorite hobby is painting! I love love love to paint. I like to take pictures to, but I need a nice camera like yours!

  2. I love photography so yay for getting the Nikon... I have the D90! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Your photo composition with the old camera is amazing - so I can't wait to see what you do with the DSLR! Have fun and just keep shooting - that's how I learned (but I have sooo much further to go!)

  4. All of those pictures are great but the top one is AMAZING. You have talent girl!

  5. Congrats on your new camera!!

    I love my DSLR - one of the best {electronic} purchases ever!! I do recommend the Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure. It has helped me out immensely!! (along with reading the manual - that's really useful too!). Did you buy any lenses with it? If not - I recommend either a 50mm portrait of 35mm portrait! Have fun :)

  6. You're going to LOVE the DSLR!!!!

    I've had mine since very late last year and I've only begun to tap into it's potential. Currently I have a 50mm 1.8 lens (great for portraits, detail shots, or those food pictures I love to take) but I have my eye on a 10-20mm lens!

    As far as my creative outlets - blogging, photography, and also cooking! Love them all!!!!!