Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mama's Got A New Toy! read that right! I actually spent some money...on myself, and believe it or was surprisingly painless. For a few months, I have been pondering which lens I would want next. I suppose this part of the process is where I did my serious agonizing, so by the time I actually made the online purchase, I was excited and ready. Merry Christmas to me it certainly is! I am thrilled to announce my new Baby.

As of two days ago, I am the proud owner of a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM. Yes...I do realize that is a mouthful, but I have some extra words coming to me since I successfully remained wordless yesterday. wink wink..... Anyhow, what that entirely lengthy name means is....I now have a super fun new lens that will allow me to expand my photography hobby in all sorts of directions. I am beyond blissful with all the possibilities.

These are the first few snaps I took while trying to get the hang of it. I must say it is taking awhile to get used to. It is nearly three times the size of my other lens, and at least that much heavier. At this point I'd say we are quite good acquaintances, but will soon be good friends. I look forward to the day when I can call it my BFF! Yes...I know...I am embarrassingly nerdy! OH well... to each his own, and I am thrilled to be finding my "own!"

Watch out world, here I come....with camera in hand, and it's going to get personal. I am no longer going to stay out of your business, and privacy is NOT an option for you. I'll be looking up, down, over and under. I will peek through your curtains, and look through your mail. So sorry....but it is just how I have to roll. You can't say I didn't give you fair warning!

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david mcmahon said...


Thanks for the heads-up by email. I'm so glad I'm the first one to comment here - beautiful shots, all of them.

Your new lens is going to change the way you look at photography and judging by these first results, you are heading for wonderful things.



Julie Corbett said...

Simply gorgeous shots today, Corey! Congrats on your new lens (I'm drooling as I type this). I adore that first shot of the corn -- such great detail!

KatieBug said...

Those are so great! Love the new header too. :)

jennwa said...

I am so happy for you. I can not wait to see what wonderful pictures you are going to take. You even make popcorn look beautiful.
Have a fun day !!

Anonymous said...

What fun! I love the close-up shots and can't wait to see more!

Lis Garrett ~ a writer's woolgatherings said...

WOW! Exceptional!

Autumn said...

Can I explain to you how jealous I am? I just made a list, seriously, yesterday I made a list of my top wishes and this exact lense was at the top! Now looking at the pics you got with it, I really want it! They are fabulous Corey. With your eye and this lense you will do great things. :)

Nap Warden said...

Well if anyone would put that lense to good use, it's you! Way to go!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

It's hard to believe that your photography could get any better, even with the great new lens. You do some gorgeous stuff.

Rachel said...

Those are absolutely spectacular.
Looks like you are on your way to some beautiful photos. What an amazing lens that must be!

*Heidi* said..., oh man, corey, you're scaring me... LOL JK I agree with TRC (theRottenCorrespondent), I can't belive you could get any better photographing, you're the best in my book as it! Now with your new toy (which you bought without a thought to us helping you with the agony of a purchase) you are going to kick fanny! When are you going to open "shop"?
PS your new banner is adorable! I was like, "it snowed in Oregon"? Sweet pictures! Love them!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I can't remember how I got here, but I'm glad I did. RE: The Photos--Wow!

holly said...

these are really great shots. and a fab post. i'm soooo freakin' jealous, but i don't have the skills to go along with such a device. i'm hoping for a replacement for the sony cybershot my son threw on the floor (thus the answer to the question 'why is holly's blog so picture-challenged?').

Pam said...

My DH would love to have a new toy like that! Enjoy it! I'm sure that in no time, you two will be "bosom buddies!"

Catmoves said...

Very impressive. Are you sure you haven't had more practice than you admit to? They look, well, professional.
Found you through David's blog.

Troy said...

The pics do look great. All I hope is that someday, when you hit the news after being arrested for taking shots of some celebrity's nosehairs from 16 miles away with your new lens, I'll be able to say, "Hey, I knew her when...!"

Aweesome stuff indeed.

kouredios said...

Gorgeous, as always.

You deserve it! *hugs*

Anna said...

Wow! You spent money. On yourself. And the world didn't come to an end. Congrats on your new toy.

Wonderful pictures! I especially like that picture of the popcorn.

WorksForMom said...

I am so JEALOUS! I am wishing for an xTI for Christmas, you love it, right?

Mama Zen said...

That popcorn picture is so cool!

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

Wow! I wouldn't even know whaqt to do with that lens! You have amazing talent!

Marie said...

Wow, very nice pictures. Thanks for participating in our contest!

Joeprah said...

Nerds Rule! My best friends are nerds! Perhaps thats why we get along? I love the new lens and if you are looking into my house you may catch some bow wow chicka wow wow going on between me and mrs. joeprah, but please do not post that, just send that directly to me.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

OH MY HEAVENS COREY! I am jealous, but more importantly stunned! I would love to commission a few specific food photos for my new kitchen walls. Any interest? (AFTER THE HOLIDAYS OF COURSE!)

Jules said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL! Corey, I am so happy for you! Those are stunning shots!

I'm even more happy that you spent some money on yourself!!!!

And I'm even more MORE happy that we get to see more amazing shots from you!


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Those are beautiful! Congrats on your new toy and I can't wait to see what else you do with it! :)

Donetta said...

great new toy. I know you will play nice with it :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow Corey. You are getting sooooo good.

we are reilly said...

WOW!! Great shots -- wish I knew how to do that....maybe I'll take a photography class or something?

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