Friday, June 20, 2008

Father's Day and camera play

Well, Father's Day has come and gone. The children showered their Daddy with some thoughtful gifts and the biggest gift was from all of us - a new grill that Daddy wanted. A few nights ago he cooked dinner for us on it - it works great :)

Here 'tis the new (in the foreground) and the old (in the background). The old grill became a table of sorts during the grilling the other night - it's still useful for small cookouts, but then, with 6 people in the family, we don't do a lot of "small" cooking!

Hope y'all had a great Father's Day as well!

On another note, I've been meaning to figure out the 'manual shooting' mode on my camera for a long time, but the manual for my camera is missing in action - a product of all the moves we've been through since CKB got the camera for me. Today I decided to run a search online and see what I could come up with and ended up finding the manual online in .pdf - hooray - a quick search through the .pdf and I found the information I was lacking on how to adjust the aperture - I never could figure out how to change it after adjusting the shutter speed!

So, a quick test on Miss E (since she happened near me at the time) and here's a before (no flash)

and after (no flash, but w/much better settings - in manual :) ).

I'm so glad to finally have unlocked this door on the camera! Now, for much more playing! Not a problem :) I have so many good subjects around here!

Also, one shot of Mr. A playing outside a few days ago :)


Lok said...

mm-hmmm... all that "aperture" stuff. That's the stuff I have to learn while I'm saving my dollars for a "real" camera to do that stuff you're talking about. If you have any suggestions on a basics of photography book, I'm all ears!

Matthew said...

NICE looking grill - we finally have a grill! Mrs. Torode gave us hers - now I just have to learn how to use it! HA!