To celebrate the arrival of my new camera, and the completion of the Endpaper Mitts, I took them down to Rockefeller Center for a little photo shoot. It was a great idea, if I do say so myself: it was a gorgeous autumn day, and only a short walk from my office. Bonus points for choosing a location where I wasn’t the only nutjob pulling a camera out every 5 seconds to take a picture.
Oh. And it was fun too.
This is on the hedges just above the skating rink:
In the background you can just make out (very fuzzily) the workers painting the statue in preparation for the holiday season.
I work 4 short blocks from Rockefeller Center, and this was only the 2nd time in a year I’ve been down there during the day. Really, it was only the thrill of getting to use the camera during daylight hours that prompted me to do it…
I’m wondering if having a (good) camera is kind of like having a dog? We never knew our neighbors or went out for walks around the block before George – but now we’re out 3 times a day and are on a 1st name basis with half the people within a 4 block radius.
This camera has me interacting and looking at the city and my surroundings in a whole new way as well. It’s interesting to think about.
The Camera – Details
The new camera is a Nikon D40. Nothing fancy, just an entry-level DSLR that I was able to pick up on sale. It wasn’t my absolute first choice, but it was on the list of models that I would be happy with, and when I found one in my price range (after 6 months of watching and waiting!) I snapped it up.
Endpaper Mitts – Details
These took about a month to knit, and although I was nervous about the tweed overpowering the pattern, after a good blocking everything cleared up fine. The pattern was great (as per Eunny’s usual), clear, clever, concise, and it’s given me a taste for stranded knitting again.