1.09.2009

Did I mention that I LOVE my new camera and telephoto lens?

and I also love the Huntington Gardens.
Since we were headed there today with friends, I knew there would be all sorts of fun photo ops. The beautiful scenery, cute kids, and awesome camera did not dissapoint!

Caden:
Lucy:
Kamdyn
Most of the outing was spent like this: Lucy following Caden, or Caden following Lucy (and often getting into trouble on the edge of a huge lake)
The Chinese Garden
...not to be confused with our next stop at the Japanese gardens. Our whole group: Megan with Caden and Eli, Annie with Camdyn, and Lucy (and Owen, somewhere):This is one of my favorite pictures of the day. How beautiful is Annie? And I love those colors:
There were all sorts of Coi Fish in the little river and all three kids thought it a great idea to hang over the bridge and point them out. Glad no one fell in!
Oddly enough, there were tons of Asian tourists in both Asian gardens. Wonder if they found it all ho-hum....or spot-on:
We finished our outing at the Children's, Secret Garden where there were all sorts of water pots and fountains to splash in. It was perfect on a surprisingly hot January day. Owen was ultimately happy and was completely drenched by the time we left:
I love my Canon Rebel! (and I love these cute kids)

25 comments:

Ryan & Holly Willard said...

What amazing pictures, I love your camera too. I'm so jealous of the warm weather.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous pictures!! I love your camera too...I want one! How fun.

the bates motel said...

nice pics! it makes me think maybe i should start using our nicer camera. i'm just a little intimidated by it.

Jessica said...

Those are great pics! Dave has a great camera, I just don't know anything about it.

Darci said...

I love your new camera too. So fun.

dietcokegrrl said...

WOW! I can see a huge difference in these pics!! (I guess for the price--you would hope so, huh?) AWESOME camera!! And glad you guys got out to enjoy the beautiful weather!

megan said...

rub it in, rub it in...just kidding. thanks for getting some fun pictures!! I REALLY have camera envy going on :-) and I think my favorite picture of the day is definitely the one of owen with the water droplets in the air. And annie looks gorgeous in her pic as well! thanks for hanging with us!

teresa said...

Yeah... you're pretty much putting my little elph to shame. But happy for you!

kristena marie said...

Great pictures! Man am I crushing on your camera right now. :)

Jean said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE your new camera!!! Your pictures were amazing, and now they're even more spectacular. Woohoo!!

gunnfam said...

You are the ulitmate photographer. Mostly because you're a mom and totally busy with two little ones, but take the time to take all these incredible pictures! Granted having a nice camera helps, but it's totally you. Way to go Dana!

Saunja said...

GREAT pictures!

Nat said...

I've always loved your photography skills, and now I'm even more in awe!! What a great investment! You know you've just become the designated photographer for all our outings. :)

Camille said...

Wow. Your camera takes great pictures!! I'm sure the photographer had something to do with it to. : ) But seriously, the clarity is great on those pic w/the telephoto lens. I'm glad you're liking it. I love that pic of Lucy doing the funny face and those pics of Owen in the water. Too cute!!!

Camille said...

Wow. Your camera takes great pictures!! I'm sure the photographer had something to do with it to. : ) But seriously, the clarity is great on those pic w/the telephoto lens. I'm glad you're liking it. I love that pic of Lucy doing the funny face and those pics of Owen in the water. Too cute!!!

Annie Koop said...

Hey, Thanks for coming to the Gardens with us. And especially Thanks for the awesome pictures!!! I love the picture of Kamdyn that you were able to capture. It definitely makes me want to get a nicer camera now!!! We will definitely have to do that again sometime.

Sherry Carpet said...

i love lucy's "going somewhere" look...leaning forward with her hair blowing back. she's got things to do!

sachia said...

Your like a mom /paparatzi all in one! Fantastic photos! So glad your enjoying your new love of taking photos!!!! I love taking photos of my baby. Best pastime! Love the dripping water pics of Owen!!!!!

Shelley said...

What gorgeous pictures. And as to your question about the Asian gardens, I think that the Huntington's Asian garden is prettier than any I've seen in Japan-- and we've done our share of visiting the gardens around here. It's WAY prettier than the gardens at the imperial palace.

The Burnham Bunch said...

ok i think you've convinced me. These are awesome.

Pretty Jane said...

Notes to self: MUST get SLR camera. MUST move to SoCal and enjoy fantastic weather year-round (it's beautiful here, and we very nearly have seasons, but we're sure not wearing short sleeves in January!!).

Diane and Andrew said...

Wow. Those pictures are great!

Anne said...

You are SO talented!! I can't wait to see more. It helps when you have adorably cute subjects like your darling kiddos!

(I got a wide angle lens for my Nikon for Christmas but I'm still trying to figure it out.)

Tracey said...

LOVE your photos, Dana! You need a tut. on your photography skills! :)

Fernando said...

You are a way better photographer than me...I really should practice more w/ my Rebel Xsi. Any tips/tricks/books I should read?