Thursday, July 30, 2015

Technical Thursday, Aussie Style


We're letting Mom do her techie stuff again today.  She says it's Technical Thursday for her, so here she goes.
  

I'm practicing with my good camera.  I want to be able to do more than click and shoot, so I'm playing with focus and angle and light, as well as editing.



This one is looking up through the trees.  I wasn't sure if the sun would be too bright for it.  I like how you can see rays of light coming down.  I zoomed in and used auto.





I guess I have a thing for sunflowers, because here they are again.  I like the contrast of the old wood against the blue sky and the flowers against the old wood.  The angle I used seems to make the flowers jump out at you a little.




This one is across one of our hay fields, showing our old shop in the trees.  The zoom seems to have added depth.  The flowers in front are in focus and the building is a little fuzzy.  I wish the sky looked more blue because it really was that day.  Probably a lighting/timing thing.





I tried this one with the action setting.  I was surprised at how clear the shot came out, showing the dirt they kicked up and the ball in mid air.  I almost didn't get the whole thing because in the original, they were at the bottom right corner.  I love editing apps!  Maybe I'll get better at centering the picture.


I'm really enjoying this now that I'm thinking about new ways.  Maybe one of these days I'll take it off auto!


We're joining the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop. Thank you to your hosts, Ruckus the Eskie, Owned by a Husky, and Barking from the Bayou!  Check it out!




15 comments:

  1. Everyone has a fancy camera. I have to get one...

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  2. It takes an extra effort because I'm so used to having my iPhone, but I'm liking the quality of the pictures.

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  3. Those are great photos! If you have lightroom you can recover some of the detail in the sky by pulling the highlights down on the one photo. It's hard to get the exposure right for the sky and the rest of the photo sometimes! I struggle with it, too.

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  4. Well done - I think the photos came out great!

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  5. They all look great! I still have so much to learn about photography... I've heard that morning is a good time to take outdoor photos. Photography student once told me afternoon is not. But I really don't know and just kind of take pictures whenever I please! lol...

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    1. I figure it depends on the situation and I'll just have to experiment with it. The first 3 were taken late morning and the last one was taken about dusk.

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  6. I think sunflowers and old wood make an excellent subject. Your action shot is awesome too. Great job!

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  7. I love sun flowers too! You know it's funny, before I started blogging, I took photos, but never ever thought about editing them etc...since blogging, I have learned SO much about photography, lighting, editing, apps, it's so much fun to get into and how you can transform a photo!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. I know. It's surprising the stuff I find myself doing now that I have an online business and a blog.

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  8. These photos are all great, but the first two are spectacular! I'm trying very hard to get better at my photography. Lighting is the bane of my existence, especially indoor lighting, I really struggle with that.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. I am learning alot. I just keep plugging away and sometimes I get lucky.

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  9. These photos are nice. It took my mom a long time to use the camera in manual mode, but she slowly weaned herself off auto and has been amazed at how much better the photos are with practice. Keep on trying things and it will start to come to you.

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