Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mr. Concrete Knows How To Say "Happy Anniversary"!!

Up until this moment, 95% of the pictures I've taken for this blog have been shot with my iPhone.
A few of the pics in my first posts were taken with an old point-and-shoot camera, but it didn't take long to realize that my iPhone (plus some creative editing) produced WAY better images than that poor old thing.

Pathetic, I know.

Another tidbit of interesting info is that up until a few weeks ago, Mr. Concrete hadn't read a single word, or looked at a single photo on this little blog.

When I'd ask him, he'd just say something like, "why read about it when I've watched you do everything on the kitchen counter?"
I'll admit the man had a point.

Maybe it was the many hours he spent waiting for me to come to bed while I edited crappy photos.
Or it could've been the teensy amount of griping I rarely did about my need for a better camera... but Mr. Concrete figured it out!

Today is our 17th Wedding Anniversary, and I came home from work Friday to find THIS on my nightstand!

A Canon Rebel T3i DSLR camera!


What an amazingly sweet man I have!!

I've basically spent the last 2 days playing and learning.
I can now say words like Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO and have an actual clue what they kind-of mean. (except I just typed iOS instead of ISO... what can I say, I'm an Apple/Mac girl)

So without further ado, here's some of the shots I've played around with this weekend.
With absolutely NO editing!
Please be kind.
I'm a DSLR newbie. :)

My Little Man in his Bane Halloween Costume... I know, a bit disturbing!

I'm super excited to experience the joy of taking pics with a camera that doesn't interrupt my latest pic with a text! 

Thanks for such a sweet and unexpected Anniversary present babe! (even though it may be 3 months, or never, till you read this :)


  1. Oh, you lucky devil, you!! This is what I want for Santa this year! The pics that you took are sooo good, especially since you didn't edit them!

  2. How totally sweet!!!!!!!! He's a good hint picker upper. :)

  3. Ok, comment attempt case comment attempt #1 shows up...I would ask for this for Christmas but I really want the silhouette first. Hmm...perhaps next year, or our anniversary/valentines day!

  4. Too bad you can't get pictures of the concrete man himself.

  5. What a great anniversary present! (Happy Anniversary!) And the pictures look great. Have fun!

  6. That's exactly what I have and LOVE it! What a good man! Happy anniversary!!

  7. What a nice surprise. I Think you like it. haha. Nice pics. Have fun. Nice hubby.

  8. Congrats on you anniversary! And you're gonna LOVE that camera!!! That's the one my husband bought me for Christmas last year, and it takes fantastic pictures! It's also pretty easy to use! Have fun with it!!

  9. Oh Neener!!! Congratulations! You're going to be teaching all of us a thing or two about your DSLR!!! I'm so excited to see what you do with it!!! Love and Kisses my friend!

  10. Hi Jeannine, I am IN LOVE with this knockoff! I'm Pinning it for "some day". How absolutely clever! And this is my first visit to your blog, but I already hate you. A Canon Rebel T3i?? Yeah, I pretty much hate you a lot. I guess I'll have to start following you now. Can't wait to explore some more on your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. :)

  11. Hmmm...I guess I wandered a little too far down the page when I posted this was supposed to be about the PB lamp knockoff! Okay, I guess it was about both, but just in case you're wondering. I'm a little flaky sometimes. And I still hate you. :)


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