Back in 2010 I started taking pictures every day in a challenge called Project 365. You can see some of my artsy fartsy pictures by clicking on the label "Project 365" over in the right column of my blog. :o) Photography.... capturing a moment, framing a scene, and learning camera settings has been an interest of mine for a long time.
I have researched DSLR cameras and Nikon and Canon are neck and neck. Right now this is the camera I want: Nikon D5100. It's a great beginner's camera and has a swivel LCD screen that appeals to me. I have been asking friends tons of questions and was all set to buy it but....
... I just don't have peace about it. Jay has set up "guilt free" spending accounts for us and although I have called it my "kitchen fund" for ages now, I can use it for whatever I want. So I have enough saved for a new camera BUT I just feel like I need to wait a bit longer.
There is no logical explanation for this. With all the Autumn colors, I've been itching to just drive around with a great camera and take pics. I reallllllly want to capture a sunset. Here's a sunset that teased me through the trees at soccer practice on Tuesday night. I want to find a great landscape or body of water and capture the sun setting over that with all the brilliant Autumn colors glowing. *sigh*
But I keep thinking I should wait in case a great deal comes up before Christmas. Maybe I'll go out shopping on my first Black Friday!
I believe in the power of prayer and that we can take all requests to God. He probably doesn't care what kind of camera I get but I do believe He can give me wisdom and peace when it comes to making decisions. So with that... I am sitting tight, praying and waiting til it's CRYSTAL clear that the time is right.