A few of the pooch, bribed to sit still by the treat I held just above the lens….
These were all taken at 1/50, 3.0 ISO 2800-3200. I’m lucky that treat held his attention so well! ;)
I came across this blog post last night: Double Exposure Tutorial and although it is directed at Canon 5D Mark III users, I was inspired to give a try myself.
Though these aren’t perfect, I had a lot of fun figuring them out! I want to try more, so I will look for opportunities to shoot myself and others in profile more often.
you can see other people’s double exposures on flickr.
As well as something old…
Isaac and I went for a walk along the BPA trail in Federal Way this evening.
I kept seeing these little seed pods dangling from plants along the trail. In the evening light they were very photogenic.
All the while we were walking, I was wondering what they were called, and reminding myself to look them up when I got home.
—okay, I’d like to take a moment and admit that I can be kind of a dork sometimes.—
I got home, and Googled “Western Washington yellow blossom seed pod”
Two of the first three photos were from this blog: The blog. (disclaimer: I told you I’m a dork sometimes)
I learned something new, AGAIN, apparently. Ijust got a glimpse in to what it might feel like to have Alzheimer’s.
I wonder if this information will stick in my brain until next spring. Stay tuned to find out! ;)
I spent some time out in the garden today. It’s been so nice lately, summer has truly arrived!
Last year, I bought a small rhubarb plant, in the hopes that this year I would be able to begin harvesting it for pie making.
Unfortunately, between the too small planter I had it in, the darkness on our Renton deck, and gardener error, that plant died. Slowly, but steadily, one leaf, then the other, turned brown, curled up, and fell off. I was devastated.
I wasn’t going to try again, until I had an actual in the ground place to put it, but….
I bought a new one anyway. I decided that in our new place here in Milton it was more likely to get the sun it needed, and I was more prepared to know how to care for it. The scary thing was though, about a month after I bought it (and planted in a large planter, with plenty of sun) it started showing signs that it wanted to do the same thing! I watched in horror as one leaf turned brown, curled, and fell off, all the while trying basic things like moving it to a better location and monitoring it’s water intake.
Once that first leaf fell off though, I knew I would have to take more pro active steps. So I Googled it.
I quickly found that other people were having the same problem! The solution? Nitrogen.
And the funny thing was, I possessed the solution all along, having purchased a package of blood meal at the beginning of the year.
Anyway, that’s all been about 2 or 3 weeks now. I’ve been watching the plant for any new signs of browning. I happy to report nothing of the sort, and in fact, today I found this new bud of a leaf beginning to grow! I’m so happy the blood meal worked. I did a little happy dance on the spot, before grabbing my camera. I will probably be applying it every few months, because apparently (thanks Google) rhubarb likes nitrogen very, very much. Perhaps even more than I like baking with rhubarb itself!
I’m excited to share some news with you! There is a new family member in town!
Nope, I’m not pregnant. Did I fool you? Haha.
The family I’m referring to is my camera family. Most of the cameras in it so far are no longer functional, but I have high hopes that this one is. I found a Minolta SRT 101 at a yard sale today for $10. I will need to buy a battery for it, as well as film, and then we’ll be ready to go!
I was lucky enough to find a few other goodies in my yard sale travels today, including some potential subject matter for my photography.
These are just prelims, I wanted to try a few things out. I think I’m going to try with natural light tomorrow, as well as clean up the loose strings and such.
Want to see what some other Blogathoners are doing today?
This dilapidated house caught my eye today as I drove through Black Diamond. I turned around, and headed back for another look (and a photo!). Looking at my photos now, I’m wishing I had gotten closer, to get a more detailed shot of the ivy growing up the side of the building. Well, I don’t think my subject is going anywhere soon…
Not sure that it really works that well tilt shifted..