Sony A6000 — Manual vs. Auto Settings

I’m loving the Sony A6000 mirrorless camera.  I have passed down my Nikon D5100 to my daughter.  🙂  After a tumultuous start with it, I’ve decided that I really like it.  I was having trouble with it the first time I took it out, but I was using the “recommended” settings that I had seen on […]

Easter at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco TX

So this year my mother and I met my brother and his family at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco since it is pretty much halfway between Austin where they live and Dallas where we live.  It was a dark morning drive down from Dallas, with skies that were dark and foreboding the entire drive.  We […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Color — This challenge was answered today when I was capturing images for another challenge (bugs, bees, and creepy crawlies).  When I was processing today’s images, I realized that this little (tiny!) bug stood out with the bright red coloring against the stone it was on.  I really liked the “pop” of color, so this […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130312 Curious Squirrel

I was actually in a local cemetery on the 12th since the topic for my photography club for that week was “Cemetery.”  This little guy was so curious to see what I was up to, that he just stopped and stared at me for a long time.  This is my favorite of the series of […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130306 Cece with New Lens

Yes, I was still playing with my new lens on March 6.  This image of Cece was one I was quite happy with in terms of being in focus, since I was learning to manual focus with this new lens, the Nikon 43-86mm f3.5 AI.  I was surprised that she stayed still long enough for […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130303 Leopold

We recently got a new puppy, a Chihuahua/Pug mix, a “Chug.”  🙂  He was almost immediately named Leopold — it just seemed to fit him, although there were several discussions over the next several days about changing his name, none of which resulted in an actual change.  “Leopold” had already been ingrained in most of […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130226 Swan

I’ve been pretty busy the past few days and have not kept up with my daily photos very well! The 26th of February was a beautiful day here in North Texas (we’ve had some gorgeous Spring days already, although the past few days have been kind of chilly).  This swan and another were swimming in […]

Worked on keeping my hands steady for some close-up captures today

I have a wonderful walkabout lens — the Tamron 18-270mm variable aperture lens.  I sometimes have a hard time getting really clear, sharp shots holding it instead of using a tripod, and I rarely haul around my tripod when I’m just walking around.  I spent some time today really focusing on keeping still while shooting […]