It’s New Year’s Eve, and it’s the end of a full year of photography every day. It’s been a really good experience for me. I learned a lot about using my camera and I learned a lot about photography.
I learned about post-processing photos and about photographing dogs. I can now identify all kinds of birds. I spent a lot more time outside with my dogs than I had been doing before, and I’ve enjoyed that a lot. I liked going outside with my camera and looking for something to catch my eye each day–a new tomato on the tomato plant, a bird in a tree, Sophie sitting by the fence, raindrops on a leaf. Getting sick or coming home really late from work pushed me into finding ways to get a photo taken and posted under less than favorable conditions. (I still like my photo of the Theraflu box.) Taking pictures of my dolls was always fun, and I’ve enjoyed reading comments from Sonny who also has some big Masterpiece dolls.
Today I’ve changed the way I’m resizing photos–I had been keeping them at about 1100 x 733 pixels, so that they appeared smaller on the blog page but could be clicked on to be seen at a larger size. Now I’m just posting them at the smaller size. This is a lot easier for me, and I hope it makes the photos appear sharper and that it’s quicker and easier to view them.
So anyway, here are some photos for today.Sophie and Lulu have to be here on New Year’s Eve, of course. I took some photos of the two of them together, but the best I got was this, with them together but looking in different directions. Settings were f/5.6, 1/50, ISO 400.
Lulu wouldn’t cooperate with Sophie for a picture, but on her own she was posing for the camera. Settings were f/5.6, 1/80, ISO 400.
I was happy to see the Mockingbird in the tree by the fence on this last day of the year. Settings were f/6.3, 1/80, ISO 400.
Sophie spotted this squirrel starting to bury an acorn in the back yard, and chased it up into a tree. The squirrel didn’t let go of its acorn though. Settings were f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 400.
The squirrel peered down at Sophie and me, acorn still held securely in its mouth. Settings were f/6.3, 1/400, ISO 400.
And one more look at the squirrel peeking over the top of the big branch. Settings were f/6.3, 1/400, ISO 400.