Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What I am thankful for ( in 100 words or less )

Family - seeing them, holding them, hugging them every day.
Friendship – feeling that deep connection that never falters.
Laughter – the effect of a bold hearty guffaw that can instantly change a negative into a positive.
Awareness – not taking anything for granted. Experiencing each moment as you would a precious jewel.
Music – hearing a song that makes me want to sing – outloud – in front of complete strangers : )
Feeling Safe – realizing how lucky I am to live in a place without earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, or any disaster that could endanger the lives of my family and friends.

Feel free to give it a try! It is liberating!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Picutes from the farm

These were all taken with the zoom. I definitely need some help in this area. They are all blurry and the composition is not great. The good news is that I have the whole LONG weekend to play!
Have a great weekend everyone : )

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Purchase!

I've been looking for a new camera for a while now but with so many options out there it was quite daunting. I looked at dSLR's but felt quite intimidated not only by price of the lenses but also by the technical terminology that seemed to accompany them. I decided to go with the Canon G9. It is a "Point and Shoot" camera but can also do manual functions and has the option of adding lenses and an external flash if I ever decide to expand my love of photography. I have only begun to experiment but so far I think that I made the right choice. Here is a picture of an apple bud that I took this morning using the macro function (everything else was on auto).

There are some problems with the picture( the shadow underneath and the blurry leaves just to the right) but I couldn't believe the details and the quality. Here is what happens when I zoom in:

Now I'm on the hunt for a class to help me improve my photography skills. Has anyone taken a photography class that they would recommend?