Saturday, August 23, 2014

My New Camera and a Giveaway!

For the past year or so, I've worked a ton of hours at work.  (You can probably tell since my blog posts are not as frequent anymore!)  Recently, I had to either use or lose vacation hours.  My company has an option to sell vacation time.  I sold a week, and instead of that money just going in the general fund of 'what did we spend that on?', I bought a nice camera.  I'd been thinking about getting one for quite some time, but was a little afraid of being a beginner with a big camera that I didn't know how to operate.  I ended up with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i.  It came with a couple of lenses, some accessories and a great manual.  I read through it and got started.  OMG!  Now I know what I'd been missing all those years!  Such clarity in my pictures that I'd never had before. 

A beautiful hummingbird coming to eat.

This pesky wasp was really annoying the hummingbird!

I think it's almost time for this baby to learn to fly!

Right outside my front door one night.  We have the most incredible sunsets here!

I love taking pictures of my flowers too!
Now onto the GIVEAWAY!
The folks at Easy Canvas Prints gave me a 16x20 Canvas Print to create and review.  And they're giving one lucky reader a free 16x20 Canvas too!
Here's the picture I started with.  I went to their website, downloaded my picture, went through the options and I was done!  I received an email as soon as my print was on the way.  All of it was so easy! 
I originally put it in this frame and hung it.  I loved it!!  (until....)
Until I had it made into a Canvas Print!  It is stunning!
 I love that you have the option to get the print to continue on the sides. 

How can you win an Easy Canvas Print?
  • You must be a follower of my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me what type of picture you'd make into an Easy Canvas Print  (one entry per person please)
  • And that's it!  I'll be picking a winner on Friday, August 29, 2014 using Random Number Generator 
Thanks for your visit!  And Good Luck in the Giveaway!
I am linking to the following parties:

Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home



  1. So pretty!! I took out my big camera the other day and the last pictures on there were from August of last year! Disgraceful! I need to start using it more - pictures are definitely much better clarity!

  2. Pam,
    What a beautiful picture you had done. I would have a family picture done if I won and yes...I follow you:)


  3. I blown up photo of my 4 chihuahuas in a group shot :)

  4. Leslie:
    I can never have enough pictures of my granddaughter.

  5. Mine is about four years old or more, so you have the brand spanking new one! You're going to love it.

  6. What a great giveaway! I'm a follower and I would have a family picture done.

  7. you took right to that camera, lovely photos. I have a photo of my grandgirl, she's three, it's a candid shot of her turning her head, has that Marilyn Monroe look to it. I would love a canvas print of that.

  8. Love all your photos - especially the sunset.

    I'm a new follower, and if I won the canvas print, I would have a landscape of one of my favorite lake road trips made.

  9. Lovely pics!

  10. I am a new follower and newlywed! My husband and I have been renovating our new house! I would get a print of our wedding!

  11. Living in the Pacific NW, which has so many beautiful landscapes, I would love seeing one of those pictures on canvas.

  12. Great pictures and work. It will really help to decorate rooms. Thanks for sharing ideas.

  13. Great pictures Pam! I'm sure I would use it for one of our daughters wedding pictures. Love yours, just beautiful!

  14. Hi Pam! I think I would probably pick a family portrait, but who knows, I may just have you send me the copy of your pic that you had done- that beautiful sunset that you get there in Utah! ; )
    Your new pictures are great. What a novel idea about reading the manual. I might have to try that someday. Ha Ha!

  15. I have the same Canon camera as you. I LOVE it! I have a photo of a rare yellow lady slipper flower that is gorgeous. The photo was taken on a vacation on Mackinac Island soon after getting my camera. I would love to have this photo printed on canvas.


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