Saturday, January 29, 2011

Playing

Playing....playing with my camera.  Trying to learn how to use it.

I have it on manual...that is a step in the right direction :-).
Aren't these wooden birds cute?  I got them at a local nursery this Christmas and used them on my mantel.

The bowl was made by a Louisiana artist from reclaimed Cypress wood.

Hope you are having a great weekend!
Welcome Home,
Penny

30 comments:

Busy As Can Be said...

I love the wooden birds thaey are so pretty. I always love bird and bunny figurines. And your pictures look great.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is the perfect time to be playing, Penny, as long as it doesn't hurt your shoulder. Your arrangement is pretty...I LOVE that bowl!

XO,
Jane

Kim said...

Hi Penny. Looks like you certainly getting the hang of it. You have a good camera. I am still trying to take better pictures. I think I need a class!
Xoxo, Kim

debi said...

Beautiful photos and once again love the birds! I am hoping for a new camera as I have recently in the last couple years become very interested in photography....I love photo memories :-)

Hugs!

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Penny
Those birds are too cute, and the bowl is lovely :-) Your photos are always splendid, I'm afraid photography for me will always be a point and shoot!

Donna said...

Love those little birds. Have fun with your camera!

Hugs,
Donna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your birds and the bowl are both gorgeous. Your pics are fabulous too. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Adrienne said...

That bowl and those birds are fantastic! And so are your photos. I tried to venture a little ways away from my comfort zone with my camera the other and made my poor doggie look like he had a hangover! Think I need to practice that one a bit more before I venture any further.
~Adrienne~

Jojo said...

Love the carved bird! I'm dreaming of the day that I get a new camera!

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, your snaps are lovely and what sweet little wooden birds!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I got a dvd from the library on how to make the most from my digital camera...it is due back in a couple of days. You just reminded me..have fun playing!~Hugs, Patti

Brenda Kula said...

You're certainly braver with your camera than I am! Good for you! I just put it on Automatic and click.
Brenda

Sarah said...

Penny, playing with your camera is the perfect pass time while your shoulder heals. Have fun with it!
The wooden birds and the bowl are both beautiful. I love items made from natural elements.
Enjoy your weekend. ~ Sarah

Donnie said...

Your birds are lovely and I think you're doing well with the new camera.

Snappy Di said...

Nice photos! When in doubt, shoot manual. It hardly ever disappoints.

Di

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What beautiful pics! Looks like you are mastering the artform;)!

Kathleen Grace said...

The photos look nice and clear, have you found any online tutorials? I love the birds, they look so natural and pretty in the polished wood:>)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have been using manual too on my point and shoot. Sometimes it looks too yellow. Something in my white balance is off, but don't know how to fix it. Love your bowl and birds.

Theanne... said...

Your photos look great and I love the wooden birds and bowl!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

The pictures look great! If you are already in manual and your pictures look that good, you are doing very well! Have fun playing with the new camera!

Terri said...

Wow, those photos really bring out the wood grain in the birds. Nicely done!

Sue said...

Hi Penny...your shoulder must be doing better if your able to take pictures....I hope it's feeling better...love the little birds...Are you having beautiful weather up by you like we are having here in Atlanta....it got to 71 today!!

Angie said...

Those are such beautiful wood pieces. Have fun with your camera and hope you are healing and getting better each day!

Sherri said...

Love those little wooden birds and the bowl is pretty neat too!

Paola said...

Sono splendidi oggetti!! ciao Penny, da tanto non ti
lascio i miei saluti:ho visto che hai pure avuto problemi di salute e mi dispiace. Spero che presto tu stia del tutto bene e in ritardo ti faccio anche tanti auguri per il 2011, pieno di soddisfazioni. Un abbraccio

see you there! said...

Your photo's are great. I need to know about those apples tho. Glass? Stone? Pretty anyhow,

Darla

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Penny, your pics look wonderful! What kind of camera did you get? I got a small Canon for Christmas...but am really wanting the Rebel - when I have some extra dough.

Such sweet birds!!!

xoxo
Becky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your brown and white transferware dish with your birds, Penny! Your pictures are looking great, but you always had good pictures. I got a new camera for Christmas and have been using it since. I think it really helps my pictures look so much better. I'll be looking to take a photography class in the Spring to help me use and understand it better.

Erin said...

LOve your wooden treasures Penny!

Mary said...

Adorable birdies - and your pics are always great Penny!