Scallop-y Border Goodness
Now to continue our discussion of Cool Stuff, I present to you the card I lovingly made for the husband for the recent day of love that is Valentine's Day. And aside from the adorableness of it all, the coolest part? I am now the proud owner of a Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch . I have coveted one for a long, long time, and finally did it. Got one of my own. But not just that, I also got a friend for it, in case it's lonely. Mmmmm. Scallopy-goodness. Scallops make me shudder in a really good and slightly inappropriate way.
But Honey, The Dollars are Staying in Our Community!
And here is my favorite coolness to talk about in a coon's age: after a long, long, long, long period of weighing the pros and cons [read: selling my idea to Dan], this past weekend I walked into National Camera Exchange in Roseville as a Nikon user, and out as a Canon user. I've been toying with this since I first went digital, back in 2004. It didn't help that everyone else I knew used Canon. I went with what I had always known and loved as a film shooter, which was Nikon.
But over the years, something kept nagging at me. Something never felt super right with me and Nikon digital. Now, I will be the first to say thing: I think both lines are superb. I really do. I have friends who shoot brilliantly with both.
But this itch wouldn't go away. So I did it. And these two shots I posted yesterday? Straight out of the camera. I just never quite got this kind of color with my D200.
And here's the other thing: I'm not a pro photographer. I don't shoot on manual. I have no desire to shoot your family or anyone other than my own kids. But I definitely want to learn more and become better with the type of photos I take. Why? Because I like good snapshots.
I really do feel good about the purchase, and was thanked by the dude who sold it to me (National Camera Exchange is a Minnesota company), for keeping the dollars local. Sorry Amazon. I know you would've saved me money in the end, but I needed to touch it with my hands. On numerous occasions.
I needed a big write off this year anyway. Honey.
And honey, don't forget, if I think this camera is a keeper, I'll sell all the old stuff on eBay!
(I'll link it here eventually when I put my Nikon stuff up for sale, if anyone is looking for a used camera that's been cared for like a third child since 2006.)