Capture the moment

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

M for manual and Garden wildlife

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Well… Another week has gone by and at camera club on Monday night we have been told to switch the camera setting to MANUAL. Yep… no longer in the comfort zone of AUTO or PROGRAM! Now we have to start working things out for ourselves! Apertures, Depth of field and ISOs… I'm totally confused but hey, as we were told, it costs nothing to have a play about and take some photos does it. Luckily I know how to DELETE!

Well… this week I have been chasing the wildlife around the garden and managed to get some OK pictures of the resident spiders. If you hate spiders look away now!…

OK, OK I know the background needs to be more blurred but I tried! She is particularly
gruesome. At club they suggested I spray the web with water before I took the shot! If she moved I'd scream being so close an all!  This photo is called "waiting for lunch!"

I have also been on the case of the Bees. They really like the sedums which are just coming into flower now..

I haven't quite mastered the Macro setting yet! Still I had fun and that's what it's all about right!

Have fun with your camera this week.

Lynda X

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Take three photos.

Well… it was the first night at Camera club on Monday and about 15 new members turned up! Us newbies had been asked to bring along a memory stick with 3 photos on to show everyone!  Yikes no pressure!  Choosing just three photos from literally 100's was very difficult!  Eventually I decided on these three.

We went for a walk with the dog around a nearby golf course and these swans were on the lake. I liked the way the sun was dancing on the water. 

This photo was taken on a walk starting from St. Davids in beautiful Pembrokeshire, around Non's bay.
(Non was St. David's mother in Welsh legend)  It was a beautiful day and the colours of the sea and rocks were just stunning. 

Lastly this photo taken at RHS gardens in Wisley. They were celebrating the centenary of  WW1 and they had planted fields full of poppies. It was the first time I had used my new Samsung NX300 and was trying out the zoom/macro settings. Result!

Next week at club we have our first lesson on 'basic photography'. 

Have fun with your camera this week

Lynda X