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Saturday, January 8, 2011

How I Ended Up In A Camera Store Today

See this girl?

She gets the credit or the blame for me being in a camera store today.
She is holding a 35mm camera that she will be using for a Photography class.
 B&W 35mm film is quite difficult to find in this digital age.

That is how we ended up at Cokes Camera in Macon, Georgia.
It is an independent family owned store with superb customer service.
B&W film and 8x10 glossy sheets for the dark room are not cheap y'all.

All that to say I BOUGHT A NEW CAMERA.
A Canon Power Shot SX30IS.
Mr. George Coke put it together for me and showed me all it's features.
It is similar to the Rebel, a little slower but not as expensive.
I must stay true to my thrifty beliefs especially while that cutie above is in college.

Look at these images of an old bridge and a railroad track. Some have zero editing. Some I cropped a bit.
I can Zoom Baby Zoom now!

Y'all know how I adore arches. These were kind of charming with the hauntingly beautiful vines all over them.
So now I have started a new journey and I have promised Joe I will read the manual (on CD) about the new camera. Pinkie swear.

I leave you with my favorite photo from today.

Have a splendid weekend friends!
It is going to snow in Georgia, again on Monday, but I have much to occupy my time. *Wink*

grace surrounds us


  1. Isn't it exciting, buying a new camera?! My latest came from the USA too - an Olympus which is not sold here. Have Fun!

  2. If I had known I could have given you my old canon slr. I've been looking and researching to buy a new camera. I think I've narrowed it down. I won't even tell you what I'm willing to's sinful but I've been a good girl this year....haha

    Have fun with your new baby! photos are great!

  3. Oh...I'm jealous....I want a new camera but I don't have my old one paid off yet. I'll be anxious to see how your new photos turn out. I'm thinking my next camera needs to be one with the fancy lenses...but I don't really enjoy the technical part of taking photos...

    I just read as little as I could of the manual that came with the camera I have now. I told myself in the new year...I'd try to learn some new things about it. And have I don't it yet?

  4. Fabulous photos! Congratulations and enjoy!!

  5. Oh Olive, your photos are fabulous!... love those arches and like you, the last pic of the train tracks is my very favorite!... have fun with your new camera!... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. I am so excited for you!!! The photos look great. You find the coolest things to photograph down there. Have fun!

  7. Oh Honey, are you going to have fun with this!! the photos look great. You'll have it permanently attached to your face!!
    have fun,
    love ya,

  8. Everyone is getting new cameras. I guess the camera shops are happy. Great shots.

  9. Oh Olive - your photo's are great... I am seriously thinking of trading in my point and shoot for a new camera but don't have a clue on what to get. I think I am going to take a few lessons first. wishing you a fun week with your new toy

  10. You go girl.
    I love your photos and you are going to be on a roll!

    Have a great weekend,
    White Spray Paint

  11. Awesome Olive! You are going to have so much fun!

  12. Your photos are great, as always Olive. Have fun playing with the new baby. My new camera has arrived, but it's only one that I can slip into my pocket, but it has a much better zoom. It's the Canon IXUS 1000 HD, so I'm looking forward to playing with that. Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

  13. Have fun with your new camera Olive!

  14. Congratulations! Your camera is the most recent version of the one I bought 2 years ago. You will really love it!


  15. Well done with your new camera, Olive. I love your bridge and railway line pictures.

  16. Congrats! Great pics, and you're going to have a ball!

    I'm getting a new camera this next week, upgrading from a Nikon D5000 to a D700. Pray for me, this baby is going to be tough to learn! ;-)


  17. CC is always adorable, isn't she?!
    Your pictures are art, Olive!

  18. WOW! These are great photos - love the composition, the detail and the clarity! Beautiful!!! Who would have thought that college would include "mom expenses" too ;)

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    "Her" and Romeo (who sends a "meow" to Clovis)

  19. Wonderful photos, Olive!

    We sent our granddaughter to Rocky Mountain School of Photography, for the summer intensive program, when she was 18. It was in Montana. Her folks paid for the equipment and we paid the tuition, which was pretty pricey, but she learned so much. She continues her love of photography and has done professional work. She's 20 and still studying.

    Enjoy your new camera.

  20. Lucky you getting a new camera! Great photo shots. Thanks for sharing.

    Stay warm and enjoy your day,

  21. Olive,
    I have the new Canon Rebel and I have promised to study and learn as well. These cameras can do so much - I am sort of afraid!!!

    Your photos are amazing. Congratulations on your new camera.


  22. Yay!!! Clap clap clap! Congrats!!!! :)

  23. Love, love, love those photos!!!!
    I finally got snow and then some...LOL! Getting 2 days off from work, with snow, is the good life:-)
    You could have come and visited me while you were in Macon...just down the road, ya know?:)
    We have a Canon Rebel, but I stick with my lime green Fuji FinePix Z, we get along great together.
    Enjoy the snow, and hope your roof stops leaking. Old houses are worth all their quirks. Vicki

  24. oooh nice... congrats on the new camera!!!


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