I couldn’t be more excited about my new Nikon DSLR D5000. I was going to get a 7200, but the reviews on the 5000 seemed better, so I am not the proud owner of my first real camera, as in, not a point-and-shoot.
Here’s hoping it makes it through my trip to New Zealand and Australia all in once piece!
Today was the first day I had my camera, a 20th birthday present, and so I carried it all over the farm to take pictures of the cows in our feedlot, my cat Daisy, and the general brown, dry landscape that reaches as far as the eye can see in every direction. I can’t say Eastern Colorado is especially pretty, but it has it’s moments of tranquility and I have always thought the sun feels warmer here than in Fort Collins.
I’m trying to think up a big trip to the mountains before I leave so I can really try out my new camera in some better scenery. Should I go to North Park? Wolf Creek? Copper Mountain? At this point I’d love to go back down to Wolf Creek because I have such great memories of the place but it is a pretty long drive so I’ll have to see how ambitious I feel in the next weeks.
If nothing else I can take it to Lory State Park near Fort Collins.
I’ll probably post a few more pictures of our farm, home, before I go. I’m going to miss it and I can already see myself pulling up my blog in Australia to look at these curious cows.
Any camera tips for me? I’ve heard the outback is great for getting star trail shots, but I’m not sure my camera will do that. Haven’t read the manual 🙂 Cheers!