Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A few days ago I posted a picture of Mark that I took at the Cleveland Greenhouse. I took over a hundred pictures that day, but Mark was just too cute for me to resist posting his smile. But, I later went back and looked at some of the plant pictures I took. I wasn't thrilled with them, but after I played around with them with my new photo editing software (Picasa, free from Google), I decided there were some really nice ones. The reason I mention this today is that they are black and white, like today's picture. You can see them at www.jpgmag.com/people/mindylou.
Posted by mle at 5:39 PM
Friday, November 23, 2007
Mark, his parents, and his aunt and uncle spent this morning looking through old scrapbooks, photos and newspaper articles from the Walter family (that's Mark's mom's family). The article in the foreground is the wedding announcement for Mark's parents' wedding.
Posted by mle at 11:29 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
When I started this project almost eight months ago with the digital camera Mark bought for his work, I hoped I would have fun and maybe learn a few things about photography. I have definitely enjoyed this adventure (although there have been many days where I did not feel at all like taking a picture), and I have learned, and am still learning, a ton.
A few months ago I felt I was beginning to outgrow the Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 I had been using. I'm sure there are things that camera is capable of that I never learned how to do, but there were enough times when I became frustrated at what I couldn't do with it that I began to think about getting a better camera. So, I began saving up, and did lots of research, and called my dad up several times to ask his advice. I think I learned as much or more about photography during these last two months or so of research than in the previous six months of making pictures.
Anyway, today, my new Nikon D40 came in the mail. Yay! Unfortunately by the time the battery charged it was already dark, so I couldn't do as much exploring with it as I had hoped. There's going to be a bit of a learning curve. It is quite different from the Dimage. And there are still lots of other accessories I'm going to need to buy. But I can't wait to see the pictures I'll make in the last four months of my little project. Maybe I'll even extend it beyond the year mark of March 29.
Posted by mle at 10:10 PM
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
There were more problems with blogger yesterday, so I couldn't upload. Here's yesterday's picture.
I'm finding it a challenge because of the shorter days. It means I usually have to find something in my house, when it is dark outside, to photograph. I suppose it will force me to be more creative. But I'm frustrated because the lighting in my house at night is so poor. But I'm learning...
Posted by mle at 12:44 PM