Friday, December 30, 2011

Needless to say - I'm happy

Several happy things happened today.

The hubs made reservations for our anniversary dinner later this month at The Frog Hollow which is a stunningly good farm-to-table local restaurant and  he lined up a babysitter. Serious kudos to him.

I registered the domain for my new blog. I won't tell you what it is yet because the site is a catastrophic mess at the moment. But it won't be for too much longer - I'm very confident that I can get it up and running very soon. I used blogger's domain registration via GoDaddy and Google. It was the easiest thing ever.

I also got some time to photograph my new cameras - the ones my mom gave me for Christmas. I'm so happy with the results. The Pentax was my grandpa's and he used it to take photos at the Atlanta Olympics! Even more special - the Contaflex is another one of my grandpa's cameras that he used to photograph my mom when she was his little girl. I'm totally psyched out of my mind to figure out how to use it to photograph my children. I need to get more batteries for the Pentax before I can use it - but it came with this 50mm lens and a macro converter and a zoom lens! Very cool. Plus my mom gave me some of her old 35mm film. There is some really special film photograph magic coming from my house soon!

my grandpa's pentax DSC_1657 copy.jpg DSC_1637 4 DSC_1648 2VP.jpg
Editing notes: I used the Paint the Moon action for PSE called "Vanilla Pop" and tweaked the levels a little to sharpen and deepen the blacks.

9 comments:

Karla said...

special :)

Jeska said...

So cool! I bet you'll have a ton of fun taking photos with that camera and all those lenses, so neat. And I love the Vanilla Pop action!

Melanie said...

OMgoodness. Those are just beautiful! They make my heart happy, & I can't wait to see the gems they produce!!

Bobi said...

those look like some nifty cameras. happy film photography to you and a happy new year.

deb duty said...

Very very cool! I have two of my dad's old slr canons one of which has a 50mm lens. He used them when I was little to take our family photos, but unfortunately he didn't take pictures too often. Probably because of the cost of film and processing. I'm so happy we have digital today and can shoot away!

Branson said...

Lots of blessings for sure :) I look forward to hearing about your film adventures!

Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and a little bit vintage said...

how awesome! i too, have my grandpa's vintage camera...with all the original lens...love, love, love it. it's been all over the world. :) enjoy yours! happy new year!

homeschoolceo said...

Wow, awesome gifts!!

Danielle said...

nice gifts!!! just looking at your pictures makes me want to grab my camera and go for a walk