Monday, December 7, 2009

The Scrap Review: MiMi DSLR Camera Bag

MiMi SLR Bag

Oh ladies! You have to run over to The Scrap Review and read my article about the MiMi DSLR camera bag!! I ADORE this bag! Pop on over and see all the photos of the inside of the bag and how my equipment fits. AND the best part, enter a comment by noon EST on Tuesday (TODAY) and you will be entered to win your own Oasis Mimi DSLR camera bag!

Grandpas AE-1 Camera

I took my very first photo with my grandpa. I remember being so very little. It had snowed and the entire world was covered in white, all but the pine trees and the shed in the backyard. He let me take a photo. And I remember being completely thrilled that I could take a picture of how I saw the world. I still have that photo, tucked away in a very special place.

My grandpa gave me my first SLR camera at about age 12. It was an East German made Voigtlander. Oh, how I felt special using that camera! My dad taught media at his high school, so I got to roll real black and white film and have the students develop my photos. When could afford it, I bought a Canon Rebel IIG. And then my husband bought me a Canon Digital Rebel XT. (mostly because he couldn’t take all the film anymore :)). When my grandfather passed away in 1998, I got his camera (the photo above). I can still see him wearing it around his neck. Even looking at it, I can still feel him and his love for us.

I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos.

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The canal with floating ice in March. Duluth, MN.

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The pier from the shore line in March. Duluth, MN.

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The Arial Lift Bridge over the canal in July. Duluth, MN.

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Ice on a branch in April.

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Butterflies on Lilacs at sunset in May.

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American flags reflecting on the Washington Monument. Washington D.C.

thanks for letting me share and thanks for stopping by!


15 comments:

melissac said...

Kimberly these are fantastic photos!!! You have captured the essence of each place!!:-) Blessings and Hugs!

Pamela said...

Enjoyed the photos.

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Amy said...

seriously???? These are your photos?? You are amazing in every way, girl! You need to share more of this talent with us. And I need to come up to Duluth so we can go photographing the sites together. You can teach me some stuff! Love, love, love your pics. And the story. Very touching!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwwww! Beautiful pics, Kim!

Robbie said...

I love your pictures! And, what a cute camera bag! Thanks for sharing your photos.

lisa808 said...

Wow, what amazing photos!!!

Lindsay said...

Those pics are gorgeous! Great job! (And that bag's not too shabby, either!)
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, Kim!! Brr! It looks cold up there! I just went and left a comment! Sure would be nice to win one of these for Christmas!!!

Gabriela said...

Breath taking photography, Kimberly! Thanks for sharing such a heartwarming story about your Grampa too. That snazzy camera bag would look, shall we say, tres chic on me.

Maile Belles said...

How special it that! Love your gorgeous photos!

Adela said...

Great BAG!!! I had no idea what a talented photographer you are. Goodness, Girl! Loved your story about your grandfather.

Carol (HB) said...

Oh Kimberly, your pictures are so beautiful and REAL! It's like being there! I love Duluth so much - thank you for the *visit*!

neil said...

MiMi DSLR camera bag looks beautiful. I like zebra design.

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craftsbygloria said...

Wow Kimberly,
I only wish that I could take photos like these they are beautiful!!!!!
I have the Canon Digital Rebel and I am still learning with it.. I just love the colors of this bag, and to have pink inside is a big plus.
Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures with us.
Gloria
craftsbygloria@comcast.net

Katie said...

Amazing photos! I need to save my pennies so I can not only purchase a better camera, but also take a class to help me learn how to use it properly!