Sharing the Silly

One of the interesting aspects to working on a blog is what to choose for an illustration or a “featured image” on the main page. One becomes used to toting a camera everywhere to record events and add detail to words.  Of course, it helps if you have some familiarity with the language of photography–or read the manual that comes with your camera!

My dear husband tends to gift me with “everything but the kitchen sink” technology. I, on the other hand, get overwhelmed by too many choices. So, deciding that photography really ought to be more than just an automated point and shoot with no understanding, I have set myself a goal to learn about things like “aperture” and “shutter speed” “ISO” and composition, etc. To that end, I have taken books from the local library, to whit: the aptly named Digital Photography for Dummies and The Beginners Photography Guide along with Understanding Exposure. I am certain that after years of book renewals, my skills will eventually improve.

To get an idea of what I am up against, I submit for your approval an attempt at taking a night picture of a hazy moon over Westminster village. Only I moved the camera and didn’t realize the shutter was still open.  I call it:


Flamingos On Pogosticks

Flamingos On Pogosticks


4 comments for “Sharing the Silly

  1. Gayle Mathues
    March 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I like flamingos! i would also like to learn more about photography but am not a good independent studier! (spell check does not like that word!) I would like to learn how to make a close up very clear and the background blurry, or hazy or even flamingo-like!
    Maybe a meeting topic/speaker for next year could be on how to take better garden pictures!

  2. Kelly Bollinger
    March 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Sure looks like a flock of flying flamingos to me!

  3. suji
    March 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Gayle, that is a neat idea. Meanwhile, if I learn anything helpful I will pass it along to anyone interested.

  4. Brenda Powell
    March 17, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve been pretty busy this week and just looked at the flamingos. I like it.

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