Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action

Last night was my first field trip with my camera club.

We met in the garden at Ethel M. Chocolate Factory

where there is an amazing Christmas lights display.

The beginner's which included myself, my friend Gayla and another woman

were shown how to shoot at night and also how to do camera tricks

to achieve such results as in the photo above.

I really hate cold weather and last night it was really cold.

Our club met at 6:00 and after our lesson we were on our own.

Even though my fingers were numb from the bone chilling cold,

I was the very last club member to quit.

I was enjoying for the first time ever venturing out of auto mode,

and actually understanding what I was doing.

It was like the light bulb finally went off in my head.

Okay, I still have a long way to go and lots to learn about my camera still,

but at least now, I understand aperture and how to change it

and how to find out if I'm overexposing or underexposing.


Now I'm ready to really experiment.

The following photo is the very first one I took.

I took some really great photos

which I will showcase more of during the Friday Town Shoot Out Theme of Town Decorated.

I know you are sitting on pins and needles with excitement

but you'll just have to wait another week and a day.

(haha)  don't you love how I assume that you want to see more?

Thanks for stopping in.


  1. I just love that first pic!

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  2. You are turning into a talent. I can hardly wait!!

  3. Yay, yay for you. Really I am so happy for you. And that first shot looks like a piece of artwork! Nice job.

  4. Your assumption is right, however. I DO want more! And I love the circular flowing light picture.

  5. I'mk so proud of you and so happy for you and your membership into the camera club. I really believe that is where you are going to really learn the art of photography. I think I will follow your lead and join our local one too.



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