Friday, May 10, 2013

May Photo Challenge: Week 1

    Hi, all! Dachshund Mommy here with week one of the May Photo A Day Challenge, hosted by Fat Mum Slim. But before I show you this week's results, I want to update on the camera issues I told y'all about yesterday.

     As of this post (I'm writing this on Thursday night), I have yet to hear back from Nikon's customer service. I've dealt with them before, and while I got a fairly speedy response it was very rude and unhelpful. Grrr....
Depending on if Nikon can/will do anything about it, I'm pretty much certain I'm going to have to replace my current D3100. Since cameras aren't cheap, I've decided I'm just going to use my D3100 (only setting it's working in is auto/no flash) and save up for a new camera. I think I'm going to stay with Nikon; after many questions and much poking around, I think the issue with my camera is just a fluke, and Nikon's durability beats Canon. I also much prefer the feel of Nikon in my hands vs. Canon. The Nikon vs. Canon debate is one of the hottest debates among the photography community, and I think I've picked my side.

     The fun part in all this mess is looking at different cameras. I'm debating between the D3100, the D3200 and the D5100. If anyone has any experience with the D3200 or D5100, please let me know in a comment!
Another cool thing is Sam's Club currently has a pretty good deal on the D3100; you get the camera body, 18-55mm lens, 55-200mm lens, battery, charger, memory chip,  instructional DVD (which I don't need) and a carrying bag for $600.

     Now that that's over, here's the photo challenge! Sadly, all were taken in auto, and not by my choice. :( Which of these is your favorite, and why?

Dachshund Mommy

Day 1: I bought this!
Day 2: Morning ritual 
They're not the cutest PJ's, but they're seriously comfy! Excuse Nola's tail and leg.

Day 3: This is really good!
Both the photo and the subject ;)

Day 4: In my cup
Day 5: Paper
Day 6: Broken
Day 7: Something beginning with "F"


  1. That does sound like a good deal at Sam's Club. For this week's pick, I am going with Day 3: This is really good! That whole photo shoot really wow-ed me.

  2. Wishing you best with the camera search! Great pictures despite your problems! Lee and Phod

  3. It's a tie for me between Day 3 and Day 6...of course Nola is lovely but there's something about the textures of the leaf and the distressed wood that i like a lot

  4. Nice works there Nola! I hope you gets fantastic new camera. Mama works at library, so of course my favorite is #5.


  5. I love the "broken" leaf. And Nola of course. That sounds like a great deal at Sams club.

  6. This modern technology world we live in. Never fails, if you own it, it will break!

    Of course, ANY picture of little Miss Nola is beautiful! But we also love the sunflower.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. Oh we loved the broken, and of course Nola! You always take good pictures, for sure!
    stella rose

  8. What a lovely collection of art work. We are all agog that the paper photograph has the word Kitty printed on it. That makes it our favorite, though they are all very tasteful and intriguing. The right camera is so very important to a good photo shoot. Very nice shots here, darling.
    Little Pinches,
    Shelldon, Beachnut, Oceana

  9. Beautiful Day-3 picture of Nola!

  10. All great. I really like the "broken."

  11. Last night we saw a Nikon Advertisement and thought of you.

  12. I like 4 and 7 this week. Love sunflowers and the drink looks very refreshing.
    Lynne x

  13. We like the cup--cant' think of a reason.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. I like the leaf with the hole. Just so real.

  15. Dachshund Mommy....
    My favorite is Day 6: Broken. ;)
    And, by the way? Because I am a pain in the ass, I'm going to point this out. Sunflower does not start with an "F". Hee, hee, hee.... ;op

  16. I love #3 because Nola looks especially pretty. I like 4 cause it made my mouth water and the last one with the flower.

    Loveys Sasha

  17. Love the picture of Nola. I'm surprised she was only in one photo this week!

  18. I'm sorry to hear about your camera troubles! That really sucks. I hope you're able to get a new one soon. That deal at Sam's Club is awesome! Gotta love Sam's Club.
    I love pictures three and seven! Beautiful. :)

    Marquie, Lassie & Petal

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