I’ve been practicing with my new lens that has a 1.8 aperture on the lens. It’s not an easy lens to focus, especially with eyes like mine (near and far sighted with a touch of astigmatism). But I also have read that it’s harder to focus with this type of lens so I’m hoping that’s the problem. 🙂
What a frustrating photo shoot! I usually do not use the self timer on my camera, so I always forget how to use it. On my Nikon 5100 it’s a lot more confusing to set it than my older Nikon, the D80. I don’t know why they made it with so many steps. The manual doesn’t have any directions and neither does the Nikon for Dummies book. Let the truth be known, that some of the directions are there, but it could have been written so much better. But I did finally get it to work so all was well.
It’s been years since I sent out cards. Last year I sent out some, but no photo. I usually just take a picture of my son for my Christmas card, but this is the first year I did the whole family. ❤
There were plenty of landscaping opportunities on the large slab of stone that I was standing on. Stone Mountain has plenty of areas as does Lithonia where the surface is stone. But you do not see any of the stone here since I was focusing on the river. On the branch of the tree that fell over the river, a pink ribbon was tied to it. If fact there were quite a few pink ribbons along the river that was tied onto branches. I focused on the water to get this shot.
The family and I took a road trip in the middle of nowhere to go hiking. Thank God my husband is patient with me to stop in the middle of the road so I can take a picture! I did this often on this trip while my family baked inside the car.
The playground is a great place to take photographs. I use all my resources since I do not have a studio. It was busy that Saturday. I saw a baby shower going on as well.