We were learning about shutter speed and capturing motion, either to freeze motion or to blur it. I practised on all sorts, including the chickens. Only I forgot to change back the white balance so this odd coloured picture is set on Tungsten! Hens, like cats, are not really ideal subjects as their movements are far too erratic but it was a bit of a laugh.
|Andrea running away from strange woman with camera.|
When the sun came out last weekend I had the bright idea to use my OH as my subject and wanted him to sit in a chair and wave his arms about, so I could try to capture him on both fast and slow speeds to see what effects I could achieve. However after setting up the tripod along came two nosy parkers who wanted to know what the chair was doing in the middle of the lawn. Of course they became unwitting subjects for me to practise on.
|"Oooh a new toy!"|
|"No idea what mum is doing over there with that strange contraption, but let's play anyway!"|
|See? I can capture motion blur!|
|At this point I realised I didn't actually need my OH at all, but could set it on the timer|
and use myself as my subject, thus officially creating my first selfie.
Here I'm waving at you and that blur IS intentional!
|Capturing water - fail. First time I've used a hose pipe in February though!|
Now what are those blurry green things top left?
|Who else would use watering cans to do a depth of field exercise? :-)|
Actually decided this was a total fail as well so did a much better one inside!
Arty though, non? OK, no. I agree.
|Nothing to do with my exercises but I've noticed the boys have discovered the cat mint - |
the poor plant is only about 1cm tall, but Bertie doesn't care!
|Harry, just because he sat still for a moment. Can you see the reproachful look in his eyes?|
"Mummy, you took my you-know-whats away!"
|Hallie wanted to get into a picture too. |
This sort of thing happens often when I'm taking photos!
|Finally a picture I did submit as part of an assignment, |
one of my PSB plants with a nice bokeh of purple curly kale.
I have taken loads of photos of flowers and just things around the garden today because it was sunny after 2 days of non stop rain, although of course it's started raining again and we're due for more storms this weekend! My gardening jobs are piling up and it's getting rather frustrating. But let's be positive here, all those photos I took today were in full manual mode! :-)