Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Dreamed A Dream

 

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OK ladies…I had the dream of all dreams!  In it I was the owner of all of these beauties.  Can you imagine? Too bad I had to wake up and realize it was just a dream.

 

 

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Well…a girl can still dream… right?  But, last weekend one dream did come true for me.   My sweet friend, neighbor and fellow phototog Debra went went me to the  Imaging USA Expo in New Orleans.

 

 

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Talk about fun.  We walked around and saw so many amazing booths, all filled with everything a photographer would need.

 

 

 

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We also got to see several booths of company’s we knew and have worked with or would love to work with.

 

 

 

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Of course I was tempted more then once to make a purchase or two.  Oh they had the cutest camera straps at Adorama!

 

 

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One of the last places we visited was Borrowed Lens.  I really love this company.  I’ve rented several lenses from them.  Debra caught this precious expression on my son’s face when he saw how  HUGE the lens on this camera was!  He just could not get over it.  In case you’re wondering, you can buy this lens for $10,000 dollars, or rent it for $250.00 a week.  Not bad if you’re going to the Super Bowl or a safari in Africa! 

 

Well…it’s now time to wake up!

41 comments:

Melanie said...

Mouth watering.... I would be in heaven there! What fun you ladies must have had, & your real life friends w/ Deb... yay! Those are adorable straps, btw!

Lizzi said...

Sounds like a photographer's dream!

Denise said...

Hahah!! I loved that first photo of the lenses...I was busting up...

Light Trigger said...

first shot is amazing! I'd dream about having all lenses in world! lol

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Donna said...

I LOVE your dream!!!! Wow. I never knew there could be a lens so big. It looks like a telescope!!

Sarah Huizenga said...

That is a true dream to have all those lenses!

Southern Gal said...

WHat a dream!

I guess I haven't been reading long enough or closely enough, but I didn't realize you two were neighbors!

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

Whao..those are really mouth watering pieces of camera equipment. I need to get myself a DSLR first before getting such fancy stuff.

Danelle said...

This is the best interpretation of this week's theme! And I love the expression on your son's face at the sight of that enormous lens.

Tiffany said...

What a dream....I am dreaming I was there with you and Deb, looks like such a fun day. I really like those camera straps:)

Tiffany

Tonya said...

AWESOME, Susan! It looks like you guys had so much fun. Learning how to get around my camera and edit pictures needs to be my next big goal.. I'm just LOVING all of your beautiful photos! I also LOVE that expression on Jordan's face. Oh, my, that boy is just PRECIOUS! (We miss him so!) I think it's about time to start trying to talk Jordan into coming up and spending some time with his Mississippi family. Yes, hunting season is almost over so everything is pretty much back to normal here. (As normal as normal can be when it comes to my family.. HA!)

We love and miss you bunches!

Skye said...

Ah yes... so you have a similar dream, incredible expensive lenses LOL. Someone actually told me about renting a good lense for vacation and I'm going to do it this year! Maybe not that one for $10,000 LOL! Maybe a wee bit smaller haha!

Laine said...

Wow, that would be a dream come to have all of those lenses! =) And that is so cool that you were able to go to the Imaging Expo. So neat! And that lens..whoa!! I think I'd be afraid to hold it, lol! =)

Kristal said...

What a cool expo to go too! That lens is amazing and I love borrowed lens!

Sarah said...

How fun! That lens is CRAZY big! :)

kelly said...

love the shot of the camera store window! i too am dreaming of upgrading on day, but i also dream of paying for my daughter's college education, LOL. so it can wait. :)

julie in memphis said...

Oooh, what a sweet dream! :)

Christine said...

Seriously, my heart stopped. All those lenses...

That expo looks like the next best thing, being able to walk around and drool. I probably would've wandered around for days! Thanks for sharing your dream. :)

Christine

Sara said...

I thought about a lens dream too. So many red rings, so little time (and money)! Love the shots from Imaging; so fun!

Darci said...

Hi Susan! I laughed hysterically, as this would be my nightmare! ha! Really, my hubby bought me these 3 expensive and fancy lens, along with this fancy camera, and I'm strugglign to read DSLR for dummies and figure it all out. I love photography, but have been an auto click girl, but I'm growing. My pics don't reflect much growth yet, but progress :)
HOwever, I totally need a cool strap! I'd take that pink one, ha! I'm sure i'd take better pics and learn faster if I had it. :)
Sweet Blessings,
darci

LIESL said...

Wow, that's a massive lens. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Angie said...

Susan! What a fabulous post and AMAZING photographs! I like the way you DREAM! :) That EXPO looked incredible - and ALL those LENSES!!! That's one of my dreams, too!! ALL those LENSES!! ;)

keri said...

Oh, I loved reading that post! I share your dream, for sure. Great photos!

kimmyskids said...

That sounds like a fab expo! That lens! Whoa baby!

Stacey said...

Great photo with all those dreamy lenses! That super extra crazy large one in the last photo is wild...was it heavy?

Tracey N. said...

Love the artsy camera straps! I still have my stock canon strap (embarrassed to say) I will have to check them out. Wow! What a lens! Wouldnt be out walking around with that huge honking lens....lol. One can always dream.

deb duty said...

Your pic of the lenses came out perfectly! I love the background! Remember, I was busy taking photos of you taking photos! It sure was a fun day! You can see the guy taking video of you and Jordan in the photo of y'all!

Dusty Coyote said...

Great pictures and yes, great expression on your son's face! I love the reflections in the glass box covering the lenses.

Chelsea said...

Love your dream and love your pictures! That must have been so much fun!

Stampmouse said...

Ohhhh lucky you sounds like a great time. That last picture is great

anu said...

What a huge lens! Loved your son's expression. It sounds like you had a lot of fun at the expo.

Tara said...

THAT LENS IS HUGE! WOW!

Connie Smiley said...

That sure looks like fun, Susan. You had a bevy of photographers drooling!

Corinne said...

Oh yes. I would love to have all the beauties in the first photo! As well as all the cool stuff at the Expo, Living in Houston, how could I have missed such a fun trip? I love your dream. Thanks for sharing!

Trish said...

He He He, looks like you guys had lots of fun!! At least dreaming is free hey!!

Lynn said...

Know that the Lord is always there for you! Praying hard!
2 Samuel 22:2-3, 7 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (7) In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
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snapshots2011 said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! I'd be tempted to make a purchase or two...or three....and maybe that huge lens? Hehe

Lynn said...

Praying right now!
Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
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Lynn said...

And how do you hold that camera with that lens?! It's HUGE!
Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Isaiah 53:4-6 ¶Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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Lynn said...

Christ suffered in our place that we might have the hope of Heaven! Always praying!
Isaiah 53:11-12 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
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Rose's Daughter said...

My mouth is watering looking at the lens! And the camera straps! Looks like so much fun!