Friday, March 19, 2010

He’s just jealous…

After countless weeks of listening to Tim make empty promises about replacing the digital camera that Landon broke awhile back, I finally took matters into my own hands.

After doing some research online and knowing specifically what I wanted in a camera, I purchased the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

Now, let me just say, that I have no talent when it comes to photography. I could read the manual ten times and still have no clue what to do.

The most important features, to me, are being able to catch action shots without the kids looking blurry and I wanted to be able to shoot a picture from a distance but still capture the important details.

This camera does all that….and more.

We took the kids to the park last Sunday and I brought along the camera to take some shots.

When we got home and I had a chance to look at the pictures on my laptop, I gushed to Tim about how amazingly clear, vibrant and detailed the pictures were.

He said, “Geez, sweetie, I’m glad you like the camera but you’re practically having an orgasm over it. It can’t be THAT great.”

“Jealous much?” was all I could manage to say.

Here are just a few of the pictures I took….

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I think it's safe to say that I’m in love.

59 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

I'm jealous! My Sony Cybershot point-and-shoot is dying on me (zoom dead, can't access flash, can't access macro....) and I desperately want a new one. Hmmm... I'd been thinking about getting a Canon, but now you have me thinking Nikon, too.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Just like a pro! good for you for taking charge and choosing what you wanted. I think we leave too many important decisions up to our husband Lol!

MaryAnne said...

Great photos! I'm hoping to get a camera like this sometime soon-ish...

D said...

You would've done awesome in my digital photography class. Those are amazing pictures. My camara's not to bad. In fact if you go through my archieve you might be able to find some of the pictures I took for my class. Nice camera and great work!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I agree - I love a great picture and yes, your camera rocks! Those are some fantastic pics! Too funny!

Creative Junkie said...

Great pics, Helene! I've got a Nikon Coolpix S620 which I love. And I'm saving up for a Nikon D90 because I feel lost without a DSLR.

Jennifer said...

those are wonderful pics. Don't worry I gush the same way each and everytime I venture out with the purpose of taking pics. And I have had my camera for over a year now! Men just dont get it! Ha jk

The Boob Nazi said...

Everyone's pretty pictures REALLY make me want to get a good camera.

HT said...

Great pictures and congrats on getting a new camera!

This Daddy said...

Very Nice. Tell Tim to relax, that camera can be used to take pics of lots of things. Tim---you get my point man, lots of things. How do we men put up with you women? Sometimes I just don't know. But we couldn't do it, so congrats on the new camera and I am sure everyone is looking forward to good pics

Kristi said...

Hi Helene!!

Thanks for stopping by my blogs! And thank you for the very nice compliments! I checked out the cakes you made and I think that they are fantastic! I bet they were the hit of the party, and I bet your kids felt very special to each have their very own cake! What a great Mom you are!

Love the pics you took with your new camera. You are right, it does take some very clear pictures! Happy Friday!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Love your pictures--looks like you got a very good camera there! I still don't know how to use my digital for videos--maybe I'll look at it again since my Flip program isn't opening anymore. Happy spring!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Good job, momma! We have a Nikon D70s that Brett bought for work shortly after Rachel was born. Love It!!!

Alison said...

Great photos! Looks like you made a great purchase! My camera got broken by my daughter and I ended up purchasing one myself after 4 months. Mine takes great photos outdoors, but not so great indoors, which isn't good for my food blog! I'm trying to save up for another one soon!

Brooke said...

I need to research that model - i'm in the market for a new camera for me. (jay has a fancy one he uses for work)

Frugal Vicki said...

I would be in love too! Those are amazingly clear pictures!
And I also think it is safe to say your hubby has a one-track mind!

The Grounded Drink Lady said...

Great pictures!!! Love the one of your son inspecting the flowers! Too cute! I too gush over pictures! We just got a Play Station 3 that I can put my pictures on and it plays an awesome slideshow. I'm so amused!

Heather said...

Great pix! It looks like G&L are looking more alike the older they get. Do you think so? All four kids are just beautiful!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Fabulous pics and good for you for rocking the decision making process :)

christy rose said...

Wow! those are great pictures!!!

Eva Gallant said...

I don't blame you for being excited! Those are wonderful photos!

Kim said...

Really cute pictures!

My husband and I are in the market for a new camera (and I am a horrible photographer as well), so this is good to know!

2wired2tired.com said...

Those are so crisp and clear! We had a wonderful camera like that once and then it got pepto-bismal spilled all over it. I've been so bummed about it since.

LucidLilith said...

I have always been a fan of coolpix but my boyfriend got me a Kodak for Christmas. I still love him though...

Those pictures are so frameworthy!

Shelby at DoubleUpBooks.com - The Twins and Multiples Bookstore said...

Wow, those are clear photos! I can't wait to see what else you take with it. Does it also do video? Would love to see a sample of that.

Maybe I should have my twins break my camera so I can get a new one ; ). I have a Sony Cybershot and while it does video pretty well the pictures aren't that great (mostly due to user technical issues - oops).

Shelby

Nezzy said...

Whew, ya had me worried there for a minuet. You were missing one, I'm so glad Bella showed up in the shoot.
The pictures are great! I'm gonna have to remember this one, I just know my camera is gonna up and bite the dust one of these days!!!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Looks like you had fun. great photos!

Samantha said...

Those are amazing pictures! Cool cameras are the best...if it makes you feel better, my Hubby doesn't get that enthused over photos either. Weird.

Marianne said...

Did I ever tell you about the time I went through 3 cameras in a month? No? Well remind me to. My 21st birthday may or may not have been involved ;)

I can't believe the clarity of those pics are from a point and shoot Coolpix! That's amazing! Although you do have pretty photogenic subjects there, so it's probably hard to take a bad picture ;) I LOVE the one of Bella hugging the post with her toothless grin, you should frame it! And the one of Cole with the flower, Landon (I think?) laying in the grass, and Garrett (?) in the sunglasses. Frame worthy, for sure ;)

Happy Friday, check yo inbox later ;)

Marianne

Jen said...

You should have an orgasm. Those are fabulous.

Kim said...

Very nice! Great clarity and the colors really pop—I love the shot of Cole (I think) bending over to pick the daisy.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I cracked up when you said, "He's just jealous!"

But, you chose a great camera. It takes really clear and natural photos. I think you did good!

sandandstarfish said...

Oh my gosh. I need this camera. I've been looking for one because I'm like you, not a pro but would love to have pictures that make me seem like I am. Wonderful shots!

yonca said...

Those are very clear.Amazing pics! I love taking pictures too.Lol, everywhere is beautiful in spring!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Oh come on! When your kids are that cute any camera will make em look good. But that new camera is doing a good job. The kids look cuter than ever.

Jenny said...

As soon as I opened this post and saw the pics, I knew you must have gotten a new camera!

The pics are awesome! Isn't it great to have a new and working camera?!

Rebecca said...

Have your orgasm...those pictures are worth it!!! I love new cameras!!!

Joy said...

Congrats on your new toy! I love getting new stuff to play with. You got some great pics, too. I love the one of your son laying in the grass.

Jenners said...

It's amazing what cameras will do nowadays isn't it? You don't really have to know all that much!

mama of 4 said...

Wow! Awesome pictures! I also have a nikon ... but no clue which one LOL just a little point and shoot :) I LOVE it. Before I was always a sony girl, I didn't know what I was missing!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

There's something about having kids that makes you want to get a great camera. Which gives you great pictures of the kids. Which makes you want to take more great pictures of the kids. Which makes them cranky, but which confirms that you really needed that great camera. :)

Lluvia said...

NIIICE!

I need a newer better camera!

Megan said...

Oooh, nice shots! My fave is the close-up of Bella - she is such a doll-face!

Alicia said...

Wow!!! Those are awesome shots!!!!!!!

Merri Ann said...

Those pics are great. The blades of grass even look good. I too love the Bella pic.

I have a Sony Cybershot that is auto everything and I thought it was great because it was 12.1 mega pixels. But my hubby just bought a Nikon something ... now I'm wondering if I should "borrow" it :))

Tropical Mum said...

Boy with a cheeky grin and a flower--priceless shot!

Have a good weekend.

Shelly

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is awesome - yay for you! I got a new camera, but I swear the lighting in our house is what makes the pics stink. Then I am too lazy to fix them in my editor.

Laura said...

Your pictures are amazing and you ARE a great photographer! I just bought a new camera, too, but it's a Canon and I love it! Hope you and kiddos have a great weekend! Tim's in the dog house! LOL!!

Debbie in Nashville said...

I can totally understand all your excitement over your new camera! And your pictures look amazing!!!

Angela said...

No...I'm jealous. Of your camera that is! :) I'd give "anything" for a real camera! Thanks for sharing how awesome it works. You know you couldn't get those boys to stand still for you and it looks like they're posing! Awesome! Love the one of Bella and Cole up close! I'm really jealous!

Mrsbear said...

Can you send Landon over to break my camera? I need an excuse to get a new one. Your pictures are kick ass.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love them, especially the first one. Great pics, so clear!

HarryJack's Mom said...

Now, I'm trying to figure out a way to need a new camera ;-) Great shots! Jack is really most jealous of Bella's missing teeth - neither of mine have lost a single one and they're looking at 6 tomorrow. Enjoy the gorgeous weather and those cute kids!

WhisperingWriter said...

Ooo, I'm incredibly jealous.

Great photos.

allison t said...

I'm sold! You're right - he's jealous. And so am I.

Sonora said...

These pictures are great! I'm with you, I wanted a good quality camera to capture all those moments with my kids. We recently bought a Nikon and I love it too!

Karen said...

Wow!

I love my Sony Cybershot, which was a gift, but I actually really wanted the Nikon Coolpix. After seeing your photos, I REALLY wish he would have listened to me!

kanishk said...

Great photos! I'm hoping to get a camera like this sometime soon-ish...
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KK said...

I'm looking for a new one, I may look at that one. The pics are great!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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