Next to some good light:
And outside! Yes, I finally ventured out to see what some natural light would do:
Yep, still has a cute nose.
Yep, still has a cute nose.
So then our friend Charlie and his dog Kevin came over for a surprise visit. Do you remember this post with the adorable puppy? That's Kevin but now he's WAY bigger than Henry and I don't think our little guy liked being the runt this time around:)
I force the boys to take a walk before the sunset, but the good light was pretty much gone already. Isn't winter depressing? And don't Nate and Charlie looks like a happily married gay couple?
I can't wait to play with this one in Photoshop, but right now I'm staying away from the editing process while I learn the camera. The editing stuff is a whole other beast and I need to stay focused right now [no pun intended].
They honored my wishes and began a [friendly] dog fight, just so I could play with different shutter speeds. I love how Henry is literally holding Kevin's paw in his mouth here.
We went for a walk in one of the nicest neighborhoods in our area. I can picture us living here, can't you?
Or here...I mean if you forced me to live there, I could survive. Is it creepy that I took pictures of random mansions? Probably. But I was ready for a still subject at this point.
So then, the big decision was which camera bag to buy. I always thought I'd buy a girlie, fun-printed bag like the fabulous Shootsac, but I can't justify spending that kind of money right now. Nate, however, had different ideas: he wanted us to get an ultra-masculine, outdoorsy bag such as one from Lowepro. There is absolutely nothing wrong with those bags but they are just so plain and not me.
We debated on this for awhile and it almost got ugly. I personally think I'll be the one to use the camera the most and therefore I should have the biggest pull with this purchase. I doubt Nate will be strutting around the city, toting our camera in a girlie bag without me. He says it could happen and doesn't want to sport a bright pink floral print, although I can't imagine why not. I'm trying very hard not to be selfish with our new purchase and I've avoided saying, "It's MY camera that I bought with MY 'fun money' account...I earned it!!! Lay off!! Sigh.
Since marriage is all about compromise we settled for this adorable, custom made, padded bag from Etsy seller Wicked Stitch Designs.
But in this gender-neutral pattern. It was literally the ONLY one out of 1000s that we could agree upon, you guys.
If I had my way, I would have gone for one of these 'designer' patterns in a heartbeat:
But the green will do, I suppose. Since the bag is custom made it will take a full three weeks to arrive, and in the meantime I will continue the Crazy Tourist look with my camera hung around my neck.
Oh, and I'll still be putzing around with the new addition, too. I love it. So much fun.