looking up

I hope
 presents are wrapped
 under the tree 
hanukkah bush

 if you baked
 I know
 you're putting out a plate of cookies and a glass of milk 
for Santa

get ready 
 he's on his way! 


 after beautifying
 I went to B and H
 to trade in
 my D90 for a D7000

 came along to keep me company
 to guide me
 that is B and H

 the place is so well run
 the lines
 move along

 you wait in line for your turn with a sales person

it took about 10 min
to be next

 to get to
sales counter #27
 I'd like the D7000 body please

 ta da!

got an extra battery
 it came with a 16 gig memory card
 I put an 8 gig card in the back up slot
how cool is that
it has a back up card
LowePro a camera case

for anyone who could possibly
 fill up a 16
 even on the highest res
 that 8
 in full disclosure
it could be

going out today to give it a whirl!
see ya later!


  1. Oh my! You lucky woman, you! (I order from B&H online---relatively simple process! I have a 70-300 lens in my cart there right now. After the holidays, I hope.) Ho ho ho!

  2. Oooh, congratulations! You're going to love it, the D7000 is awesome!

  3. Congrats !!!
    I love B and H... but I have to order on line
    from there... just another perk you have living
    in THE CITY ..

    I have my D90 set up with the 500mmm lens another excuse
    not to trade it in..

  4. Congrats on your new camera body! You must have been a very very good girl this year:) Can't wait to see the photos!
    Getting ready to bake now - enjoy your day!

  5. I like your photo of Santa travelling through the sky. I also like the toy you bought yourself.

  6. A good lesson in crowd control.

    All the best.

  7. Such a nice present.

    I hadn't heard the term Hanukkah bush since I was a kid. Friends of the family were Jewish and had a tree and all that. I remember they said their Rabbi was not very fond of the concept.

    Have a great Holiday!!

  8. Congratulations, Daryl!!
    It's a beauty!
    I absolutely LOVE Santa in his sleigh. Wonderful photograph.

  9. Awesome, Daryl! Congratulations. Love your photo here.

  10. I'm thrilled for you getting the D7000! I love mine. Put a 35mm, f1.8 lens on it, you might never take it off. So light you can carry it all day long.

    Happy Holidays to you & your crew.

    Love, Donna

  11. Oooh, a new camera. I'm jealous! No, the new cameras around here go to my husband, whose eyesight is a great deal better than my artificial lens implants.
    Loved your greeting, Daryl. It reminded me of the year I shared an apartment with Annie Rosenbaum. We put lights on a big vase of pampas grass and called it a hanukkah bush. Good memories.
    Wishing you and Toonman all the best, now and in the new year.

  12. Good for you. Have fun! Can't wait to see what this little darling helps you produce...
    All best to you and Toonman--safe, happy, healthy!!!

  13. Wow. I cannot even fathom a back up card thingie. Can't wait to see your shots.

  14. Daryl, Oh wow! Didn't you get spoiled! A lovely camera indeed!
    Best wishes to you and Ray!

  15. OMG! I'm plot-zing! Can't wait to see what you do with that thing...am loving my lowly [comparatively] NIKON S6300 coolpix [noticed the diff?]

    Mele Kalikimaka from Honolulu,
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  16. I missed this post. Have fun with the new D7000. I have really liked mine a bunch. Of course I always want another lens, but I have a new refrigerator instead:-/

  17. Hi, Daryl. Just briefly checking in from our winter vacation spot. Let me know if you like your D7000 much more than the D90.... Selfishly I'm hoping you don't (ha) so I won't be tempted to buy a D7000 body! But I have heard it is a sweetie.

  18. Oh my that is an impressive looking camera Daryl, looks like a long lens...how long is it? What an exiting pressie watch out the streets of NYC, there's nowhere to hide now haha!!

  19. Oh now that's a nice new toy. Didn't you semi-recently get the other camera though?

  20. I love the photo!!

    Sounds like you are going to have fun with your new toy!! w00t!

  21. Congrats on the new baby! Someday I would love to visit B&H...like being at a candy store I would imagine!


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