My first post on this blog

tri’al
Pronunciation: 'trI(-&)l
Function: noun
: a tryout or experiment to test quality, value, or usefulness b : one of a number of repetitions of an experiment

trib’u’la’tion
Pronunciation: "tri-by&-'lA-sh&n
Function: noun
: distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution; also : a trying experience

Oh so many blogs, so much to learn, so much to write about, so little time. This is my third blog, but really I only maintain one somewhat frequently. The other two blogs are:

  • [weblog] janella.com – which is I update mostly.
  • My 360 site @ Yahoo! that mirrors the above site. I keep the 360 site to keep in touch with co-workers.

Why am I starting this one?

I’m trying to get back into photography. I know there is so much to learn and I have really yet to apply what I know so far. I’ve taken pictures before, and even took a black and white photography class with Fina. It was during that stretch, about a two year stretch from when I bought Farrah the Nikon FM3A and her getting me the Nikon N80, that I was into taking pictures.

For some reason my enthusiasm has been tempered. I started concentrating on cataloging what photos we (Farrah and I) have taken, and organizing them on the main web site, [janella.com]. I’m still taking photos here and there. What I am not doing is putting thought into what I am shooting, how I am shooting a certain photo at the time. There are times, for example when Farrah and I went to Yosemite this past year, where I took some time taking photos, composing shots, but I didn’t take that many shots.

Well, I recently ordered a Nikon D-70s. This purchase has gotten me very excited. I’m very very excited!!! I haven’t been this excited since I got my first SLR several years ago. This will be my first DSLR and I hope the experience will be wonderful. I’ve been reading a lot about mega pixels, curves, iTTL, etc. I’ve scoured posts on the [Nikonians.org] web site and have done searches on various equipment. There is a lot of stuff to cover.

So I’ll be mainly writing about my joys and pains with the D-70s, or other camera woes. I might post some test shots here, something not of interest most people who read the main blog. There might be a few cross posts to [janella.com] but I’l try to keep those to a minimum.

What I think I’ll end up doing is just thinking out loud here, venting any frustrations or any new discoveries I make on my quest to be a better photographer!

Now, I just need to wait for the FedEx guy to show up with the package!

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