Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bloggography: Winter Theme

Manic Mother

You may remember that I took an online photography class a while back.  I loved learning about my camera and taking great pictures.  But....I've gotten a little rusty and I need to refresh my memory and learn some new things too.

Just like the angel she is...Beth at Manic Mother (and her friend Lolli at Better in Bulk) decided to teach us what she knows and I couldn't be more excited!

Last week, Beth started the lessons by getting to know your camera and explained the different modes.  I pretty much use all of the non-automatic modes already but I do it poorly.

And of course, it wouldn't be a lesson with out homework and our challenge was to take a Winter Themed photograph in any mode except full auto.  I'm not leaving my house much right now because of the snow and cold so I just stepped outside my front door and took a picture of the mountain behind my house.

Taken in Manual Mode
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/320
ISO 200

This was taken at 4:35pm as the sun was setting.  I love how the sun turned the leftover leaves on the trees orange.  In the summer, the entire mountain turns a beautiful orange hue.

If you need some help learning your way around your camera...join us!

P.S. I'll be watching The Bachelor this morning and posting my thoughts later today.


  1. I still can't believe that is the view from your house! Its amazing, and a beautiful picture too!

  2. What a stunning view from your house! My mom lives at the foothill of a big mountain, and I always love walking out her front door!

  3. This picture is gorgeous and the view is stunning.

  4. Great picture. That is similar to my picture. I can see I have much to learn. Nice shot!

  5. A mountain right by your house?? Too cool! Beautiful shot.

    I have a silly point and click camera with teething marks on it. Some day I will get a grown up camera!

  6. I am going to check out that site. I am in dire need of some tips for my camera!


  7. Wow, nice mountain you have there! Great shot!

  8. wow, what a view!! i can't wait to see what else you capture!

  9. I have to check this site out! I just got a new camera and need to put it to work. I rarely shoot in auto mode but tips are always great! Love this view from your house, beautiful!

  10. Um, thank you, I think I *will* join ya! That is a gorgeous photo! My husband and dad drove through Utah on their way to Wyoming in October. Jeremy said that it was by far the prettiest state he drove through. Still can't convince him to move there though :(

  11. Great photo! Way to go! I'd probably be sitting and looking outside 24/7 if I had that view! Wow!

  12. Great way to start the challanges! Thanks for sharing your backyard with us!

  13. Connie, that is a gorgeous photo. And - aside from the snow :-) a beautiful place to live.
    I think you are doing a terrific job with your camera.
    Can't wait to learn how to use my manual settings as well.
    Thanks for sharing... Mine will go up later in the week.

  14. what a BEAUTIFUL picture! I am so jealous that is right outside your front door!


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