I like the orange with white racing stripe. I thought I wanted yellow and black—now it’s just not a solid choice after seeing the orange. Our little red Corolla down there at the end looks pretty plain.
Here’s why it’s a dream:
I can’t remember when our Christmas poinsettia has been this beautiful. It’s hardly lost any leaves which most do right after Christmas. Finally, it is growing green leaves, but just in the last month. Now that there is no worry of freezing, I have it out on the porch where it receives lots of light. It is happy about it’s new home. I watered it this morning and look at this!
What beautiful little flowers. Don’t know if I’ve ever seen a poinsettia bloom before.
The Canon Rebel camera I currently use is a little over a year old. It has preprogrammed settings that work well. They are pretty much what I’ve used up until now. Recently, I’ve been trying to practice using my own settings. Reading on the internet and using the instruction book that came with the camera as my guides, here are three pictures I took over the weekend with settings. I have a long ways to go!
With these settings I got a fair depth of field and stopped the ball in the air. It certainly isn’t as sharp as I would like.
Good form by Doug, though.
This setting got the shallow depth of field, which was what I was after. However, the experts say 1/60 is hard to hold still enough for a sharp picture without a tripod. Again not as sharp as I would like.
Beautiful flowers to Drue from Doug for her birthday.
Settings: f/18, 1/200 sec.
This picture of Evan and Carly is clear enough, but Pikes Peak in the background is not in focus like I wanted. If you click on the picture, you will see better what I’m talking about. I think this picture would need a tripod and a setting something like f/22 and 1/30 speed—emphasis on “I think.” I am still experimenting. If anyone has suggestions, I’m ready to learn.
Kim is in Colorado for a continuing education class so I rode along. Yesterday, Drue, Trent, Carly and Evan (he came with us too) visited the Butterflies in Denver. It was a wonderful exhibit. We will return with the rest of the family.
Here are some pictures: