But can you use it?! I've been a bit quiet on most fronts over the last week and a half, I've had a few things going on (sinusitis, antibiotics, moan, moan) and I ordered a new fancy SLR camera. Both hubby and I had decided it would be a worthwhile investment and a step up from just pointing and shooting.
I ordered it on a Friday 30th August. I paid for quick delivery so it would come the next day. I sat and waited all day for the camera to come (from 7am-9pm) but it never came. I checked the online tracking, last seen loaded on a van in Leicester at 7.23am but then ???? you know as much as I do! It went missing. I have had a real week and half of time spent backwards and forwards between seller and delivery company, eventually Yodel admitted it was lost to me, but they only just told the sender yesterday, when finally my refund was completed. It's been a nightmare from start to finish. In the end I went into the local Currys and picked it up in store.
So I can take a mean photo of the cat :) but give me nails and the pictures have been either "noisy" blurred or black, hubby got one decent photo of them but it was using the flash and I don't like to rely on flash to get a picture.
So here's a few photos taken along the way with the new camera...
Cracking picture of the cat, mid lick.
I finally tried the lilac mirror from Special FX for stamping, it worked really well. Shame the picture didn't show it!
Next one is more in focus, but still not perfect and needed the flash.
Another blurry one of a dotticure using Catrice Miss Piggy's BF and Mentality Wily.
Another mean picture of the cat, cropped hubby out of most of the photo but he was a fab border to the picture.
Hurrah is this an in focus picture of Zoya London, but still having issues with the positioning in light box and taking the photo (not a comfortable pose!)
Fingers crossed we're getting there! But please bear with me over the next few days as there may be some iffy pictures! Yesterday's Barry M review featured first proper photos taken with the new camera (no flash!) so I'm about ready to go :)
On the positive side of things, the car sailed through it's MOT yesterday so Christmas isn't cancelled!