Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Morning Garden

Norma called me out to the garden this morning to show off some plants. She wanted me to take some photos but she does not understand lighting and thinks the brighter the sun the better. Well, I found some flowers in the shade so here they are:




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  1. They are so gorgeous!

    "but she does not understand lighting and thinks the brighter the sun the better"

    AH! I don't know much about photography and really don't care to know more than I do and I thought it was just my camera making it so difficult to take pictures in bright sunshine. For example, I tried to take a picture last night of the sun finally coming through the clouds and just got glare. I figured that my camera simply didn't have the settings to capture something like that, not that sun glare is, in general, something bad in the world of photography. So I just learned something on top of looking at pretty flowers!

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    1. In this case your camera will try to expose for the sun and not the surrounding clouds or landscape and will result in a poor photo. What you want to expose for are the clouds several degrees away from the sun. If your camera has a way to move the exposure sensor area, try moving the sensor away from the sun and onto the landscape or clouds. If the sensor area is in the center of the frame, try aiming the camera away from the sun. You can always re-frame the shot later on your computer. You may have to dig out the manual.

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    2. OH. I bet that's what that little red square on the screen means in some lighting situations, that it's asking me, 'what do you want me to focus on?'! You're a genius!

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  2. Excellent pics, love the flowers.

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  3. Beautiful flowers and a great photographer.

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  4. Poor, poor dear, not being able to get to those delicious looking flowers... :)

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    1. Make that the poor, poor dear deer. Who are hungry. And probably spell better than I.

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