I am absolutely obsessed with my new camera. I've gone from auto mode pics of my cat to really experimenting with settings and exposures. I know what aperture is, yo! This little beauty is now my constant companion, and nothing is safe from my lens. Honestly, I think the boys (and pets) love all the extra attention.
Last week Kristen over at KV's Confessions joined in on Scavenger Hunt Sunday, which is hosted by Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Ashley is a photographer who takes insanely beautiful photos. Each week she posts five random words, and interpreting them photographically is the name of the game. I can't think of a better way to stretch my camera's legs.
I posted the words to my computer desktop with a virtual sticky note and thought about them all week. Some were snapped by Tuesday. Others were dreamed up yesterday. Here goes nothing.
Mr. Vista in a laundry basket. We laughed at some of the photos because he looked like a masked feline crusader when his eyes and nose matched up with the slots. He was indifferent to the whole thing, actually getting quite sleeping mid-shoot.
Our local Starbucks backs up to a lovely river park. The water was so still that it was difficult to tell the reflections from the actual trees. I had a hard time choosing just one photo to post.
So...this one may have been a stretch. I had a few minutes until Kiddo's school let out, so I sat in the car and starting shooting things around me. Letting go of my old car last spring was tough, I'm very sentimental, and Jared made me this tissue paper flower the first week I owned it. I stuck it in the air vent where it will remain forever. The colors are fading, and I love it so. This lovely is in my car (auto) and I used the single-focus AF setting for the first time, so it was an 'auto' double whammy. Makes sense, right?
Starbucks is doing a promotion where you buy this reusable cup for a buck and save 10 cents every time you use it. I can actually remember to bring this one with me. I was practicing with the AF settings and shot the cup. Again, I was in the car trying to get creative with my surroundings.
5. People Watching
Kiddo mimicking me taking a photo of him. Then I used my camera's black and white option. I wonder if I really look like this. I've been thinking that I should double up on eye cream on my squinting eye if I am going to have a camera in front of my face all day every day.
How did I do?
This is a really fun idea! I'm excited to start working on next week's words.