I'm getting familiar with my new camera. I have a *LOT* to learn! Just even how to turn it on, how to get the images on the viewing screen instead of all the text with all the info, how to turn off the flash.. ad infinitum! Excuse my odd photos.. I have just been going around the house shooting photos to learn how it works. :-) Below is a shot of a bouquet of flowers we got at Costco.. the "star" of the bouquet is a Protea, but it has yet to open fully.The image below is our leaded and beveled glass window.. but I think I lowered the quality of the photo too much.. eek. The photos from the camera come out at a high file size like 5 megapixels and that is having the camera set at "Normal" file size. The camera I got is a Nikon D5100 with a 16.2 megapixel quality. So much to learn!
This is my first finished Teddy Bear sitting in front of Dayle's childhood teddy. I never even had a teddy bear as a child.. poor me. :-) I have the head, body and nose of the purple teddy bear done..
I am super pleased with the color from this camera! The colors of this blanket and pillow are exactly as they are in real life!
The doll house. The exterior photos came out fine.. but all the interior shots came out *AWFUL*! The focus was at the front of each room and the back of the room was all out of focus. I wonder how I'll figure that out! ::fretting:: (I need to take ALL the stuff off our living room shelves and put them back up nicer. Sheesh!)
After swimming yesterday I swung by the house and got my new camera and took it up to Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint to test drive the camera on my favorite subject.. the Columbia River Gorge! Here is the entrance to the viewpoint.. the "rock" and the "sign" and a wind beaten tree. Do you see the Viewpoint Inn on the far right? There was a fire in the upper story and that poor building has not been repaired and the inside is filling with water. No one is doing a THING about it and I'm heartsick. It was used in the prom scene of the first Twilight movie. ::sigh::
A closer shot of our "rock" that is covered with different bronze plaques. And the sign. :-)
Here is a late in the day shot of the Vista House and the gorge with the sun slanting low.. now I'm fairly pleased with this... but it looks *SO* washed out. What's with that?
This is a fun shot down the throat of an opening leaf on the Bird of Paradise plant my daughter left to me when she moved away.. far far away... to Ohio.. 2000 miles away.. from her mother. ::sigh:: But she's very happy there.. so I am happy for her. I miss my granddaughters. :-(
The camera came with a video on how to operate it.. guess what we'll be watching tonight? Please tell me that the cost of this thing was worth it and that I don't get better photos with my iPhone.. please tell me that. Argh.
Love you!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)