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© Vidyavati Chandan
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Dear All,

I got my 1st DSLR, CANON Rebel XSi with 17-85 mm lens last week. This is one of the initial test shots.

It was quite a journey from the time I started off in April 2008 to now when I have got my 1st DSLR. It would have never been possible without the kindness and affection of you all. Thank you all for making me believe in myself and helping me improve.

I’m sure I must have disappointed lot of my Nik friends by my choice camera. But I promise to make it up to you all with my images :-). And all the CANON buddies…oh yeah, CANON rocks ;-)

Yours fellow JPGer,
Vidu :-)

28 responses

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Excellent shot! And, about this Canon thing.... :)

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    A heart warming capture !!!!! :) Vidyavati

  • Abid Changazi

    Abid Changazi said (30 Oct 2008):

    Aaah this is good, nice try and also congrats for ur new camera, though i am nikon fan , once i was user of Canon, Minolta, Pentax, Konica and the very begining was national (in class 6th)
    A little bit tight appertuture will gain the same shots color and focus. try it.
    Abid Changazi

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    congrats on your new dslr :-). i am a nikon user myself, but i won't take it against you ;-). beautiful photo!!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Welcome to the wonderful world of DSLR, I'm not Nikon or Canon, but truly a Sony Alpha, I thought of switching to Nikon D90 but I have so many Sony lenses I just couldnt cross the line.

  • Prasad Dharmadhikari

    Prasad Dharmadhikari said (30 Oct 2008):

    Congratulations, Vidya :)
    So now you are a DSLR club member. If you ask me both Nikon and Canon perform at same level. It's not which series you go for. But how you work in field and get control of it is important.
    Have a great fun with your new TOY :D

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Vidu, I had assumed you were using a DSLR all along. Canon or Nikon, it is obviously the photographer that counts!

  • Pamela Hubbard

    Pamela Hubbard (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Great shot! Oh yes, I remember the feeling it gave the first time I took out my DSLR!!!! Congrats to you!!!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful photo!!!

  • Jose Rico

    Jose Rico (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    very pretty shot!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Great shot , congrats on your new camera....

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    well I'm a Nikon girl myself....but were all friend here...have fun with it ^-^

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    hep hooray, Vidu. Got the same camera as you are recently.Someone told me that we have the same taste, even in photos, maybe I'll believe her now. Rock on, my friend!

  • Liisa Roberts

    Liisa Roberts gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Remember.. it is not the camera or who makes the camera.. It is who is behind the camera. disposables, toy cameras, point and shoots which ever the artist's tool .. Just shoot. You have talent and your images are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them!

  • L Hartley

    L Hartley gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Gorgeous candle light! You are doing beautifully! That's a great camera - I have one, too!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    I DOF my lens to you...Rock on, Vidyavati.

  • Denise Monk

    Denise Monk said (1 Nov 2008):

    Congrats Vidy on new challenge and result.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Congrats! (even though it's not a Nikon LOL) Great shot, Vid!!

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Nice! Very warm and inviting photo

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    BEAUTIFUL Focus!! You made ABSOLUTEY the right choice!! :) (signed....A Canon Shoter) ;)

  • Chessaddict *

    Chessaddict * gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Little late but still "Happy Diwali" :) Nice shot !

  • Tom Mertens

    Tom Mertens gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Great shot! Love the focus, color, mood, lighting...

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    GREAT shot ! Boy, are you in for some fun now ! Enjoy your DSLR ! There's no turning back now !

  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (12 Nov 2008):

    The camera doesn't matter. What matters most is the eye that catches the world.
    Keep on shooting.

  • Noah

    Noah (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    Cool shot!

  • Glenn Brandenburg

    Glenn Brandenburg said (5 Dec 2008):

    You are good no matter what kind of camera you use.

  • Jacky Soeryana

    Jacky Soeryana (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    this is brilliant shot, compo, angle and DOF is simply good.

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (4 Sep 2010):

    Absolutely great .. I love this one.. Fantastic.. Well I don't have any hang up with brands. as long as the shot enthrall me..LOL

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