Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm going back to the start

Dress: Arpeja, vintage, thrifted;
Sweater, belt: Ann Taylor Loft;
Boots: Target.

I bought a new camera over the weekend (an Olympus FE-4030), and these are my first photos with it! It'll take some getting used to in understanding it. This is going to sound weird, but I feel like I had my own language and relationship with my old camera, in that I not only understood all its settings, but I knew what to do when it wasn't working the right way. When I took pictures with the new one, I kept getting frustrated when I didn't know which settings were where, and the changing light settings (it was partly cloudy) only exacerbated things. I can already say that I love my new one, and that there is much more clarity in the photos than the ones produced with my older one, but I am still learning. I cannot wait until I understand its language!

It has been raining non-stop here. I put on my cheeriest, most ruffly outfit to combat the mucky weather. I have hesitated in the past to pair this sweater and this dress together, because it seems like confectionary overload, but this week I couldn't resist looking like funfetti. Again.

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23 comments:

  1. I love the new camera, too! I always love your photos because the scenery is just so beautiful.

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  2. Personally, I love some funfetti.

    But I think the sweater works with the dress because although it has ruffles, it's a very subdued neutral tone. It lets the dress funfettize-through. [the verb form of funfetti is funfettize, right? or just funfet...]

    Either way, it looks lovely :-)

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  3. Congrats on the new camera

    I don't think your outfit is too much, I like the ruffles and the dress :)

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  4. yay for a new camera! so fun learning all the settings.

    and i love me some funfetti. my birthday is tomorrow and my parents asked what kind of cake i wanted... i said funfetti. haha! (really, i just want to eat the frosting. cake isn't necessary.)

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  5. The new camera does wonders for the colors in your dress! :) You look awesome. I'm loving this sweater with the dress- and the little red belt looks awesome, too! I covet your boots! :)

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  6. I think the sweater and dress are a perfect match.

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  7. Congrats on the new camera! The combination of the sweater and dress is fantastic-- you come up with such great matches.

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  8. Oh yay for a new camera! I love the outfit, even if it is funfetti overload. :) It's sunny here today.. too sunny. Ha ha. I complain too much about the sun... but I'm desperately hoping the weather will cool down. Happy Monday JoAnn!

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***Swing by to enter my giveaway! :)

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  9. Cute! Love the floral dress!

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  10. I love this outfit!! The ruffles, and the flowers, and the colors - it's all the best things combined in a way that's perfectly fun without being overwhelming. A+ in my book. And the new camera looks great too, how exciting!

    (Also can I steal some of your rain? It is way too hot here.)

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  11. You must live in an amazingly beautiful neighbourhood because your photos always have these beautiful backdrops! nicely done :)

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  12. Love the ruffle-y outfit AND the photos. New cameras are exciting but definitely very frustrating, I am still getting used to mine after two months!

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  13. YOu look great hunnie...and its not weird at all about the camera...you got used to a certain way of doing things.....youll get used to this new one too:)

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  14. What a fun way to get through a dreary day :)

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  15. Ooh lucky! I love the sweater with the dress!

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  16. Woah, these photos ARE fantastic. And I am particularly smitten with that outfit!

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  17. You look great. I love the look of a floral dress with tall brown riding boots!

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  18. Love love your boots! Also the dress and cardie are so gorgeous.
    Good luck for figuring out your new camera.

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  19. Congrats on the new camera and good luck as you learn to use it! I think your pictures are stunning, as always.

    And those boots are perfect with your dress. Very cute!

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  20. Love this dress and sweater combo. Great way to transition the floral piece into the fall. And the camera looks like it takes great pictures. - Katy

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  21. How weird that I was listening to Coldplay when I read this post.
    I love this outfit!!! You look absolutely darling, in a good way :)

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  22. I seriously love that sweater! It totally works with that dress, or really anything! And now it's almost too hot again to wear it! Ugh!

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  23. Joann, WE HAVE THE SAME CAMERA!! HAHAHAHA!!! What color are yours?? I have the pink one hihi. How about we do a post using the "magic" setting. I like the lomo effect of the Pin Hole and the crazy photos of fish eye hahaha

    You'll get the hang of it although I haven't really used some of the features yet :( or explored it actually. hmmm have you tried the panorama??

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