Friday, 30 July 2010

lavender blue dilly,dilly

lavender's green,
When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen.

I had an exposure and focus assignment to complete for this weeks Karen Russell class.

I gave up waiting for the sun to come out,so for the second year running I found myself and Tasmin at the Lavender farm in Hitchin on a dull dreary summers day.

This is one of my submitted assignment photos.I took it using exposure compensation.I like that we have to submit all our photos unedited in any way.

I don’t use any Photoshop programmes(yet) but a lot of the students have them in my class.It can make a massive difference to a photo,and almost all the photos you see on really good blogs are photo shopped.

Its almost unfair to compare your shots to theirs especially as they usually have a better camera and lenses as well.

But I am trying to find my own style of image,as well as learning photography techniques.Most of my shots from this day were taken with my newly arrived lens.So far so good,it’s a bit heavy but I’ll get used to it.

This was one of my” photos of the day” on the forum.

I was really chuffed to have someone say its like an Antropologie ad.That's the exact look I was going for.

I had to shoot a totally manual exposed photo.That means I have to set everything in the camera,believe me that not easy.And I choose a subject that doesn’t keep still.But needs must.

Here are some of my favourite photos from yesterday.

I also nabbed a few other people to shoot.

And after weeks of listening to me prattling on about exposure,ISO ,focus points,etc.Tasmin took a well composed snap of me.

I’m sure she was thrilled!!!!!!


Denise said...

Wow Karen,these are beautiful shots.I especially love the one of Tasmin kneeling in the lavender field- and I LOVE that shawl/rug that she hs wrapped round her. Beautiful x

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Scrappi Sandi said...

Fabulous shots, dull weather obviously suits!! I love the 'Anthropologie' shot best, although all of them are just beautiful...Tasmin obviously takes after you in being photogenic! Is that wrap/shawl your work from your crochet/knit phase?!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love all the shots, tasmin looks lovely I like the one of her with the basket of lavender,


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