Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Camera Practice

On Saturday night, Scot and I went to the opening of the Spring Flower Show at Phipps.  With the weather refusing to be at all like spring, I was really looking forward to wandering around in warm temps and surrounded by pretty flowers.

I was also hoping to get some practice in with my camera.  I wanted to play with the macro settings on the camera and see what they could do for me.  I know I'm going to have to jump into full manual mode if I want to have super awesome shots but I'm not there yet.  For now, I'm still getting used to the camera and all it can do it.  I haven't even managed to plow through the whole manual yet (I'm about halfway there.)

But, despite my shortcomings as a photographer, I got a few shots that I liked.

I've always loved grape hyacinths. 

I had never seen hyacinths this color before.

 I can't remember the name of this one but I love it.

The 1/4 of me that is Dutch adores all the pretty red tulips.

That last one isn't a macro shot, of course,  but I liked it so much it's now my desktop.  When I wake up in the morning and it's 17 degrees outside and it struggles all day just to hit 40 degrees, that picture filled with bright spring color makes me happy.

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