Tuesday, December 8, 2009

An Ode to My Old Camera and My Mom (not necessarily in that order hehe)

My mother:
I'll apologize to all of you out there ahead of time for what I'm about to announce, but I truly have the greatest mother in the world. Your mothers are a close second LOL!

I declare proudly that she's the greatest because last Christmas, my mother bought me an onyx Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (see below)...
...and this Christmas, she bought me a Canon XSi with a 50mm f/1.8 lens, and both items arrived at my doorstep the day before yesterday!!!! Words cannot even begin to describe how excited I am.

I thought that it would be easy to shoot from this camera on manual mode since that is what I use on my old camera, but I definitely need a lot more practice!

My old camera:
I tend to personify inanimate objects; it's one of my many idiosyncrasies. So, I feel like my old camera is not feeling the love anymore now that I have this new camera.
My old camera captured by my new camera at night!! :)
Since my old camera has helped me produce more than decent photos that have been published on Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Photograzing, and Refrigerator Soup, it deserves a decent thanks and somewhat of a farewell.
Notice the taped-up battery door! hahahahaha

My phone camera (Blackberry Storm)
I went from photos like the photos below of the focaccia bread that I took in my dark kitchen, which was either taken on my phone camera or my old camera.
What is that? haha
Believe it or not, all I had to do was step outside on my patio to produce much better photos like the one below of this focaccia bread from the same recipe of the one above.
Now that's more like it. I want some of that right now.
So, get ready to see better photos (hopefully) of delicious food. I already have photos of a meatball sub I made yesterday, but most of them were blurry, but I managed to produce a couple of decent ones. I just bought a tripod today to rectify those issues, though.

Thank you, mom!! I love you!
Thank you, old camera and Blackberry!
Thank you, Lord!!

Have a great day!

P.S. I received my new mixer yesterday, too!!! I will take photos of that once I get someone to help me take it out of the box haha.


  1. Wow, that is exciting! Trust me it will be a learning curve with the new camera. I am only now, that I am blogging, that I am really getting to know my camera. I have a confession...my housesit situation has a very dark kitchen and dark burgundy countertops. The pictures were dismal. Then it occurred to that the master ensuite bath had white walls and floor, lots of natural light, white translucent blinds - a pretty good photo booth. So now all my pics come from the ensuite!

  2. That is so cool that you take your photos in the ensuite haha. With the new camera, I don't have to go outside anymore for good pics. Now I can take photos by the patio window. It's a good thing that I got this new camera during the wintertime b/c it's too cold to go outside to take photos.

    Congrats on your new camera!

  3. You are welcome, daughter! You deserve both gifts; it was an honor to get them for you and you have thanked me sufficiently by doing such a great job with each one! I love that you have put together what you love into this blog which is a wonderful expression that is both aesthetically pleasing, fully functioning and edible!

    Congratulations again on winning the new mixer! Ask Scott for help unpacking it!

  4. You really do have a great mom! So nice that she can do that for you. I'm sure it makes her happy! Wishing you many days of fabulous picture taking!

  5. Wow, that is a very generous mom. Congratulations on the new camera. Your photos already look great.

  6. Your mom is the best! I am rubbing my hands in anticipation of the gorgeous photos that will follow.

  7. Lucky girl! You do have an awesome mom :-)

    It's amazing what natural light does. I hate taking pictures in artificial light.

    Ooh and that foccacia looks yummY!


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