Saturday, May 29, 2010

Goodbye Spring

I have REALLY missed this blog. I hope nobody takes it personal, I've hardly even been taking pictures of my own kids lately. Things are just a bit crazy- anybody want to buy a house in West Allis WI??

I actually signed up for a photography class a few months ago and finally attended it last week. Most of what was taught I already knew (thanks to many of you!) but I did learn a few tricks but mostly I got motivated to keep working on my photography. So here I am, resolved to jump back into it.... with a post of "GOODBYE", how ironic. I really hope this isn't really a goodbye.

Hello??? Anybody out there?

Come on guys, it's never too late to get back into something you love.

I LOVE these flowers. I had meant to take pictures of this flower bush in my backyard a few days ago when I noticed it was in bloom. Then when I finally did get my tush out the door with camera in hand I was momentarily disappointed to see that the flowers were dying already. I WAS sad, until I realized how beautiful and textured they had become, and how perfect the fallen petals were for creating some interesting bokeh.
I actually couldn't pick a favorite so I'll probably be posting more on my own blog later but this was the first one that caught my eye.

I used aperture priority (yay! me- no automatic)
f/4.5
1/30 sec
AND- I pulled out my 35mm lense. It's been gathering dust lately but now I remember how I LOVE it!