Friday, January 02, 2009

Different Sides Of One Rainbow

"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow."

-Douglas Pagels

I was going through my archives yesterday, as I did my annual year end clean-up of my photo files, when I found this photo from spring of last year. I don't believe it made it to to Ellipsis, which seems like a shame, because I like the colors in this photo very much. Cosmos are such beautiful flowers, and during the spring and summer months, they can be found all around San Francisco, especially in Golden Gate Park. It is impossible to look at a cosmos in bloom, and not feel good inside! I think I will be adding some of these flowers to my garden again this year. I did roses only last year, but I want to do more with the flowers this year. Gardening is something I look forward to with great anticipation, especially during the cold winter days. It was cold yesterday, so I went looking through my files for a splash of color. Isn't it gorgeous?

Also yesterday, the cats and I had a tragic mishap with the camera. I took it out to give it a thorough first of the year cleaning, at the same time the kittens experienced a spike in activity. LOL. Needless to say, CRASH... BOOM... SWEAR WORD... my beloved digital camera is no more. :( Alan bought me that camera 5 years ago, and it hasn't been out of my hand ever since, so needless to say, I am a bit sad tonight. All is not lost, however, I do have a wonderful , wonderful, simply wonderful 35mm film camera which I love with my entire being, and in a pinch I also have Alan's digital camera, which takes much better macro shots then mine did, so all is not lost. In fact, it gives me a chance to take a look around and do some research into what kind of camera I will get to replace the one I just lost. Any suggestions?

The Face Of A Bad Kitty...
Dylan, January 1st, 2009

In the meantime, I will still be posting lots of new BAD KITTY photos, and I am paying a visit to the city sometime next week, which always provides me with inspiration. You can't go to San Francisco and not find something to photograph! I was just talking about the new opportunities I was looking forward to with new year, I just didn't think I would be meeting one on the first day of January, but who am I to question fate? The philosopher in me knows that when digital camera shutter door closes, another one opens. Maybe with interchangeable lens, 15MP, and accompanied by a new camera bag! In to each life a little rain must fall, but when the sun comes out there is usually a rainbow to enjoy... sometimes in digital color!

-Carly
"Pink Cosmos"
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
Spring, 2008
Afternoon

7 comments:

Laura said...

oh the pain!!!! i can just imagine how you felt about the crash of your camera.
but what fun to shop for another.
i remain in love with my Rebel but would be interested in hearing others' recommendations.
now, dumb question time: how does one give their camera a thorough cleaning?

Jama said...

Now you got a good reason to get a brand new camera!

gwenlyn said...

My friends and I are enjoying our Nikon "D" series, though still getting to know all the features. Three of us went downtown this week and took shots and shared them with each other; great way to learn more!

Suzanne R said...

I especially like the "bad kitty" shot. Kittens are challenging! Socks killed my laptop when she was a kitten. Now she is much gentler and less destructive.

HUGS!

Greg Kiser said...

First off, I love the picture of the flower that leads us off for this entry. Great image to get us through the winter months. Second, from the sounds of it, you are thinking about getting my first choice for you which is the Canon 50D. It is a nice upgrade to the 40D that I have, but if you are not interested in the high ISO shooting of the 50D, you can really accomplish the same thing with the 40D....at a cheaper price. Whatever DSLR you get, always remember that its the lenses, not the body, that has the greatest impact on the final image. Canon "L" all the way!

Greg

fdtate said...

Ouch! So sorry to hear about your camera, Carly.

I hope you take it to the next level and get an SLR. The electronics stores around here have been running specials on kits with the body, a standard lens, and a zoom for a good price. I hope to take the plunge soon myself.

During the Christmas season, I stopped in at my local Wolf Camera store in the mall. They had the kit deals on a Nikon D60 and a Canon model. Both kits were the same price, but the salesman seemed pretty adamant that the Nikon was the better camera. Whether it was the truth or he just had more of them in stock, I don't know.

Nature's Sound said...

Love the Bad Kitty pix!!