Monday, December 13, 2010

not last week, but the week before

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(ha... I'm posting this so much later, after we've had a much larger dropping of snow, that I can only laugh at this old photo. that's what I get for being slow at the editing and posting)

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Waiting for Santa?

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Country Church

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Things are looking up

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I can't remember the last time I had to scrape ice off of a windshield. YEARS. The scraping wasn't fun, but I thought it might make for interesting pictures.

I had fun playing with the focus:




a different view

Which is your favorite, and why? (I'm curious about how other people look at their photos and pick their favorites or "best." Sometimes I have clear reasons, and other times it's more just a feeling)

Dappled Grey

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Dappled Grey


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Rotating Joy

I took a lot of pictures of this carousel (and my favorite rider) both in motion and still. I played around with shutter speed (that makes twice! hey, I'm learning) and got some interesting shots, but nothing great. If I had had more time I would have played more... I got great blur, but what I wanted was something clearer - like some animal faces - in the blur. But still, glad I played.

One thing that these photos also reminded me is that often I get into editing my pictures, and see all the great shots I missed because I never tried to get them, like a shot of all the horse's legs. I got a bunch of legs in a shot, and tried cropping, but the focus and angle was wrong. But I learn from those mistakes (hopefully) and I will try that the next time.

In this shot I wish the light on her face was better, but no matter where I stood the open pavilion created a backlit effect for any shot but straight into the carousel. Still, I smile just looking at it, so it wins best picture.