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Gritty-raw-unappealing-sarcastic-colorful-sacreligious-entertaining-broken-satisfied-walking-ok-mostly-stumbling-into--grace-woman [with big hair].
Interests: Cliff, blowing spit bubbles off my tongue, chocolate ice cream, cheese, photography, writing, antiques, cake, Star Trek, declarations of state citizenship, fighting Reconstruction, geeky glasses, Apple computers, web design, social networking, cheese, did I mention cheese? LOVE some cheese, and cake.
Recent Activity
Your ability to fully control the aperture setting in manual mode is what gives you TONS of creative freedom. When you start controlling that aperture the way YOU want to control it, you'll see that the auto setting has been holding you back. True story. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at
Hey Heidi, awesome! I'm glad that was helpful. I break that rule a lot, but it's typically a good rule of thumb. :)
When shooting manually your ISO, aperature, and shutter speed should all be behaving themselves and playing well together. Don't favor one over the other, or you'll wind up with a dysfunctional image. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. I don't know why. This isn't Wikipedia, y'all. I just know what it does, and that's what I'm sharing with you today. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at
Thanks everyone! YAY, I'm so glad I'm not alone in the getting-out-of-auto scariness. I'm hoping to crank this back up tomorrow. My intentions are SO very good. :)
Oh how I wish I could say that it was on purpose. It was not. Most of the great things in my life happened entirely not-on-purpose. Glad you enjoyed the bonus material. Truthfully, it helped me out of my guilt ridden "I HAVE FAILED IN THIS PURSUIT" hole. There's not a lot that a good book and coffee can't fix, come to think of it. :)
If you have been following along with my 31 Day challenge to better photography, and you notice a gaping five day lapse, blame Stephen King. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at
When it comes to putting "Get Out of Auto" to practice, you need to KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at
Over the course of the next several posts, we're going to explore moving out of that easy-auto setting on your camera. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at
Thanks so much! I'm enjoying following your Being At Home journey. :-)
And so it is that I grow, and learn new things, and come to terms with the fact that I'll never really 'arrive'. That's ok. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at
If I'm taking pictures of people, I like to stalk them like maimed wildebeests. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at
Thanks Pattie Pie. I thought that was pretty cool too (Cliff fixing the broken shelf, I mean). God is good. Period.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2011 on Hope Restored at
Yep, yep. And AMEN.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2011 on Hope Restored at
Taking out the garbage and purging the bad juju. It's been an interesting week. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at
... a wee video montage for one of our clients during our recent trip to Ocean Isle Beach. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at
We just got back from vacation. I love vacations. The coming back? Meh. Not so much. It's hard to assimilate back to real life. Work. Follow-ups. Laundry. Talking on the phone. But one of the little things that's making it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at
That's all. Carry on. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at
LOL, absolutely! Oh, you would soooo love this soup.
"This magic moment, so different and so new, was like any other until I met you. And then it happened... it took me by surprise. I knew that you felt it, too. I could see it by the look in your eyes." - The Drifters Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at
Something never before attempted by this would-be home chef: soup that involves a blender. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at
Mmmmm. Apples stewing on the stove. It's starting to feel suspiciously close to Fall. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at
Pat, amen to that! That's why I decided that weddings and portraits weren't really 'my thing'. I like taking pictures of things that don't have any place better to be, and don't mind standing around while I get everything composed and framed up just right. LOL! But I'm becoming more familiar and comfortable with the human factor. Like everything.... it'll just take practice. Love love!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2011 on Tethered Part 2 at
*sigh* ((((((((((((((((((Mandie))))))))))))))))))))))))
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2011 on Scuppernonging at
True dat, Mandible. True dat.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2011 on Waiting. at