Slacker!

dust through the sunrise

dust through the sunrise

Yes, I’m so sorry! I’ve been slacking off on the blogging front. I should have posted last week, but with lamb marking, kids activities and my SIL visiting from Cairns, the week suddenly slipped by and was gone. Because, you know, life just seems to happen and continues on!

Anyway, being out and about on the farm for lamb marking and seeding has given me some more material for the photography course I’m trying to complete… And failing miserably at!

My mate Amanda from Bushbabe of Oz said to me the other day, that I should be expecting to crappy photos, because it’s all still learning. Well, see, I don’t do that very well. I want to be good at everything ‘right now!’ I’m not patient and I get frustrated when I don’t achieve what I think I should!

Why are my zoom photos always blurry?

Why are my zoom photos always blurry?

So here is a really crappy photo for your viewing! What I want to know is, why, oh why, when I put on my zoom lens so things either go VERY blurry (and yes, I’m on auto focus) or really grainy?

A weed looking pretty!

A weed looking pretty!

South African Lovegrass is a horrible, horrible weed that graces every little crevice (including the cracks on the bitumen roads) and I hate it with a passion. But occasionally it can look pretty. So why is the top part of this photo okay and the bottom half not?

Couldn't stop the flash

Over exposed. Couldn’t get the beautiful, early morning colours right on this one!

Love cobwebs

Love cobwebs

And even this cobweb one wasn’t fantastic – I do like that you can see the spider.

*sigh*

BUT, all this horrible ones are worth it when you take a good one. Now this might be just my take on it, but I LOVE this photo and am really proud of it.

Love sunrises

Love sunrises

 

 

 

 

Comments 1

  1. Well I have to profess I am no photography expert although I enjoy taking them I really have no clue about what I am doing of specifics of a camera. The blurry/ grainy issue, could be to do with lighting. I find I am having trouble with focus on my camera currently so sometimes I zoom in or out just a little to get it to focus and then I can crop later if I want. As to your grass, very pretty photo. Maybe you are unhappy with what is focused on in the bottom any way still like it. I have issues with flash and over exposing too especially in half light when you aren’t sure what you need, sometimes I get further away and use flash to make it not so bright on the object but hints on this would be awesome. I also like your last photo. Very pretty sunset and not the usual perspective. I am loving seeing your learning process and I have to say I am like you and would love to just be awesome at new things rather than having to wait.

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