Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Photo Madness

Some of you know that I finally was able to buy a DSLR camera a few months ago. I've wanted one for ages and I finally found the right one for me. I have a Nikon D40 with a 18-55mm lens.

For Mother's Day I recieved (yes...I made a few suggestions!) a new lens -- a Nikkor AFS 55-200mm VR -- for my D40. I was so hoping to get this lens before soccer season was over!

Well, DD had a game last night and I had a chance to try out my lens at the game. I think I am in love! For the first time, I was able to get the shots I wanted. Crisp, clear action shots with great colour -- and easily too! Shots that look like you are on the field but you are really sitting back in the cheering section.
All this without being a professional of any kind. (sigh) Life is good.

Here are a few of my favorites:


This one was when she realized that I was taking way too many pics of her:

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

great photos!
Scrapbookhims

Melissa said...

Great pics Manda! I love the 2nd one especially. Glad you are lovin your new lens!!

See you soon!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the last one!!!!
Tanya

Julie said...

Wow - great pictures! Doesn't a good lens and the right one, make the world of difference!

Bamm-ela said...

Wow, that lens gets you so close to the action, we can see just how much DD looks like her Mom! What a cutie! Congrats, I love my 300mm lens - now I just want a super-wide-angle like Julie's.

Ronda P. said...

Some very beautiful shots you got! I love that look on her face! Awesome capture!

Laura said...

love the photos, amanda. good job!

kristen (& kyle) said...

When i was home last week, we went to my nephew's soccer game. Of course I had to bring the camera as well and got some great shots! I'm such a proud auntie!