I got a new camera! {+ pHOTO DUMP}

Hello, my friends!

Just a few days ago, I finally decided to splurge and buy a new camera! The camera I’ve been using is getting quite old (15 years, in fact. o.O), and even though I love it and am super comfortable with it, it was time for an upgrade. And so that’s how I came to be the owner of a Canon EOS Rebel T7 DLSR!

Anyway, I tried it out and definitely noticed an improvement in the lighting, clarity, and focus of these photos. I’m curious to see if you guys notice too or if it’s just me as the photographer. Let’s find out!

We’ll start with a few zinnias. They are slowly beginning to die with the come of fall and cooler weather, and I was glad to snap a few shots before they are gone for good.

I’d never seen white zinnias before this summer, but apparently, they do exist because we have plenty of them in our flower garden? They are so pretty, either way!

I love how sharp and clear this red zinnia is – it was one of the few that we have that are standing up straight since all of the other flowers are leaning to get the sunlight. 😂

This odd yellow-weed has been growing in our garden and in a lot of other places around our property. Mom was going to pull it but then it got quite tall and she was interested to see how it would flower. It’s quite pretty, in my opinion!

These flowers are so gorgeous – I love the rainy green atmosphere to this photo; it makes the orange of the flowers a lot brighter, I think.

So pretty. ❤

If you look closely, you can see all of the leaves that are slowly turning color mixed in with the green ones – Fall is on its way! We’ve had a lot of cooler weather lately, and it definitely feels quite fall-like out.

Because we’re on the subject of autumn and leaves falling. . . I absolutely love the lighting on this photo and the colors on the leaves.

This one leaf had so many holes, my goodness. I love seeing how different leaves are and how they vary in color, size, and so much else.

Another smattering of fall leaves I collected! Soon, we’ll have enough to start making our annual leaf pile, except we’re still waiting on the maple trees for that. . .

Onto a different subject! A spider. 😜 This guy was crawling on one of the zinnias.

This zinnia’s colors were so pretty. ❤ I love the lighting and the fall colors in this picture.

This flower too. ❤ The pink-purple color is gorgeous, and then with the green of the leave in the background adds to it.

Ooh, I love this one too! My fingers seem to be neon pink though, if you look closely. . .? Welp, that’s odd. XD

I had never seen small zinnias before this summer – Mom and I were both quite surprised since some of the zinnias from the same seeds were large and normal, too. It’s odd but the small ones are so cute!

This zinnia is so tiny and cute. 😂

Mercy came outside and walked around with me, and while she was climbing the tree, I got a few shots of her! She had the brilliant idea to use this leaf as a prop. . . 😅 😂

There we go! What did you guys think? I definitely noticed a bit of change while photographing these, but it seemed to be a much larger change once I uploaded all the photos and looked at them closer.

Which was your favorite photo? What do you think about spiders? Are you looking forward to Autumn?

Thank you for reading, friends, and please have a beautiful rest of your day!