Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some experimenting in the yard again...

Found a tiny little sprout in a pile of leaves, branches, and some other stuff. For the next few minutes I took a million shots of it from different angles (my way of trying to figure out how camera works). The thing is... why is it that the image on camera is less colorful than real life object?

I tried to make one shot with the meaning that even if everything around is depressing, there could still be something beautiful in the midst of it. I don't really think it worked, and I'm posting it just so that you guys could tell me how to make it work. Because I want it to work :)

And then I found our first guest for millet spray :)

I absolutely love spring!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

For some reason I can't comment on my own blog, so...

I'll just reply here :)
Anonymous: what is this 'bronze effect'? Unless you're talking sepia pictures, I have no idea.
Tom: you may laugh at me, but I'm using a regular digital camera, Sony Cyber-Shot (8.1 mega pixels). I know that a professional camera has a gazillion advantages, but I have just begun to explore photography, and I wont be able to afford a better camera for quite a while.
Everyone: Thank you for your lovely comments!

P.S: I think I caught a cold somewhere... ugh..

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Rain was here"

It rained almost the whole night, and as soon as it was over I thought it's a perfect time to go out and experiment some more. These pictures are FAR from pro quality (like Tom's, for example) but I enjoyed taking them so much and I think I'm making a tiny progress :)

First, my pitiful attempt to capture sun's rays through the branches ;)

The next photo is somewhat a mystery to me. The flash was on, but the lighting turned out somewhat weird on the image. The middle is super bright, but everywhere else the colors are dark. No clue what happened there... But I kind of like how it looks.

A little closer...

I was a little obsessed with droplets today...

It was fun. I have at least 25 more shots, but they are basically the same thing from different angles. Experimenting :) Anyways, I came across a problem when I was saving these images. I read that JPEG format is bad because the photos end up with worse quality. That's, however, the only format I've used so far. How should I save them then?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Close Up of a Flower

Up close and personal :) I have made a black-and-white copy of this same shot, and here's what it looks like.

Which one do you think looks more interesting?