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Now that’s a picture

By Tara Zandra | December 21, 2012

December Photo Project- Day 21

So I get the camera home, I charge the battery and then I wait for Chris to come home because he went to buy me a memory stick. By the time he gets home, I’m ready, but busy. So he puts the memory stick in for me and tells me he’s getting an error message. I figure it’s because he didn’t format the card and I told him I’d take care of it. He was feeling very poorly, went to bed, and I finished my project. I got back to the camera around midnight and could not format the card. I remembered I did have that type of card in Chris’ and Tabitha’s old cameras and put them in- same error. I don’t really know what to do so I just put it aside.

The next morning, Chris is on his way home very early because we had an alarming electrical experience (an outlet and the attached wall were very hot to the touch, despite nothing being plugged in for hours) and he was to meet the electrician. I left with the girls for park, but I was sad because I had intended to practice using the new camera at park.

After the electrician was done (nothing too serious, thank goodness) Chris took the camera back to the store and it turns out it was defective. He exchanged it and managed to keep the charged battery so it was ready to go when I got home.

Behold! The first picutre taken with my new camera!


Okay, so it’s not fantastic. But I played around that night at home. Remember the bad Christmas tree photo from a couple days ago?


Well look at the tree through this lens!


And here’s the fireplace area. It doesn’t change much year to year, but that’s because I really like how we do it.


So although I really need to learn how to do everything and adjust all the myriad of settings, I love it. Love, love, love it. Now all I need is a wrist strap, a zoom lens, and a camera case. And I really do need to learn more about the settings.

Topics: Life, Dec. Photo Project |

2 Responses to “Now that’s a picture”

  1. Mel Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    So glad you got it all straightened out. The colors look really good.

  2. Chris Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Hey, for Christmas, didn’t you get a zoom lens, wrist strap and case? What an awesome family you have!