|Toadstools SOOC- 2011 (Straight Out of Camera)|
Today the digital camera gives us options and editing programs which often save an otherwise disposable shot for snapshooters. But do not be deceived-- professionals use ADOBE PHOTOSHOP or similar programs, too, often to create special effects, but occasionally to salvage a photo.
|Two Toadstools 2011 (not quite sharp focus)|
Today we hit "delete' or "wastebasket'" instead of discarding "shots." And that is what today's post is about, as you will see as I continue this dialogue.
Most of you have been subjected to my maladies, particularly a soon-to-be 75 yr. body that resists bending and kneeling, twisting and turning as in my youth, even my 40s. Heart patients are supposedly not to bend down so that their heart is below their waist. I am only 4'10". If I bend down at all, my heart is below my waist. Some of this stuff I think is 'old wives' tales.
|Two Toadstools 2011 (top view)|
Blogger Abraham Lincoln, some generations removed, yet kin to Pres. Lincoln, is an award winning journalist and photographer. His knowledge of his varied subjects, too, is very impressive.
He often gives photo tips, and is kind enough to endure this old lady's questions. He and I have lovely spouses who endure our propensities to photography and writing. Unfortunately, he and I share the maladies of COPD.
Sometime ago he wrote a post about putting your camera between your feet and taking ground level photos if you could reach your shutter button.
|4 Toadstools 2011|
|4 Toadstools 2011|
The shots of 3 or 4 toadstools are the same toadstools. The shots of two toadstools are the same, also. I found no toads, frogs, gnomes. fairies or other netherworld characters living in or near them.
|Naked Ladies 2011|
I have a monopod and know there are some right angle viewfinders, too. I also have a remote control for my shutter, so with practice I think I can improve on this ground level technique. The lower back and leg muscles are aching from my bending in this experiment.
|Naked Lady Buds|
[kind of remind me of
the Girl Scout Salute]
Around Christmas I hope to buy a new camera body that makes movies. and has some other neat features. My husband approved my buying one on Internet at unbelievable price--so was the dealer, so I passed. Always read the bad reviews; they really tell the true tale.
Now that weather has dipped below 100 deg. here I hope some or all of you can get outside, at least early a.m. and late p.m. I have seen a couple of photo reflections when the sun and clouds come together at just the right time....I am waiting patiently.......