And since I was on a decision-making bender, I got another lens for my SLR camera. Yeah, that's the camera I got, what, last week?! LOL A really nice wide-angle lens is on my wish list, but for now, I wanted a good macro lens so I can take close-ups of flowers 'n' such. I ended up with the Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3. There was a Quantaray 200mm lens, but the store only had the display one left; the Tamron is better quality and a better lens, overall. So, to test things out today, I took a few photos of a coworker's daughter - and she's the cutest thing (the daughter, that is). I'm not really one for doing portraits - and I have a new-found appreciation for anyone that takes portraits, professionally, of small children ... wow, they wriggle a lot, don't they?! I've still got some fingealing to figure out with the color balance, but for my first pictures, I don't think they came out too bad - I even got some decent catch lights in the eyes (oh, the wonders of flourescent office lights LOL). Here's my fave, with a little post-processing (and thanks to The Pioneer Woman for the "ethereal" photo action):
Tomorrow I head off for a photography class at a local garden - we'll be in the butterfly garden, so I'm really looking forward to playing some more with the new camera.