Monday, June 20, 2011

Questions, answers, and other nonsense from my world.

I am really bad about answering questions, so I'm sorry if you've asked me something and I've forgotten to respond with an actual answer.  I realized that I needed to get some questions out there answered, because I opened up my inbox to six of the same question, from six different people this morning.  If you have one that you have asked, but I haven't answered, leave it in my comments for this post, and I will do my best to get back to you... (I mean, I'll try.  That counts, right?)

Number one question I get asked is, "What kind of camera and/or lens do you use?" 
 
 I loveth my camera.  I shoot with a Canon Rebel XS.  I bought it from Amazon a couple of years ago, and it was just under $500.00, with an entire kit of accessories, a basic kit lens, (18-55mm shown here) and some things like additional batteries etc. 
 Then I was given this little 50mm lens for a Christmas present last year, and I've shot nearly every photograph with it, from that day forward.  (Except this one, of course.)  I love it because it does great portrait shots, and is wonderful in low light, not to mention that it's lighter in weight.  It isn't a zoom lens though, so it takes a little getting used to. 

"What color of paint do you have on your walls?"  I have the color Ivoire by Sherwin Williams Paints, in nearly every room of our house, except the bedrooms.  I love it.  It's buttery, warm, light, airy, and neutral.  Just what an all-over color should be. 

"Can I have the recipe for a watermelon daiquiri, pretty please?"  Yup.  Here it is. Enjoy. 

 And here's the "nonsense" part.  Do you see what I have to put up with?  Please tell me you see.  1) I have children who photograph my butt while I'm working out.  And if that's not enough 2) I have a dog who wants to be under my feet (literally) the entire time I am doing P90freakingX.

And yes, that's what I've taken to calling it.  I also call it the devil's playground sometimes, but only when I'm feeling really extreme. 

10 comments:

  1. good stuff sasha...i need to get one of those 50's...becky has one too and it takes great photos.
    way to go with p90x too!

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  2. LOL Sasha, I almost spit my breakfast out reading this post. You are too stinking funny.

    I loveth my Canon too. I have a
    30D. I would love to get a 50mm lens...or a zoom. But for now I play with what came with the camera.

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  3. I'm a new reader and follower...and I have camera envy.

    *sigh*

    (Great post!)

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  4. Well let me tell you that you are doing a fine job with that camera and lens...love your photos. I did have to laugh at the last picture, but not at you...just at the situation ;) Oh and one of the posts below absolutely makes me want tea in a mason jar...can I come over?

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  5. That's the camera I've been wanting. And now that I know you use it I want it that much more. It's turning into a covetous envy thing. ; ) Your pictures are always better than all the rest! I have an ancient Canon 10D that is mostly broken and shotty - I suppose since we're talking cameras "shotty" could be a good thing, but I assure you it's not.

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  6. Haha! Our dog does that when I work out too. She especially likes to lay on the "yoga mat" (that is really only a towel I lay on the ground because I'm classy that way!). My daughter is only 4 months old so she can't photograph my butt yet..but I'm sure those days are to come!

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  7. I stil need to learn how to use my new canon (now getting dusty), but 3 small children think otherwise!

    btw, I love your new floors!!!

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  8. I need a P90X review, please! My husband and I have talked about investing in this and I'm wondering what you think. Do you have a pull-up bar? Will I die if I do it? :)

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  9. that is HILARIOUS! love the blur. you guys are working it and with lucy right in the way!!!

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  10. My camera stinks, it's a little digital that I broke the 2nd day I had it. So I have great photo opportunities and lousy photos as a result. A camera is just one of many things I can't justify purchasing at this time in my life. So I really appreciate checking out your photos. Thanks for sharing all your great picutes!

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