Thursday, May 28, 2009 (13/365)

Updated 8:07 p.m.

Evening, folks…

First, I want to introduce everybody to the latest member of my family: my Nikon D300 w/105mm macro VR lens:

World, camera. Camera, world. 🙂

I have waited nearly my entire adult life for a camera like this, and I was finally able to take the plunge and buy it this evening. With any luck (prayers to the shipping gods), I’ll have it by Tuesday. I have been an avid photographer since 1986, and I was loyal to my film until about 3 years ago when I bought two Nikon D70s cameras for the publications team at my school. Well, I fell in love with digital photography immediately, and I have abandoned film entirely–something I never thought I would do.

The 105mm lens is known for its macro (close-up) photography, but it is also known as a portrait lens. This satisfies my two deepest loves in photography: capturing the lives of my children as they are growing up, and capturing the natural life around me as I see it, most notably all things related to the Chesapeake Bay. In time, I’d like to design a line of notecards to sell, some for my personal pocket, and some that I will donate to Lines of Love.

For me, though, it’s all about the marriage between images and words. I envision my blog and project my3*6*5 to transcend to new levels as I synthesize my two greatest loves and create unique interpretations of this world around me.

Now comes the hard part: waiting till Tuesday. 😦

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