Breakfast

Sunrise, Sunrise

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Good morning!

This morning I woke up at 6 a.m., threw on jeans, fleece, jacket and boots and drove out to the coast to watch the sunrise over the Pacific and give my new little camera a trial run. Yep, she works just fiiiiiine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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You’d be proud of me—no flash! I still don’t really know what I’m doing but I shot in Av mode instead of the green manual one. The opportunities are endless!

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I took my breakfast with me! Homemade pumpkin bread (made this yesterday, forgot to tell you!) with almond butter, yogurt and half a banana from the fridge.

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Photos honestly don’t do it justice. I’ve been practicing yoga now for almost 9 years and just now do I really feel like I’m starting to actually be present. Sometimes, just breathing is enough.

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I stuck my hand in the Pacific for the first time….IT WAS FREEZING!

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And when I got home, MY BOOKS were sitting on my doorstep waiting for me! My mom figured out that if you said books through the post office rather than UPS, it’s only $12 per box. So, I started listing titles of all my favorites + cookbooks to fill up my little shelf.

Yesterday I was super productive since I was basically forced to sit at home all afternoon and wait for the UPS man to come since I had to sign for my camera. I got all my freelance articles done and a big chunk of emails out of the way. Today my goal is to find a Halloween costume for the winery’s party tomorrow night!

Be back!

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90 Comments

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    alyssa
    October 28, 2009 at 10:01 am

    breathtaking. envious in every way! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emma
    October 28, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I think you’re getting the hang of the camera… that sunrise looks incredibly beautiful.

    By the way, the only time I’ve ever been in the Pacific it was August in San Diego… still freezing!

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    Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    October 28, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Absolutely gorgeous – what a lucky girl you are to have the ocean right at your fingertips. Sound like you are appreciating every moment! Loving the new camera shots too – beautiful!

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    Lindsay
    October 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Love the photo of you with the cam in the rear-view mirror!

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    VeggieGirl
    October 28, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I’m awestruck by the views.

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    kirsten
    October 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Sounds like a beautiful morning! My guest post on my blog just wrote about being present – it is so important and difficult to achieve. Thanks for the reminder ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Great pictures. Glad you are enjoying your new camera ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jaclyn
    October 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Beautiful photos! So jealous of your new camera. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait to see more pics!

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    Adam B.
    October 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Glad to see you with the new camera, soaking up pacific sunsets, enjoying life to the fullest. Lets snap a few photos soon.

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    Matt
    October 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Wow those pictures look awesome!

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    Casey_Leigh
    October 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Jenna – those Pacific photos are amazingly beautiful! What a treat. Great way to start your day. ♥

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    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 28, 2009 at 10:21 am

    This post just put me in such a good mood! All of your photos are beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 28, 2009 at 10:23 am

    The pictures are beautiful.

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    Ashley
    October 28, 2009 at 10:23 am

    picture perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Seth @ Boy Meets Food
    October 28, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I’m having the same learning curve with my Canon Rebel. I am trying to learn as I go, but I definitely have a long way to go.

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    Mama Pea
    October 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I completely thought that the pictures were from Google Images or something, and then I realized, “Jenna’s not on Google Images!” not that I looked. Cripes, I sound like a stalker now.

    Anyway, love the new camera!

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    Kristie Lynn
    October 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Norah Jones inspired title? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    MelissaNibbles
    October 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Simply amazing.

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    megan
    October 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

    wow – the pictures are beautiful. I’m jealous of your camera (in a good way). I can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future in terms of artistic shots ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marina
    October 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Looks like you had a beautiful morning! And you look gorgeous on that picture

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    Mindy
    October 28, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Love the sunrise pictures and the self portrait at the end–gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 28, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I love pumpkin bread! Do you have a recipe for us? I like to add chocolate chips to mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marcelle
    October 28, 2009 at 10:33 am

    shew, I normally dont comment as there are so many before me…but see I can today!!

    Love the photo’s…I wish I lived close to the sea…so beautiful…you are going to have such fun with your camera..

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    October 28, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Wow, girl, those are GORGEOUS photos! So glad you got your new camera – and your books! Eeeek!!!

    Have a fantabulous day!!!

    *smiles*
    Michele

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    October 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Gorgeous photos!

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    Stephanie
    October 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

    the photos are breathtaking, what a peaceful morning….

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    October 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Those pictures are absolutely beautiful!

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    christie @ honoring health
    October 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

    What a lovely way to start your day! The photos are go-gus!

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    Jenna
    October 28, 2009 at 10:38 am

    the camera seems to be working great!!
    jenna

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    Ellen
    October 28, 2009 at 10:41 am

    gorgeous! you’ve taken this little blog to a whole new level with these photos. breakfast sounds and looks delicious.

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    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    October 28, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Beautiful!

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    brandi
    October 28, 2009 at 10:43 am

    What a beautiful way to start your day. New cameras are always fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalie
    October 28, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Great pictures!! Looks like you’re doing just fine with your new camera ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I love how that camera shows the different colors on that rock. So beautiful. What a fun way to spend the morning.

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    October 28, 2009 at 10:58 am

    What an incredible way to start the day! Way to “seize the carpe.” Good to see some stunning new pics from your awesome camera.

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    Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    October 28, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Those photos are beautiful. It sounds like such an amazing way to spend a morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lizzy
    October 28, 2009 at 11:02 am

    love your photos from this morning! amazing

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    Still Life in South America
    October 28, 2009 at 11:08 am

    That breakfast doesn’t look too shabby. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    How gorgeous! I’m so happy for you to have found such peace and creative inspiration out there.

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    Jessica (Mile High Jess)
    October 28, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I am so envious of your beachy morning. Right now it is in the 20’s and snowing here!

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    alex
    October 28, 2009 at 11:10 am

    absolutely gorgeous jenna. the sort of photos that i put up on my computer desktop at work to remind me to breathe. i love them, absolutely adore them. I wish I could tap my heels together and land on that beach.
    love the life you are carving out for yourself, girl.

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    Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    October 28, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Beautiful photos!

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    anne
    October 28, 2009 at 11:17 am

    What a great way to start your day!! Hope you’re fully savoring this incredible time in your life!!

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    Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    October 28, 2009 at 11:23 am

    What a beautiful morning scene. Have fun with the new camera!

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    Ally
    October 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

    It is amazing to watch the sunrise at the beach thanks for sharing it with us!! And by the way, I love the last two photos of you….you’re so beautiful!!

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    Anais
    October 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

    These pictures are SO beautiful. I want a great camera now! Although I think it’ll have to wait until I find a job…

    You look really happy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Vanessa @ Chic and Charming
    October 28, 2009 at 11:31 am

    The pictures of the beach are breathtaking. I also like the second to the last picture the best. Very Cali girl! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, on a mission to run a marathon for charity!
    October 28, 2009 at 11:43 am

    This has to be my favourite post I’ve seen/read from you. Just because the pictures are so beautiful. They really are. The colours are incredible, it looks so serene, peaceful and beautiful.
    I can’t even imagine how amazing it must have looked to actually have been there if the pictures don’t even come close to summing it up.

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    Lauren
    October 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Your new camera rocks! Such great pictures!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Terrific! Am so impressed. It’s a bit of a jaunt to the coast from Healdsburg, while I’m a couple minutes walk to the ocean here and sometimes skip days going. You make the upmost of everything and re-inspire me. Beautiful self-portrait.

    BTW saw your Tweet re possible Paris trip in summer. Here’s a former neighbor’s apartment in the foodie 7th arrondisement on rue Saint Dominique—near Mecca–AKA Rue Cler. I think 3 bedrms/study/frpl ‘westernized’ with dishwasher, w/d, WiFi, etc. If a few friends chipped in would be inexpensive, such a great area foodie take-out area, too.
    http://www.ourparishome.com/index.html

    The 7th/Rue St. Dom is where Bemelmans set his ‘Madeline’ Books. And where ‘Paris Breakfast’ blogger often stays when she’s there making snaps that she then paints/sells on Etsy and pix on Flickr.

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    Lauren
    October 28, 2009 at 11:53 am

    These photos are absolutely beautiful. What a truly wonderful place to live! I love following your posts.

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    amber
    October 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

    gorgeous shots!! AV mode is my favorite mode to shoot in. YAYA for Rebels =)

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    amber
    October 28, 2009 at 11:57 am

    oh and so proud of the no flash usage =)

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    October 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    sooo beautiful out there!! how could you ever not want to wake up for that?? GREAT motivation to get the day started :O))

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    Jil
    October 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!! And yummmm pumpkin break, that looks delicious.

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    Diana
    October 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    The pics are gorgeous. And you’re so pretty Jenna!
    Yummy breakfast.

    Good luck with the costume hunt! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Debbie
    October 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Love to catch a glimpse of your daily routine! Great pics!

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    ari
    October 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    recipe for pumpkin bread!

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    ari
    October 28, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    recipe for pumpkin bread!

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    Evan Thomas
    October 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Yum, nothing has a better homey feeling than a fresh baked loaf of pumpkinbread

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    Kath
    October 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    OMG Jenna. That camera was worth every penny. Your blog just went from flash to art in a day!!! Love the coastal photos.

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    Gabriela
    October 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Gorgeous pics! So jealous of your new camera- looks like your food pics are going to look even better than usual! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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    Lisa
    October 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Very rarely am I envious of others, but that sunrise… I would love to be there again. Enjoy! Love all the pics with the new camera!

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    Nicole
    October 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Gorgeous!!!!!

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    What a wonderful morning. That view in breathtaking! And you look just gorgeous Jenna. Mind me asking where that headband is from????

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      jenna
      October 28, 2009 at 2:35 pm

      Heather,

      i got that headband from CVS (the drugstore) for like 99 cents a couple years ago!

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    Kaitlyn
    October 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Check out The Pioneer Woman’s website for great tips on photography. She has loads of them and offers tips for Photoshop as well.

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    laci
    October 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    AMAZING scenery pics! Now I want your camera hehe… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Danica
    October 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    It’s actually even CHEAPER to use the post office for books when you tell them you want the book rate -it’s like $2-$3 a book max. If you have a ton to send, then, you should use the Priority Flat Rate Boxes – one rate no matter how heavy the box ($4.95-$13.95/max). Pretty cool huh?!

    Yup – one thing that blogging taught me. I still can’t believe you now live less than an hour away from where I do and that we both work in Wine Country – FUN!

    We have been having amazing sunrises lately. LOVE the new camera pics – you are doing awesome with them.

    Danica

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    Laura
    October 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe those pictures!

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    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    October 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Your pictures are amazing!!!!!!! And my goodness you look gorgeous in the pictures too. Such a beauty.
    I loved what you said about being ‘present’ it really made me think today. Thanks for being so inspiring.

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    Carrie
    October 28, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Great photos. Keep breathing girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 28, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    The sunrise on the Pacific is breathtaking, isn’t it? I miss living on the west coast!

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    Tracy
    October 28, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Jenna you continue to inspire me! I love how you just packed your breakfast and spent your morning alone at the beach – what an experience! I’m so glad you’re soaking in the experience ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Danielle
    October 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I’m totally drooling over your new camera! BEAUTIFUL pictures and I especially like the last one of you. You look so full of joy and just so content. Love it!

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    bobbi
    October 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    wow amazing pics, so jelouse!!!! LOVE THE NEW CAM PICS. I have had my Rebel for a while now and take it for granted BIG TIME! I must go and play with it!

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    Michelle
    October 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    You’re one pretty girl. This is making me miss home.

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    Caroline
    October 28, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    That beach is exactly where I would go to eat my breakfast every morning if I could. Simply fabulous.

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    Lizzie
    October 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    The Pacific?? I’m jealous! I was on the other side of that at home last week . .. and now I am back on the Atlantic . . . so thanks for taking such gorgeous pics to make me smile!! So glad you are enjoying your new surroundings – in Cali who wouldn’t??

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    Michelle-pure2raw
    October 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    One word: Beautiful! Both the ocean and you : ) Glad you got the new camera!!

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    Rebecca
    October 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    These pictures are so beautiful! Your new camera is awesome. I remember being surprised at how cold the Pacific was when I first felt it.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    October 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Those photos are absolutely beautiful! What a lovely way to spend your morning – very serene.

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    Bev
    October 28, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    That picture of you …… words can not describe !!!

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    Erin
    October 28, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    You are definitely making the case for an SLR camera for Christmas!! Beautiful photos!!

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    Mastering Public Health
    October 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I have that camera too; ironically, in my first post I have the same sunrise pics, except they were taken in Florida (over the Atlantic). I find that indoors, the pictures come out just a wee bit “yellow,” and am working on how to solve that… I think step #1 would be locating the manual. Please let me know if you experience the same.

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    BroccoliHut
    October 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Wow, the new camera takes fab pics!!

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    carrole
    October 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    You have such a following, but I’d like to say that hey, Thanks. For always thinking about your readers. And remembering what you ate…and showing it to us. And letting us into your world–new camera and old. I wish I could do the same!

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    Jac
    October 29, 2009 at 6:01 am

    i get a peace of mind just looking at the pics..

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    Carolyn
    October 29, 2009 at 6:48 am

    WOW, those photos are awesome!! Great job! P.S. I am giving away two breast cancer awareness prize packs on my blog: http://lovinlosing.com/.

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    Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    October 29, 2009 at 7:21 am

    I love the photos! So, so pretty!

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