Wednesday, June 29, 2011


My Brother in law loves photography, so over the years, I have been gifted with some of his equipment that he didn't want.
This month he dropped his camera and decided to have it fixed and give it to me, and he is getting himself a new one.
Not sure why he doesn't want his, it will be brand new when they replace the lens, but I will not look a gift horse in the mouth;)
I guess I am going to have to learn how to use a real camera.

Yesterday he sent me his tripod, he never uses it and I really need one, since I shake too much.
It will be great to use when I take photos of my pieces, and when I get the new camera, hopefully better colors.

Today I tried it with my camera, not sure if mine fits right, but it did keep me steadier. Of course nothing interesting came by, just the usual group of birds who spent the afternoon sitting and fighting over the bird feeders.

When I get the new camera, I will find out if it is the camera or me, lol. I will definitely have to ask santa for a larger zoom this year;)

This is a scrub bush, perfect place for a bird feeder. The long thorns keep the other critters from climbing up and getting into the feeders.

These are on full zoom, I don't think my camera has true zoom, at it's highest point. Most digital cameras have true distance, up to the halfway point, but past that, they go digital, so pictures look blurry. Even with a tripod, I still had to use the sharpen tool. But for those of you who have a problem with shake and want to use a zoom, which is a heavier lens, a tripod is a great item to have.

I am working on a new piece, a possible pattern for sewing, but not sure if I like what I did, and might do another with the original idea I had, so you can see when I finish.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Oh you will enjoy a camera with a really helps in the great outdoors! I've never used a tripod now that may be just what I may need for Christmas.

Linda said...

Pics are beautiful! How generous of your brother! Sounds like you'll be getting a really nice camera!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

The pics look good tho! I"m always jigging when I take a pic!

TheCrankyCrow said... that's why my pictures turn blurry when I use the zoom all the way?? Geesh! I had just sorta figured out a regular 35 mm camera and then digital came along...and I'm just getting too slow on the learning curve...Congrats on your scoops! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Barbara said...

Enjoy that new camera. I don't like using a tripod. I know it's practically a requirement for serious photographers, but it slows me down.

acorn hollow said...

I keep promising myself a new camera but I am not much on a new learning curve so I guess this will do for awhile. Your pictures are wonderful.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Awesome! I need a tripod. I put off buying one during the holidays, but you are a good sales-person. Karmen

coinguyslady said...

I love watching birds.When i am at home I see all kinds of birds.But when I am in the city not many at all.

Barb said...

Lucky you!!! I really need to learn how to use my camera, maybe the pictures of my post would turn out better?

Allie said...

Well good for you - the only thing I love more than a new sewing machine is a new camera, lol. I love my tripod too, it especially helps with macro shots. Great bird pics, and I can't wait to see what you're working on!