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 […]

Dragonflies by the pond

Today I captured some images of dragonflies, something I have been trying to do for awhile.  I was pleased with these, considering they’re handheld.  Today was such a beautiful spring day here in North Texas — 73 degrees and sunny.  🙂  Then we went to another local neighborhood pond where I captured the images of […]

Weekly Challenge: Up!

Such a fun challenge! Today I spent time at one of my favorite local neighborhood ponds totally enjoying the beautiful 70-degree weather, along with a million other people!  🙂 So as I was sitting there, thinking about the challenges for this week, I realized that I was staring at the moon through the tree branches. […]

A Change in Weather Creates Beauty

This morning was beautiful!  Of course, it was raining and only 40 degrees, after 70 degrees and sunny yesterday, but it was looked great to me with my camera in hand.  I stopped by one of my favorite ponds and found that the water must have been warmer than the air today and there was […]

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 […]

Spring!

Tulips everywhere! I love driving down the street and seeing tulips everywhere this spring.  I’ve not really noticed them in prior years, but this year they seem to be everywhere I look.  Apparently the cities around here all got really good deals on large quantities of tulips.  For all I know, they have been doing […]

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 — 20130311 Flower

  There is something so beautiful about flowers, the designs, the colors.  The next lens on my wish list is a macro lens.  I really cannot create great close-up images of flowers until I have one.  But I do love the bright colors of this image — makes you want to smile automatically, doesn’t it? […]