For one month now I’ve been doing what I set out to do: using my Canon Rebel XSi every day, taking and posting photos, as I learned more about my camera and lenses. I have become more familiar and comfortable with my camera. I have posted at least one photo a day–usually more. As I go on I expect to continue to learn more and more.
Today was another fairly warm, sunny day. I got home late and the sun was already throwing a golden glow across the back yard. Here are some leaves from our young citrus tree. Settings were f/4, 1/200, ISO 200.
This is another photo of buds on a chokecherry tree branch. I’m realizing I’ve taken quite a few photos of these branches lately, but they’re good for practicing focusing. This one is manual focus, settings f/3.2, 1/125, ISO 200.
Sophie was sitting with the sun behind her this afternoon. Settings were f/4, 1/250, ISO 200. I think this was manual focus but I’m not positive.
And Bonnie was sitting facing the sun. Again, I’m pretty sure this was manual focus. The settings were f/4, 1/200, ISO 200.
In the house, I experimented with macro mode on the camera. This is Phoenix, a 14-inch jointed vinyl and plastic doll by doll artist Helen Kish. Settings were f/4, 1/60, ISO 400.