The Nikon D300s deserves more than this!--photos with a flash, shot in jpeg, of chaos, and SOOC!
But it was fun!
We're in the middle of windows, and I've been painting the trim, and Maria is SO right: "if you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to want some milk. . . "
After I painted the trim, I thought I might as well touch up the cabinets and. . . .
. . . and I'm exhausted! Also, I've been getting ready for the Great, the Grand, the Most Equisite. . . . Mall of America Scrapfest with two of my sisters. This usually involves a great deal of trying to figure out what stuff to bring with me in terms of scrapbook paper, tools, photos, etc. . .And then I get lost in the old, sweet, photos of my children and the early years of my and Doug's lives together. And then there's the wild Mexico photos of Brian and Dianna with me last May. . .
I haven't figured out how to do my usual shooting in Raw mode, and apparently my current ACR is not supported for the D300s (again, if you give a mouse a cookie!) . . . but I really like editing first in ACR, before photoshop, so I'll have to figure this out gradually.
I don't think I'll have time to learn much about the D300s for a week or so, although the Nikon digitutor does a nice job of explaining some of the features, and the D300s actually has a clearly written owners manual. I'm really excited about the 51 focal points and live view mode! And I played a little with the active D-lighting before painting the trim started calling my name again. Apparently there's even bracketing in D-lighting, as well as exposure bracketing, all things I kept hearing and reading about but would skip over, thinking, "well, the D40 doesn't have that."
Oh, and one other detail. The denture cleaner under the sink? It's not because I have dentures! It's because I use it to really get the toothpaste out of the little green shot glasses we use to hold everyone's toothbrushes, and keep them far away from each other so they don't co-mingle scandalously.