Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Day!

I love this pic of Jeremy sharing a laugh w/Vicki.
Last day of the month.  Year. Wow. That flew by fast.  I'm thinking this morning about photographs.  When I took my first class with the digital photography class in May, I learned a lot of great new things. One of the topics of discussion was how people store their digitals. I snagged an idea from somebody to store mine in a folder monthly.  This idea has worked really well for me. 

In reviewing my folders, I noticed when the weather turned cold, my number of photos decreased dramatically.  I simply do not  like (notice I didn't use the "h" word ~ it's one of my New Year's resolutions) going outside when it's cold but the truth is that my favorite photos are taken outdoors. I love the morning light and there's nothing like an overcast day for great photos. I'm terrible at indoor photos because I absolutely loath (another word for hate) turning my flash on in someone's face. I've been trying to take indoor photos without a flash all winter and it's just not working out well. The editing program I downloaded from the internet (PhotoScape) does a pretty good job for a lay person like me in getting the red eye out and a few other adjustments but it seems the only way I can turn a bad indoor photo to good is to change it into a black & white photo, which is kinda fun! I love that I have the ability to do that.

Much better in B&W, don't you think?
Tomorrow I will open up a January 2011 folder in my computer. I just know there are interesting subjects to shoot outside my front door. I suppose I ought to get off my keester and start shooting.

I can hardly wait to see what 2011 will bring. I know tomorrow is not here yet. And, really, it's silly to mark it as some kind of special day. Today is what is important. When & if tomorrow gets here, I'll call it important then.  In the meantime, I think I'll use my day off today to bundle up (it's 16 degrees this morning) and get outside and see what's going on in my world and bring back some pics to post up.

Hope you have the most fabulous day of your life today!

love, Susan

1 comment:

  1. I'm waiting to see those pics you are shooting today!

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