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An old photo.

Posted by MWPA on May 27, 2009

I have so many things I should be doing, but instead of doing them I am looking back through the last yar at the photo’s I have taken. Its great to see how I have improved, I cant belive how many pictures that I thought were great at the time actually are terrible and not focussed corrrectly due to me using the wrong settings, I am reeditting a few pictues too, just to see if any are savable, here is one that a little bit of editing changed completely, this is my new desktop background!

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Picture of the day is….

Posted by MWPA on January 23, 2009

MellowMellow! (click to see it larger.

Yesterday I went to the dollar stor to buy some props that I could use with my photography,as I am trying to practice and get better with my lighting skills, I also wanted to get some props suitable for my valentines day project. I chose to go to the Dollar Tree because they  are cheap, and I figured there must be some things they sell there that I could use. Well I ended up spending just about $8.00 and came away with 3 bunches of flowers, some valentines day candies, a vase and some pebles to fill the vase and some hearts on sticks. After visiting te Dollar Tree I went toi the next store along which is Ben Franklins craft store,I always find the store a little pricy but I knew the sold fabric and I wanted to see if they had anything suitable for a background. I ended up choosing 3 yrds of mottled blue material that makse quite a nice background.

The pictures that I took were using my camera-a 30d and the nifty fifty lens-named that because it is cheap and neat, it is the Canon 50mm 1.8, I love how sharp this $80 lens is, and I use it alot. I attached my external flash the 430exii and pointed the flash to the cieling so Mellow wouldnt get the red eye effect but he would still be lit nicely. The flowers came out so bright and colourful, I think this may be my favourite picture of the year-yes I know its only January!

I am going to try and take a picture a day from this point on, so that I can get more cresative with the things I have aailable, even if its just things outside my appartment, I really want to push my creativity, as I feel that my photography lacks the wow factor.

I am also going to push myself to learn a forighn languarge, We have a Rosetta Stone CD which was given to Will and I, so I really want to try and learn some Spanish-especially as it is spoken so widly accross the world.I am not sure how well I will do, as I have never been good at getting the accents correct, but I guess practice makes perfect. Even if I get a couple of ‘lessons’ in before work, eventually the language has to start sinking in, hasnt it?

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Posted by MWPA on April 20, 2008

Pink Flower Uh OH I just looked out the window because its soooooo dark in here and I see it is absolutely pouring with rain, Just as I turned my head back to the computer I heard a huge crash of thunder, It made me jump so much! The wind has really picked up too, but its still very warm-YUK I hate this kind of weather.

Virginia has such strange weather It can be frosty in the morning and still reach 70 degrees in the afternoon, one minute it will be sunny with a few clouds then the sky will rurn black and yu better be prepared to take cover from a heavy rain storm.

Just in the short time of writing those two paragraphs above the rain has almost completely stopped, there were only 5 claps of thunder that sounded almost on top of us, but only the last one woke will up, although he said he was dreaming I was cleaning pots and pans so I guess he heard the thunder but didn’t associate it with what it was.

I chose to write this blog with this picture that I took yesterday, (which was a beautiful hot sunny day) After volunteering at The Cat Corner I went to one of the other volunteers house to see her lovely garden, she lives on the waters edge so I was able to take a couple of pictures of the egrets that like to fish in the water by her house, you can see pictures in my FlikR slide show.

Today I got up about 9.30 and walked my neighbours dog for her, then I came home and prepared the pot roast for tonight, and I tried to tidy up, but I wasnt very motivated-there is always tomorrow…

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