It’s Here!

My new camera – a Nikon D80 is here! boy oh boy oh boy do I have a lot to learn, but piddling around the house, I’ve already been able to take some pictures that I just couldn’t take previously.

I still have yet to master the flash though. I’m kinda always been scared of flash photography – all the pictures I ever take with a flash (admittedly the built-in flashes) stink.

My first public pictures with it are a set of closeups from work. For Christmas, Ben gave us all plastic cowboys and indians and dinosaurs. Because well, it just isn’t Christmas unless you have cowboys and indians and dinosaurs. Each still life is perhaps a glimpse into the psyche of each of its owners (I didn’t check out Rafe’s sculpture – I’ll have to get that one later when he’s in).

James’s – is the dinosaur defending or attacking the dad statue? we may never know.

Cowboys, Indians, and Dinosaurs, Oh My

Daniel’s – rather narrow ledge there – which way is the dinosaur going?

Cowboys, Indians, and Dinosaurs, Oh My

Aaron’s – sssh – don’t tell PETA. Or the society for the preservation of plastic carnivorous tyrannosaurs – and what’s up with the triceratops joining in with the plasmans?

Cowboys, Indians, and Dinosaurs, Oh My

Suzanne’s – this is a bit chaotic. Perhaps the most poignant illustration of war:

Cowboys, Indians, and Dinosaurs, Oh My

Mine – stalemate at the J-A-Y corral

Cowboys, Indians, and Dinosaurs, Oh My

Kevin’s : the donkey’s stare makes the picture (better large) (and NO, that’s not a commentary on my boss 😉 )

Cowboys, Indians, and Dinosaurs, Oh My