Thursday, 8 April 2010

Digital Photography - Lessons 2 and 3

Lesson Two was all about light.   The sky photographs were taken in order to see how much colour there was in the sky.   I took these on the same day at different places.   One was taken outside my house and the other was taken when we visited the quilt shop in Jedburgh. 

Although we have had some really bad weather the Saturday we visited a new to me quilt shop was a gorgeous day.

 I bought new fabrics for my classes that start back in September.  I already have the designs and colours planned I just needed the correct fabric.   A visit to Kaleidoscope in Milgavie the week before meant I had some of the fabrics in the colours I wanted but I needed some more.    I think I have all I need now.

The next two photographs were to show the difference in light.   One was outside and the other was inside with incandescent light. 

Lesson 3 taught us about metering.   I have to say that my old camera a Nikon 501 which I used for a few years was never off Auto.   I have always been afraid to move the settings in case I couldn't return things to normal.   I should, of course, have read the manual as you can reset to factory settings very easily which means I can experiment without worrying too much.    You would think I would have known better wouldn't you?   We were to take 3 photos of two different subjects but I will just post one of each:

I received very good feedback from my tutor on this photograph of a rose.   It was a flower from a beautiful bouquet I received from my Thursday afternoon students:

I am afraid this photograph doesn't do it justice but it is beautiful in real life.   I am so lucky to have such wonderful and kind students.
This is the river that runs not far from my house.   It was flowing quite freely on the day I took this photograph.    The next day I went for my walk it was flowing much faster and was right up to the edge of the embankment - what a difference a day makes. 

I am looking forward to Lesson 4.   I must get back into the sewing studio and start using some of the new fabrics in the new projects. 

I need to c atch up on my Latte quilt which I hope to do over this coming weekend.  I will post pictures of my progress.

Thanks for dropping by.


Fiona said...

I do like sky photos, so different over a short period of time yet so similar! here are mine posted in May 07 and Mar 07 on the east coast of Scotland

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

I certainly could use a class like this one! Nice!

Shasta said...

These are all beautiful photographs.

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