I have been busy working away on Lesson 5 of the photography course with Jessica. Lesson 5 focused (excluse the pun) on shutter speed and shutter priority. Having never before moved the dial on the camera from Auto this was a real eye opener for me. I have to say I haven't returned the camera to auto.
The assignment was to take 3 "frozen moments". This sounds easier than it was.
We saw nesting Peregrine Falcons which was fabulous. It was a lovely day weatherwise although one minute we had bright sunshine and the other it was overcast - great exercise on lighting a shot.
I really had to be very quiet and managed to get a couple of photographs that I could have used but this was the best. Two seconds later the ducks flow away and the moment was lost.
I am not sure about bonding with my camera just yet but whilst I was out and about during the week with my camera I certainly made a friend with this horse. It was very curious and literally posed for me to take photographs. I got a few but this is the best.
I haven't had time to work on Lesson 6 yet. Well I did a little work but it's not very good. We are decorating the hall which is a big job as we have upstairs so the stair well is a bit tricky to do - and high - but we aare getting there with it. We still have a lot of work to do so photography will have to take a back seat for a while although hopefully I will manage to get some images for the next lesson.
I managed to get 2/3 of the 7th block of the Latte quilt stitched. This was a block that I was sure I wouldn't manage - the hooping looked too difficult. I managed it OK and when the decorating is finished - or maybe whilst we wait for the wallpaper to arrive - I will get the block completed.