Friday, June 18, 2010

Decision Made!

As a follow-up to yesterday's blog post (wow, two posts in two days?  wonders will never cease!), I made my decision ... and purchased just about every single one of the new releases at Design House Digital! LOL  And, not one to waste a moment, I've already completed a page using Audrey Neal's Good Dog kit - you KNOW I had to use that one, right, for a page about Haddie?

And since I was on a decision-making bender, I got another lens for my SLR camera.  Yeah, that's the camera I got, what, last week?! LOL  A really nice wide-angle lens is on my wish list, but for now, I wanted a good macro lens so I can take close-ups of flowers 'n' such.  I ended up with the Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3.  There was a Quantaray 200mm lens, but the store only had the display one left; the Tamron is better quality and a better lens, overall. So, to test things out today, I took a few photos of a coworker's daughter - and she's the cutest thing (the daughter, that is).  I'm not really one for doing portraits - and I have a new-found appreciation for anyone that takes portraits, professionally, of small children ... wow, they wriggle a lot, don't they?!  I've still got some fingealing to figure out with the color balance, but for my first pictures, I don't think they came out too bad - I even got some decent catch lights in the eyes (oh, the wonders of flourescent office lights LOL). Here's my fave, with a little post-processing (and thanks to The Pioneer Woman for the "ethereal" photo action):

Tomorrow I head off for a photography class at a local garden - we'll be in the butterfly garden, so I'm really looking forward to playing some more with the new camera.

1 comment:

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