Cameras and Shoes

This is one of the last images I had taken with David’s Canon 40d.   I reluctantly returned it to him yesterday after having used it since August.  But, I didn’t hang my head for long because my new NIKON D90 arrived later in the afternoon!!  

I spent hours reading the owner’s manual and then playing with all of the unfamiliar buttons and settings.  I am in love!!  Now to start accumulating the new lenses I want…

So, back to this picture.  High above the Seattle street, the irretrievable shoes kicked the wind.   These look like perfectly good shoes, which makes me wonder if an angry mother later beat some barefoot child and sent him to bed without supper for throwing them over this cable?



19 comments on “Cameras and Shoes”
  1. Congratulations on your new camera! Wishing you many happy hours taking photographs with it.

    You did take some wonderful shots with that Canon. Can’t imagine why you’d think a Nikon would be better! 😉

    1. Oh, this Nikon will get plently of use, Lisa. 🙂

      I did like David’s Canon – I think it just comes back to Nikon being my first good point and shoot, and I just got used to how the controls were set up and the photo quality. Really, if someone would have handed me a Canon and said keep it, I would have!

  2. Nice shot! I hope you enjoy the new camera, getting to learn new controls and features is always half the fun 🙂

    1. Thanks, Mike! I agree – the learning process is a lot of fun.

  3. I actually like those Van’s alot! Congrats on the new camera! I have a Canon but have read alot about Nikons. Im looking forward to your pictures to come!

    1. Thank you, Morgan – I was able to test out the Nikon today but am looking forward to an entire weekend to play with it!

  4. Mike says:

    Nice shot, and congrats on the new camera!

    1. Thanks – now to get that 18-200 mm!!

  5. Jan says:

    Lovely photograph!
    Jolene, and enjoy the new Nikon! As well as the new lenses to come.
    I added you to my blogroll, if it is OK with you?

    1. Hi Jan – thanks for the comment, and yes – I’m flattered that you would add me to your blogroll! 🙂

  6. I often wonder why people throw their shoes up on the lines…crazy especially considering how much shoes cost these days! Looking forward to seeing the d90 images. 😀

    1. Hi

      In Dublin and some other cities around the world it is code for location of potential site for drug deal or location of drugs..

      1. I had no idea, Paul! Now I’m starting to think of other places I’ve seen shoes strewn over cables and powerlines…you might be onto something there.

    2. Let the Canon vs. Nikon wars begin…Muhahaha. Just kidding. You know I loved your 40d, but there’s just something about Nikon for me. I think it just goes back to a Nikon being my first real camera and all.

  7. Congrads on the camera! I was going to post David Busch’s book too, but then I see Emily already did that. Enjoy it. Looking forward to seeing your next shots.

    1. Thank you, Martina – I’m looking forward to actually getting to try it out this weekend.

  8. Emily Gooch says:

    Great shot Jolene! Can’t understand why anyone would want to throw away perfectly good looking shoes. Although, I have to admit; I didn’t like to wear shoes when I was young kid and actually got beat for being barefoot. Though, I did get to eat supper. 😉

    1. Emily Gooch says:

      P.S. Welcome to Nikon D90 club! I knew you would love it. Here is a book that’s a lot more useful than the annoying manual your camera came with. David Busch’s Nikon D90 guide book. It tells you everything and more about the camera. They sell it at

      1. Thanks, Emily! I’ll check that guide book out. Also, what lens have you been using on your Nikon? You take such crisp, clear photos.

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