I have had a busy couple of days, but I am feeling much better about my to-do list. I was wigging there for a bit, careening from one task to another. But this evening, as I take a deep breath and stop and look, it seems I will meet my book deadline; the ornament kits are well in hand; the printed patterns arrived today and look good; the house is clean; the garden watered. The dog was fed. The cable guy is coming tomorrow to hook up the new wi-fi. I'm getting my hair cut at noon. It will be nice to get out of here for a while. It will be nice to get away from the cable [bad] news networks. I watch incessantly and I am more confused than ever.
Late in the afternoon, I decided to pull out my camera and just fool around with some pictures of the kitchen. The kitchen is fun to photograph, especially in the fall. I don't know what it is about the light in that room in September; for about an hour or two every afternoon it absolutely glows in there. I haven't succeeded in capturing it here, but I had a good time trying. It really is fun just to take a bunch of quiet shots like this. It's weirdly relaxing. Try it. Please also note the banana bread in my future.
Outside the window is the hammock of my past. It's supposed to get cold this week, I think, so I really should be getting on that thing a few more times.
Thank you for being so nice and so enthusiastic about my photography class! You are so sweet to encourage me to blather on. Here's more. I shot all of these on manual mode again, in RAW, but on the tripod. Our teacher says that you really can't hold the camera still if your shutter speed is slower than 1/60th of a second. But in low light, although a tripod will allow your shutter speed to be slower, you will get some grain because the shutter is open longer. Increasing your ISO increases grain, too. You can correct a little bit in the computer afterward, but just a little. So you try to push your camera and work with what you have. A bigger, more expensive camera has a better sensor.
Love that girl-cow attitude. Don't even remember where I got her.
I love photographing cups and teapots. If I drank tea it would be even better.