Monday, April 14, 2014

Prime Practice...

Passable
 I saw two photos of a coffee cup on Cut and Dry and just loved them. I emailed Betty and asked what lens she used.

She used the Canon 50 mm 1.8 prime lens, the one I bought a couple months ago. I told her I had deleted every photo I took with the lens and asked for tips.

OOPSY 1
 She said she took the cup photo outside and to try different angles and take lots of photos.

OOSPY 2
46 photos later after sitting the syrup bottle on our grill OUTSIDE, this is all I Got.

OOPSY 3
 Bob saw me snapping happily and raised his eyebrows. I said
"I am the only person you know that can spend hours happily with nothing but a syrup bottle, camera and computer"

Passable 2

32 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Morning MS
We missed you and all your snappiness! We have no problem seeing your blog. Mom has a syrup bottle just like that...she has dried rose petals in it.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Montanagirl said...

Good morning! I have to admire your determination - I'm thinking it must be difficult to photograph a clear glass item, no matter what the lighting.

Betsy Adams said...

I enjoy photography also --but my passion lies in pretty flowers/water photos/birds, etc... Don't think I've ever taken photos of a bottle. But--you make it looks SO pretty.

Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

I love the effects of light with glass, so pretty! Even prettier outside!

Willow said...

I actually quite like oopsy 2 :)

TexWisGirl said...

you just keep playing and enjoying it. :)

RoeH said...

All you smart people that can make a camera work. I just know where the on/off switch is and how to click the shutter. I'm so dumb when it comes to cameras. Neat photos!

Inger said...

I love your patience and your eye for perfection. And you are having so much fun, which is after all what is important here. And I liked most of them....

Dazee said...

It is pretty with all the colors. Please keep sharing!

DeniseinVA said...

I applaud your determination and I also enjoyed your photos. Lots of lovely patterns looking through that bottle.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

As you know I got a new camera. Every day I take shots.

My shots are the same dearie deer that visits us.The back yard .

Now today I thought get the banana peels on the ground again. Baby deer will come and I can take a pic again.

Well who is grabbing the peels. Dang it. I am out there waving a broom. get going.

The Crackles is that what you call them black birds.

See last night after Dearie deer had the banana peels and water melon in morning.

She came back at 8 last night. Bless her. She stood at the spot near dark for 20 minutes looking at the window. For her treat.

So this morning we did same but oh those birds beat her.

Oh keep going in a hundred times click, click. That is what it is all about. Fun!

I love your pics and your funny blogs.

If I miss your blog.

It is like missing a night of a funny entertainment program.

You never know what we see hear a pics and a laugh when we turn on your blog.


Your the best. I so enjoy your blog.


Well time to run over to my blog and put up my deer of yesterday and then the black birds were good boys.

Deb said...

it looks good now I don't have to change my sizing...I like your practice with the bottle...nice photos...

DawnTreader said...

That comment you made to Bob made me laugh! :D Happy Snapping!

Ginny said...

I know I have new good eyes, so I cannot see a single thing wrong with any of them!!! And #3 is GORGEOUS with the wavy green, a big wow factor for ME! Of course you may have been trying to achieve a different kind of effect, but this s great.

What Karen Sees said...

I think you've got it!!! That's a sign of a real photographer when you can spend a fare amount of time learning, experimenting and improving your snapping skills!

Miss Debbie said...

Great that you are so easily entertained...Bob should be glad! ha! ha!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well you are determined and that's a good thing!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I have to admit - you are way over my head and brain. I do like them and can see the beauty in the simple things.

Mersad said...

Just keep on shooting and eventually you will get there. These are a very good start. Here is the post with my first test images: http://mersad-photography.blogspot.com/2012/03/canon-50mm-18-lens-test-images-inside.html

Ann said...

even your oopsies are quite interesting. I love all the colors and reflections in the glass

barbara l. hale said...

My 50mm Nikkor is my favorite lens. I just snap away with it and sometimes get something good. I like your syrup bottle pics and I think it's great that you can be entertained with a syrup bottle, a camera and a computer. Keep it up!!

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL! I do the same thing, Sandra....at the butterfly farm I took ten pics of the same butterfly and it's shadow!!!...:)JP

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I agree with Betsy,you turn make a plain old bottle into a work of art.Keep on snapping.

SquirrelQueen said...

Thank goodness for digital cameras where we can take all the photos we like and not have to worry about cost of developing. We can snap away all day.

Oopsy #2 is my favorite, all those greens, browns and a touch of sky blue.

George said...

We certainly enjoy the results of all your snap pings. I need to do more practice with my macro lens.

Eva Ason said...

I like your pics and the oppsies looks interesting. Interesting to snap glass

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong spending ours snapping away, Sandra, but you already KNOW that. I enjoyed your different angles and lighting and we have nearly the same syrup bottle, so now I also have a prop...if it didn't already go to recycling that is. The green showing through the class, which you dubbed an oppsie was a fave of mine in this group.

Linda said...

I totally agree with sparkle 100's comment!
Love your oopsies! You never get bored!

Maggie M said...

I like them all...yes, the oopsies too. Hugs

Betty Manousos said...

i am loving your creative mind.
that last shot is really gorgeous!

Betty Manousos said...

i am loving your creative mind.
that last shot is really gorgeous!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

The green, glass, and light work.