Monday, January 21, 2008

Today

...is a momentous day in the history of my life:
three years ago today, my long awaited camera arrived in the mail!!!

I think it was love at first sight. [smile]

I'll never forget that day because it came in the mail just minutes before we had to walk out the door on a trip. I threw everything in a bag to just bring along, but alas -- I couldn't take any pictures or even turn the camera on because I needed to charge the batteries first. It was one long drive of reading the manual, just waiting until I could actually DO something with my new Nikon D70! But once I finally could get it charged and working -- I seriously became addicted.

It is hard to believe that three years have already passed, yet I have found to be very true what Dorthea Lange once stated:

"A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

Oh the joys of being able to live and capture precious moments, remembering the faithfulness of my Lord.

"Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth...He is the Lord our God."
Psalms 105:5, 7

18 comments:

goldfish said...

Aw, I remember taking that picture! :D Congrats on your milestone. It's an important one to remember!! =) I wonder if no memory card or no battery power is worse... I suppose equal, huh? [smile]

miss--me said...

I love that quote! It's so true! I know that since I've gotten my camera the way I look at things is totaly diferent! You just notice how beautiful the things God's created really are! And I havn't even REALY gotten into it yet! I geuss I'm just subconsiously looking for the beauty in things. One day we were watching a movie and at one of the settings I said, "OH that would make such a lovely picture"! : )

Ryebread said...

"'A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.'
Oh the joys of being able to live and capture precious moments, remembering the faithfulness of my Lord."


Amen!

Stephanie said...

Camera's are really fun. You can make so many good memories.

Gem said...

That's great! Three years... wow! I hope it gives many more years of service!!
Wow...

Under Southern Skies said...

I really enjoy viewing all the great pictures that you take, may you continue to use your ability for His glory.

lajiemarie said...

aw, I ditto your third commenter's "Amen"... :) How beautiful and precious. Memories captured in photographs are lasting legacies of Christ's faithfulness. Praise God. :) I love your pictures Bethany, and I'm glad you so love your camera. :) Keep it up!

And so, a very happy camera-versary to you! :)

Blessings in Jesus love to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy for you! Neat quote...blessings to you and your family!

Grace

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Wow, Behtnay, three years; how many pictures? (thousands, millions?) Who took the picture of you and your pet? (camera) It's really great. Your photography is such a blessing to so many people, and it's rare to see someone with such high standards when it comes to photos. A good camera helps, but the most important part....someone behind the camera with a "good eye"!
See you in SC,
Allison Bontrager

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Lovely picture of YOU, Bethany!! (why don't we see those very often?! :))
Thanks so much for all your "camera tips" and for inspiring me by your photography! I've gotten so many ideas from your creative shots and have been so blessed by seeing how you use your gifts to honor and glorify our Creator!
See you soon!! (can hardly wait!!!)
chels

~Tori~ said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Glad you've enjoyed your camera - they're pretty fun! You're a great photographer - I've thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures you've posted thus far, and look forward to future pictures! :)

abi said...

What would this be?? Happy camera birthday?? What a blessing it has been to see you using your talents for the Lord! Keep up the 'good work'!

And by the way, did anyone ever tell you that you're a blessing?! ;) Well...YOU ARE...so now somebody did! HUGS!

AJ said...

You take such good pictures!

Johan said...

That quote is so true! And, as you said, cameras are extremely addicting (or at least my Canon EOS 10D is)!

BrittLeigh said...

AW! Once in love always in love :). Happy Birthday to your camera ;)

Esther said...

Congratulations on three years of "Nikon-moments" There's so much you can do on them that there's always something new to learn!
God bless you.

DUSTYNNE said...

Happy 3rd Cama-versary, Bethany!!!

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

I enjoyed this story! What anticipation! The beauty of God's Creation is all around us, and you are able to capture it in your camera -- from your baby sister to the delicate flowers!