Like a Kid at Christmas... : D

So it finally came! My Canon Rebel Xti is here! I had to hunt down the UPS lady to get it… but ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right? LOL

I’m disappointed in BroadwayPhoto.com because my 55mm-270mm is missing and I got doubled up on the filters and the memory cards… I don’t remember telling the guy on the phone to do that! So I’ll hash it out with them… believe you me… I made two phone calls and sent an email but by the time I discovered that not everything was perfect it was after business hours. : (

Now is the task of learning how to use it! I didn’t know that the LCD screen couldn’t be used as a “viewfinder” but that’s cool. I’ve been reading the manual and this thing does just about everything except do my dishes!! LOL I’m really excited to get out there and start shooting. Eventually I will get back in the swing of manual modes but I realized that I’ve lost a lot of my education in photography over the years by not using it. I’ve got a long way to go.

However, I’m about to upload a shot I’m going to name “Serendipity.” I was sitting in my recliner reading about the “Av” setting and had been playing with the manual focus a bit and taking pictures of my living room to check things out. So I set it down on my side table and read a little more… I wanted to see how the settings changed on the LCD display (according to the manual) so I clicked the shutter without looking through the viewfinder or focusing. Then popped up this image that caught my eye. I checked it out on the preview and it was way cool! Gotta check it out… I love it when this sort of thing happens. : )

As I learn more and shoot more, I will be adding more to my portfolio of course. Those of you who have me on your watchlist… get ready! I’m expecting things to blow up pretty soon! LOL (Thank you, by the way. It’s very flattering to know that someone wants to see when I expand my portfolio!)

All the best… Tootles!!

Cherish

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