Monday, March 22, 2010

Can I trade noses with you please?

That's all I can say today.
My head/nose/face are screaming for relief.
I don't think I have ever not liked the spring season until now, but the weather changes, pollen and spring cleaning dust have culminated into a disaster for my sinuses.
I don't typically suffer much from allergies, just an occasional stuffy nose.
But seriously feels like I have been snorting lines of black pepper.
Every mucus lining in my head and mouth is burning and I have been producing these crazy screaming sneezes every few minutes that make anyone within a 100 ft. radius jump out of their skin. due to this unforeseen will get no interesting blog from me...just a few pics of some of the causes of said blahness.

A bloom from my tulip tree

That's my pollen.

The little one trying his darnedest to end up like me.

Let's just hope this crud goes as quickly as it came so that I can actually enjoy the beauty of springtime.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Camera Play

So I've had my Nikon camera for 7 months or so now and I really wish I could figure out how to use it the "right way". By that I mean that I wish I could learn how to use it in "manual" mode.
I want to learn how to play with the focus and lighting and such, and I've read up on how to start doing this, but I think I just need someone to put their hands on the camera and SHOW me what it all means. Until then, I think my pictures will not be nearly as good as they could be, but even so, I still think the camera, even on automatic settings, takes great photos.
I figured that today I would showcase some of the shots I have gotten when I've just been playing with perspective and detail. I love how a good camera can really preserve the fleeting beauty of a moment or detail of nature.
Aside from the black & white one, all of the pictures are straight from the camera and "untouched". As much as I love to play around with a picture, I think I appreciate a natural picture even more.

Enjoy the pics!

Have questions about any of the pictures (what they are and such)?
Just leave a comment and ask!