Tuesday, January 20, 2009
i can hardly breathe.
i am NOT melodramatic. at all. but i must tell you, i am in love. meet lily, who came to our house to live today, and join her little sister, my dear friend who shall now be called betsey. i named them because a friend suggested it and because when i met her, she had to have a name. besides, i think the three of us are going to be very, very good friends.
she came with a 50mm lens, my first prime. i used it on betsey to take this shot (it doesn't autofocus on her, so please forgive that it isn't tack-sharp) and i actually have butterflies. i'm giddy because this is my biggest investment ever, and because photography is the most technically difficult thing i've ever studied, and because i'm still amazed that i love it so much. when i walked in the door and saw her lovingly displayed by my husband, i couldn't keep my hands off her. my kids acted like they were just as excited - anna had the first privelege to hold her. (she's pretty heavy compared to my sweet little D40, who will join us on our shooting adventures.)
it's official for the whole bloggin' world to see: i've lost my mind. yippee!