New Camera and Peonies Shots

I got a new camera! It’s a camera I have wanted for a long time. Well three years feels like a long time when you have a creative yearning to capture images in the way they deserve to be captured and your cheapie camera isn’t doing them justice. I’ve never had an expensive camera. I don’t make major purchases impulsively. I mull them over for a long time, in large part because I don’t have the budget to spend money frivolously. During that time I try to do my research until I have decided which brand, model, etc. to buy. So after three years of waiting, researching and yearning, I finally have my beautiful new Canon EOS camera. I have been playing with it for the past two weeks and I have to tell you, it’s amazing! All the tiny details I could never capture clearly with my old camera are easy to capture now. Yay! So here are some of the shots I took of the heavenly peonies I picked last week.




The bushes were loaded down and overflowing, so much so that I picked enough to fill five different vessels, give away a bouquet and still have tons outside to beautify the yard.


I bought this enamelware coffee percolator at the flea market in March knowing I would put it to use holding various bouquets throughout the year.


I have so much to learn about the camera it’s mind boggling. In the meantime as I experiment with it, taking photos indoors, outdoors, far away and close up, I can tell it’s going to be a game changer for me. I am so excited to use it every opportunity I get. I have more peony shots to show you but I decided to break them up into three different posts to avoid photo (and sensory) overload.


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6 thoughts on “New Camera and Peonies Shots

    1. Thank you Ginene! I used EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens for the first photo and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens for the others.

  1. I’m still learning my Canon EOS that I bought a year ago. I was just studying all the details of these photographs again. The age-worn surfaces of that fabulous bench, the mirror behind it, the wooden bucket and the chair are so wonderful. I just don’t see the same authenticity in the artificially distressed furniture. The story is in the authenticity, I guess. Really nice work, Ann.

    1. I couldn’t agree more about the artificially distressed furniture. Although I have seen a few pieces that were done meticulously well, most of it does nothing for me. :)

  2. These photographs remind me of the realistic still-lifes of the Dutch masters. Gorgeous colors and lighting.

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