Showing posts with label discovery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label discovery. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


We had to take an instrument to the repair guy today and punk #2 has been after me to go explore over at the discovery center wetlands. I finally gave in since we were 4 blocks from it...of course it was only 98 degrees out. But as always, we saw some cool things.

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Lots of ducks

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A snake...assumed it was poisonous and were glad we were on the raised boardwalk!

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Very few flowers...unfortunately I think the summer heat has done them in.

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And my get a dragonfly...done. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I read a tutorial yesterday that was posted on another
blog and it was like a "lightbulb" moment! Holy cow,
I "get" it. "It" is FULL manual mode on my camera.
Not just Aperture mode, full manual mode. Set
everything before taking the picture. Metering for
light, dark and everything in between. Then setting
your f/stop and hoping it all works! :) I have been
studying a lot of portraits and the bright sunlight works
with skin tones...FULL MANUAL MODE! I had to
bribe the kids...well not Hunter, he's a ham, but Maison
wouldn't do it, so I caught him when he wasn't looking.
It has changed the way I take pictures...AGAIN! I
L.O.V.E learning something new that's going to really
make a difference in HOW I take pictures! Here's what
I took tonight.


slight crop, brighten eyes and walaaa,
no adjusting light!

Not as noticable, but I'm amazed at how
easy it was once it was explained
in plain ol' english!

From yesterday...
rock on little dude!