Friday, October 17, 2008

Something Found

This summer, I lost my new camera lens.

It was so wonderful, and I got such a good deal on it. It was a Sigma 70-300mm Macro AF-S for my Nikon DD40--which means in non-camera-geek language--a sweet lens under $300!!
So anyway, yeah I totally lost it. I remembered the last time I had it (taking kids to camp), but everything was fuzzy after that. Well, after quite a search, I gave up. My husband said we couldn't afford a new one. Man.... I continued to look them up online, drooling, wishing, conspiring, hoping I would see one on ebay for $50 or something (yeah, right...)

Well, yesterday I found it. The story of its discovery is too long (and disgusting) maybe I'll share it for another blog. But--suffice it to say I decided to clean out my pantry, top to bottom with bleach, and that's where I found it.

Yes, in my pantry, in a bag of cooler-bags. Someone must've mistaken the lens case for a cooler..(???)

In honor of my found lens, Here's a picture I took with it:

Now, why I love the lens: There's some technical word for it, but beside the fact that it can zoom in from really far away, I love the effect it has where the background is REALLY blurry. It makes your subject stand out so awesome-ly. it.


  1. That is a fabulous picture. You really have a gift Mary.
    I am glad you found your lens. I want to hear the story... maybe next blog?

  2. I am SO glad that you found that lens! I look forward to seeing more great pictures in the future.

  3. Murry, I'm soooo glad, too. Bethany, thanks for the compliment. Umm....maybe I'll share that story ONE DAY!

  4. WOW!!! THAT is an AWESOME picture! I love it! No wonder you were so sad over losing it. GLAD you found it.