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Learning My Camera

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Well after getting increasingly lazy and frustrated with my camera, Darren has motivated me to get out the instructions and really try a bit harder to take a better photo. So today, after reading the first …oh…about 60 pages of 400+…I popped out (in my very warm coat) and took a few shots using what I learned today.

The best thing I learned today was that I can turn my LCD screen to get a better angle, so I don’t have to get down flat on my belly to take a low shot! :) Yay! I did not know this!

It really is bitter again outside…but that’s April for you. We might get snow yet, so no point arguing with the weather is there. COATS ON!!

This is my lovely yellow bedding auricula. I have it all over the garden now…in the wild bit, beside the path and also in Golden Border which is where I took this close-up..

This is a lovely short-growing early bearded Iris that Siris kindly sent a couple of years ago, but I don’t think this one flowered last year. Pleased with it Sue, thank you x

Ah…now…this is me not paying attention to what I’m actually focusing on. I think the camera was only looking at the birdbath. Doh….keep trying Karen!

I sneaked in this shot that I took a couple of days ago in evening sunlight. I love the colours. Pleased with this one..

Lovely white Dwarf Rhody that I inherited when we came here. Really lovely one with a hint of lilac in the bud.

And this is the shot of the pond that I’ve always wanted to get but couldn’t get down flat enough. But no! LCD screen on the tilt et voila!

And in the back garden, ‘Misty Glen’ narcissus with Euonymus ‘Kathy’ and the white Dicentra…or whatever they call it these days!

These were all taken in Auto mode…the arty stuff comes a lot later…about page 200 I think! (Karen sighs and goes off to put the kettle on).

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Lovely pictures Karen! I really love the pond! You have designed it very well, beautifully planted in and around.
Love the buttery yellow of the daffodils.
I’m on annual leave today as having a new boiler fitted...at least it’s sunny and I can potter in the garden.

24 Apr, 2019

 

Oh, lucky you Kate. Its baltic here...really heavy cloud and a cold wind. Thanks for the comment :) x We had a new boiler a few weeks ago, and its soooooo much better than the old one which broke down so much. We have a wireless thermostat control now, so much better. Especially on days like this!

24 Apr, 2019

 

Excellent photo of the lovely pond!!

24 Apr, 2019

 

Great photos, but the pond is my favourite......

24 Apr, 2019

 

Yes, my favourite too! Thank you.

24 Apr, 2019

 

Some stunning photos there Karen. Love that Auricula.

24 Apr, 2019

 

Lovely photos Karen. The Auricula is lovely, I always associate these with specimen pots, keeping out of the wet or they will die, plant the pot on the side and protect from frost - all wrong obviously!

24 Apr, 2019

 

Karen well done! Are you saying that you have a hard copy of the manual? I only have the on line one and it has no index - can't rustle up the patience to learn it from paqe onwards. How did you manage?

24 Apr, 2019

 

I just googled it stera and then printed it off. took ages! But I can't seem to deal with online instructions. I can only seem to take it in if its on paper! Sign of my age.

25 Apr, 2019

 

I love the daff one, very "painterly" as photographers say

Instructions help, but I forget them unless constantly using something, then it's back to thumbing through

25 Apr, 2019

 

So true Grandad. I plan to do a lot of practice this summer so that I can get it bedded in to my brain!

25 Apr, 2019

 

Lovely shots and why they make cameras so complicated I just don't know.
Dicentra spectabilis is now Lamprocapnos spectabilis. Though the smaller dicentra are still dicentra.

25 Apr, 2019

 

I know what you mean Karen about all the technical stuff ! I am still learning about my new camera ! Why do they have to make everything so complicated !!
It paid off for you as your pictures are lovely and I love the pond.

27 Apr, 2019

 

Stunning, Karen.

My Panasonic Lumex camera is not that old and the white markings have all worn off. Haven't a clue what I would do if I changed its present settings. Have never liked this camera and blame Older Son for encouraging me to get it. Next time a Fuji, I think.

I downloaded instructions for my Casio and was glad I did so as I learnt a lot and I loved that camera. Have downloaded the essentials for the Panasonic. I need to SEE inf in front of me as I play with my camera.

( I have mentioned de-cluttering. My OH had kept all the instruction books for everything we have bought since 1960! All gone for recycling.)

28 Apr, 2019

 

Goodness Karen, printing the whole manual was quite something! You might just inspire me to have a go - I hadn't thought it was really feasible. Butits the only way really . And it still won't have an index...

28 Apr, 2019

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