Monday, August 19, 2013

Sparkle, Sparkle, Gleam, Gleam


Sparkle, Sparkle, Gleam, Gleam,
my two days off were not what they seem.

I took two days off from blogging to find time to clean the dust bunnies, their children and grand children, off the glass in the NOOK (and other parts of the house)..... the glassware drying on the counter caused an attack of MadSnapperITIS...


the gleaming glassware called out to me to use the new fill flash 2nd curtain in my Canon  Rebel..


Several bloggers said in comments they did not know what fill flash is... All photos below were taken of single objects sitting in that mess you see in the first  photo. the fill flash removes the rest of the JUNK..


In email conversation with Ginny, I said the fill flash is a setting on my Nikon, I don't have it on the Rebel...


I then decided to research and found I DO HAVE IT... but it is called 2nd Curtain.. All of these photos were taken while learning to use that manual setting.
More tomorrow on what Fill flash is and how it works.




31 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

2nd curtain? I need to check that out! Thanks, Sandra!

SweetMarie said...

I've never heard of fill flash. Love your photos! I need to clean dust bunnies weekly it seems. :)

Madi and Mom said...

NOTHING IS PRETTIER THAN CRYSTAL GLEAMING.

YOU RASCAL MS I THOUGHT YOU WERE NOT POSTING ANY OVER THE WEEKEND NOW I SEE I MISSED AN ENTIRE SEGMENT OF MS
HELPFUL HINTS AND STEAM LOCOMOTIVES.

LEATHER HONEY IS A MIRACLE CLEANER
HUGS C

Ramakant Pradhan said...

You have an amazing collection of photogenic items. Love the pictures. The ones towards the end have a very nice shallow depth of focus which makes them stand out.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

You have an amazing collection of photogenic items. Love the pictures. The ones towards the end have a very nice shallow depth of focus which makes them stand out.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

You have an amazing collection of photogenic items. Love the pictures. The ones towards the end have a very nice shallow depth of focus which makes them stand out.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

You have an amazing collection of photogenic items. Love the pictures. The ones towards the end have a very nice shallow depth of focus which makes them stand out.

S. Etole said...

I've heard of fill flash but not second curtain. Looking forward to what you will be sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

i have cobwebs everywhere here. thank goodness i'm not a madsnapper.

Ann said...

I wondered what second curtain was, glad you expained it. My Sony has fill flash although I don't use it much. I really should

Blackberry Lane said...

Makes you feel good to get everything clean and sparkly. Love your photos of the pretties.

Vagabonde said...

You read some of the same blogs I read too. I have a Nikon but don’t get beautiful pictures like you do. Of course I am confused by all the manual thingies – I take many pictures of the same thing on automatic and keep the best one… Your pictures are stunning by their clarity.

photowannabe said...

Love the description of the family of dust bunnies.
I'm afraid I have their brothers and sisters here too.
I think you have inspired me to attack another cupboard and see what hidden "treasures" I can find.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic images. Two suggestions for you,one you are always welcome at my house. I will supply the cleaning rags and whatever else you need to polish my house and it's contents. Two,when you come bring your camera and let's have some fun. LOL

Susannah said...

Dust bunnies...they live in everyone's houses. They want to be your pets! You sure do have an array of glassware. Do you have it out in the spot where you put your beautiful Christmas sparkly things? They look so pretty all together.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You lost me on the fill flash but the pictures as always are great. I will have to check out that 2nd curtain on my Rebel. Looking forward to your explanation tomorrow.

Ginny said...

Very cool! OHHH MY, the fourth picture looks like long stalactites of glass dripping from the ceiling. Like in a cave only clear glass.

Deb said...

I thought dust bunnies were good luck...that's why I keep them around...lol...nice pretty glass...I love glass...clear...colored...all the above...

crafty cat corner said...

I love your photography Sandra, you're so creative with it.
How good you are washing all that lot, I tend not to have too many ornament, mainly because they wouldn't stay put long with my 5 monsters.lol
Briony
x

Miss Debbie said...

You have been busy...cleaning and snapping! Love the pictures!

George said...

I'm glad you found time to continue snapping while you were busy cleaning. I look forward to learning more about fill flash. I haven't heard the term 2nd curtain before.

Dee said...

So pretty...so glad you can clean and snap at the same time....a talent few have :) You have inspired me to clean tomorrow...a long over do job.

Betsy Adams said...

Now that you have had so much experience washing the dust rabbits and all of the bunny friends off of your glassware, you can come here and do mine for me... OKAY????? Please!!!! I'll be your bestest friend FOREVER.... Pinky Swear!!!!!!! ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So pretty...so your days off sure produced some pretty pics.

Terri said...

I do not like to wash the dust bunny families, so my collection of glassware and Avon bottles is safely ensconced in a couple of boxes- stuffed in the closet. It was me or them. I won.

magscorner said...

Wow! Lots of nice shine and sparkle around your place sweet Sandra. I love the last pictures that is a cool setting. I have not been brave enough to explore very many settings on my camera, but one day. lol Hugs

Linda said...

Lots of lovely items to clean - some so delicate - but also good ones to experiment technical things with your camera. Love the last shot with the thick rim and the softer base.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh how I wish you'd come here and clean! Those were beautiful and clean. sandie

Rose said...

I wonder if webster's dictionary has the meaning of Madsnapperitis? If not, it should.

SquirrelQueen said...

Laughing over Susannah's comment about dust bunnies wanting to be pets. Does that mean I should start feeding the dust bunny family that lives under my bed? Wonder what they eat. I love all your sparkly glass.

Carol Henstra said...

Oh your pictures are awesome. I like all your crystal collections. Love that reindeer. And animal selections. I see a bunny.

I will come back when it is a miserable day and look again.

Now I have to go dust my things it is Friday. My holidays are over and now back to the days of dust and shine.