Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wild Flowers and Calm Dogs

SUMMARY: Where the wild flower-things are.
Yesterday morning, I took only my little point-and-shoot camera and my dogs, expecting to do a brisk solo hike and to not see many wildflowers. Instead--tons of wildflowers and almost no hiking because I stopped constantly to take photos. And such a beautiful day! Dogs were a little bored but hike was uphill so they got a little workout.

I discovered that there are still lots of things that I don't know about the camera--that is, that I don't remember from one read-through of the user guide. How to set the exposure time in manual mode. How to pick a fixed focus spot instead of letting it pick its own. How to see what aperture and time it's picking before I take the shot.

Meanwhile--if you like puppies and poppies--the couple dozen photos that turned out ok are here.

4 comments:

  1. You're supposed to read the user's manual? I just point and shoot, which is probably why your photos from this weekend came out a lot nicer than mine. You got some really great shots, especially of the dogs.

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  2. Loved the trail and the mysterious hiker...I liked the person in it for perspective..and the hint of mystery always is cool. ALso loved #15 (I think that was the #) of the poppies.

    Such beautiful flowers and dogs! We're getting snow. It's sort of pretty with the green grass. In an evil way.

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  3. Snow again! Well, maybe spring will be long this year, too.

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