Sometimes we meet others who touch our hearts with their words, and we are fortunate to have them become a part of our lives. That's the way I feel about Chelle, a very sweet and talented young woman from northern Indiana. I'd like you to meet her, too.
Up until a couple years ago, my mom (84) was still active with her old-neighborhood Bridge group. Unfortunately some of the ladies have passed away. There's still several of the them she visits with and goes to lunch on their respective birthdays. These are 60 year friendships and going strong. Amazing!
Chelle, so great to know more about you! I've also cried throughout your story about Blackie and I was so happy you finally got him back...you have such a way with words! Love your pictures too, I'd love to learn more about photography from you.
Sharon, thank you for such a lovely article about our friend!
I'll be happy to share what I actually know about photography. There's a little tutorial in one of my gallery threads that might help a little, but I'm technologically challenged. It changes faster than I can keep up with it!
I haven't even figured out yet how to take a shot on the "manual" settings offered on my digital camera. So far it's just been point and shoot.
Name: Lance Gardner coastal plain Virginia Question authority, guide in wisdom
Nice camera. What I would do is try and forget it is a fancy digital, with all sorts of added features and built in 'stuff'. Take pictures like you are used to. And of course, the lenses are a big part of being able to use it to its fullest, so here comes Christmas! For the manual settings, there should be aperture priority, shutter priority, and fully manual. When you look in the view finder, it should tell you if you have the lighting right with some sort of meter or scale. Most likely, there is a small wheel that you turn to change the settings once you have the camera set in that mode. My Rebel automatically adjusts the setting that I don't when I have it set on shutter or aperture. In other words, if I want to change the focus field, I use the aperture priority mode, and adjust the aperture to what I want. The camera adjusts the shutter speed to what it thinks is appropriate for the light available, and shows me what it is. If you really want to have fun, go fully manual, but I have not played with mine that much yet. It is fun to alter the lighting, though, isn't it?
You might just have to give up on Cubits some night, and read the manual!
Let me know how it goes.
Lance - I have reading that book of an operators manual on my list of interesting projects for this winter. Then I'll play around with setting up some practice shots and see how it goes. I definitely need some more practice with controlling lighting.
BTW - Love your cubit! Whenever I need my spirits lifted it's one of my favorite places to go. I have to chuckle with empathy when I read the posts about "the rats with cute tails". Naughty little critters!
My boy is eliciting giggles from me on a fairly regular basis now too - He's enamored of the word ginormous that I think we picked up over there!