Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, February 13, 2012

Rose bowl and playing with my camera

In my last post I told you about my fun day yesterday.  When I got home last night my corsage was pretty wilted but the rose didn't look too bad.  So I took the bouquet apart and floated the rose in a bowl with some of the fallen petals and baby breath.  I set it on the table and started playing with the Aperture on my camera.  I have never used that setting before.  Here are some of the pictures.  Don't asked me which pictures used which setting because I don't know.  All I know is that I like the way the pictures turned out.







The were all taken with different settings last night with only one table lamp on.  I am going to be practicing using the different settings on the camera instead of using auto all the time.  I have been reading the camera manual which isn't always easy to understand.  I purchased an e-book called "Improve Your Photography...How Budding Photographers Can Get Pro Results" by Jim Harmer.  The reviews said it was easy to understand and I agree.  But I will need lots of practice.

I'm linking to the Newbie Party at DebbieDoo's
and Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

I hope you have a great week and a Happy Valentines Day!

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time.


Barb





9 comments:

Carole M. said...

have written down the book title; I've been trying to learn my way through manual settings and the exposure triange; it isn't easy to comprehend, so easy is sounding good! Don't mind the practice. Nice selection of sweet photographs you got from your bouquet.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It looks like you really enjoyed playing with your camera. You have created a pretty arrangement with your rose and other bits and pieces,Barb.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hope that you are having a good day.

Happy Valentine's


x Fiona

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Barb,

I love your gorgeous arrangement.

Happy Valentine's Day!

xo,
Dee

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Pretty photos, Barb. Keep on learning, I'll be right behind you...

Chubby N Chieque said...

Very smart lady.

So romantic. How I wish I could learn on my cam too.

Happy VD to you and to your lovelies.

Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
/chie

Jenn @ Handmade Homebody said...

I need to start playing with my camera. I have mostly just used the auto setting. What a fun idea to photograph your pretty rose. :)

Miss Charming said...

Such a pretty centerpiece! Everything looks better with fresh flowers.

Debbiedoo's said...

Glad you joined me Barb. It is fun playing with your new camera right?