Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tiptoe Through The Tulips With Me...

One little word:  Snapshot

A few months ago I had never taken my DSLR camera off of AUTO and it seemed so very scary to think in terms of F-stops and Shutter Speeds and exposure compensations, oh my...

Well, happy to say camera is no longer on AUTO and is most often on Aperture Priority these days with a fixed lens, 50mm.

Lots and lots of awful photos, failures and throwaways...

But every once in awhile a tiny little miracle occurs and I am able to capture a small slice of life, which gives me hope and encourages me to continue this quest. My constant "mantra" is progress not perfection.

Yes, my word for 2011 is Snapshot and my exciting journey of change and growth continues.

Happy Easter dear blongland friends
And may your view include beautiful spring flowers



Tracy said...

The last one is my favourite, absolutely beautiful

Terri said...

Beautiful spring photos! I know exactly what you mean about getting off of "Auto" on a new camera. I am slowly learning about my DSLR...I have had it a year now. You are doing really well.
Happy Easter!

Cindy Welch said...

Oh my god Gorgeous. Your pics are perfect and I am so proud of you

Carol Anne said...

Yes, progress not perfection. It's a great mantra.
I took my camera off Auto a couple years ago, and only use it now if I'm in a really low light situation and I can't seem to get where I need to go with the aperture, etc.

Suz said...

Those are stunning! In fact, they are magical. Hope you are having a lovely Easter!

Lisa said...

Catherine, your tulip photos are simply gorgeous. Your snapshot journey is coming along marvelous!