Cora suggested I make a new blog to devote to the hundreds of photos I expect to take with my new camera to show them off. I like that idea. I don't know if they'll be of the highest quality at first while I work into the new camera system. I've never owned a Nikon until now. I have been happy with the Canon Elph, but the Nikon just feels so cozy in my hands! I had a Pentax P3N years ago (Still do, but it eats film and that's expensive to feed) I figure disk space is cheaper in the long run. An extra hard drive eventually will also help with that.
So, sorry for digressing. I plan on using the new blog for photography talk, even though I am a comparative amateur to most. I DOOOO love to talk. I think that being a teacher is a good fit for that...but I digress, yet again.
The purpose for this post is to petition you all for names. I like the name George for my new Nikon, Cora, however, thinks it needs to be something else...why name an inanimate object??? It's fun. That's it. Also, instead of spouting off a bunch of photography terms like, "let's take my new Nikon dSLR D-90 with the 18-105mm DX VR lens down to the dock to snap photos of fishing vessels." I might say, "Let's take George down and shoot some ships." Rolls off the tongue better, don't you think? Or I could say Fred, but that might confuse matters, since we know a Fred...though, I'm not sure if he would mind me calling a camera Fred, too. He might become un-amused if we named a new Chihuahua Fred instead...never mind, I digress. So, I was thinking of using the name of the camera in this new blog, so I need a name!
I think it ought to be unique. It should be short, that way I am not saying, "Let's take Emmanuel Benjamin Lothar Lewis down to the dock." You know, something catchy. Not too cutesy, though. Nothing like "Puffy" or "Princess." I don't want my camera looking for sunscreen or sunglasses. Something fun, yet not overly stuffy. I don't want to take Reginald down to the dock; that just sounds boring. I think a Reginald would want to discuss tide schedules instead of take some pictures. A Spike might want to start a fight and a Joey would just flirt with girls, probably saying in a New Jersey accent, "How you doin'?" That would just get me in trouble with the mrs.
Cora and I brought up the potential for naming lenses, too. So, then it might be George Joe, or John Robert...you know...
So, I think you get the picture...err, you will get the pictures when I get the soon-to-be-named camera and get the blog up and running.
We had a great day yesterday. The heat was high, but not oppressive. It was a good heat, the kind you don't mind being in the shade with. I finished the sign. I think it is ready to go...as soon as I wipe off some bird poop. (Note to self: do not lure birds to yard with bird feeders if you are not willing to get a little bird poop on yard items...) I think it looks good. I will have to take a picture and show you all. It's a little different from the original, since I am a poor planner, still, it looks good.
Well, Big Brother began Thursday night. Yes, I am still watching reality TV...I guess I am weak. It's on again tonight.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!