Thursday, March 14, 2013

Theme Thursday: Green


This is a plant.  It's one of those lucky Irish shamrock plants.  I got it at a family party last Saturday, where I re-visited and revised my abhorrence of Guinness.

It's BRILLIANT!

This plant is in my new office, which happens to be the best lit room in the whole house.  You can't tell, because I took this picture after 5pm.  (Way to plan ahead, Jessica.  What have you been doing for the last 31 hours?  Popewatch much?)

So, on Canon cameras there are these two mystery settings:  AV and TV.  I think Nikon calls them A and S.

Canon Settings


AV or A stands for Aperture.  When you use this setting, you control the aperture (aka f-stop or light hole) and the computer inside your camera controls the shutter speed.  I like to use this when my subject is a plant or other inanimate object, and I want the background all blurry, and I don't have very good light.

Nikon Settings


TV or S (for Shutter, I believe) stands for Time Value.  You control the shutter speed, the camera controls the aperture.  I like to use this setting when I am photographing things in motion, ie: children.

M (on both Canon and Nikon) means Manual or Master of Photography, and I am not quite there yet.

Take away the plant, replace it with a Guinness and you are looking at my new happy place.

Until next week, go see more and better stuff at Cari's place.

7 comments:

  1. This post was extremely timely!

    I"ve just found the battery charger to my Canon and I couldn't remember what AV and TV were for. Your quick explanations I'm going to commit to memory.

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  2. You didn't like Guinness before this weekend? What is this...? I don't even?
    But hey, let's dwell on the positive- you like it now!
    PLUS a pint of Guinness is only 210 calories, which is only 2 miles of running! Piece of cake! Or pint of Guinness!

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    1. I know. I know. Little girl is growing up. Next thing you know I'll be drinking coffee and reading adult books. Riiiiiiight.

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  3. Now I want a clover plant. Except that I have a terrible history with plants and would end up killing it. Instead I will enjoy your picture of a pretty clover plant.

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  4. I loved those clover plants! I used to be able to find them everywhere this time of year, but I haven't seen them in years! Brings back childhood memories, and your picture looks welcoming! Love the little moss strands hanging down.

    Anyway, love beer, can't drink guinness unless it is mixed, like a black and tan or a carbomb. Maybe I'll grow up some day too.

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  5. We will make sure we stock up on Guinness. FRO Three LOVES it so that won't be difficult! I really enjoy the tutorials with the photos. You always go above and beyond for your reads. Awaiting to see the rest of the office. Please tell me you put blinds in front of a window to look out of inconspicuously!! Do you need a Best Boss mug too? Bobble head of yourself?

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  6. I absolutely love the A setting. I hate when I forget and try to photograph the toddlers with it, though. And it took me awhile to warm up to Guinness, too. I wouldn't call it my favorite, but then, I can't drink more than one, and sometimes I prefer quantity over quality! HA!

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Theme Thursday: Green


This is a plant.  It's one of those lucky Irish shamrock plants.  I got it at a family party last Saturday, where I re-visited and revised my abhorrence of Guinness.

It's BRILLIANT!

This plant is in my new office, which happens to be the best lit room in the whole house.  You can't tell, because I took this picture after 5pm.  (Way to plan ahead, Jessica.  What have you been doing for the last 31 hours?  Popewatch much?)

So, on Canon cameras there are these two mystery settings:  AV and TV.  I think Nikon calls them A and S.

Canon Settings


AV or A stands for Aperture.  When you use this setting, you control the aperture (aka f-stop or light hole) and the computer inside your camera controls the shutter speed.  I like to use this when my subject is a plant or other inanimate object, and I want the background all blurry, and I don't have very good light.

Nikon Settings


TV or S (for Shutter, I believe) stands for Time Value.  You control the shutter speed, the camera controls the aperture.  I like to use this setting when I am photographing things in motion, ie: children.

M (on both Canon and Nikon) means Manual or Master of Photography, and I am not quite there yet.

Take away the plant, replace it with a Guinness and you are looking at my new happy place.

Until next week, go see more and better stuff at Cari's place.

7 comments:

  1. This post was extremely timely!

    I"ve just found the battery charger to my Canon and I couldn't remember what AV and TV were for. Your quick explanations I'm going to commit to memory.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You didn't like Guinness before this weekend? What is this...? I don't even?
    But hey, let's dwell on the positive- you like it now!
    PLUS a pint of Guinness is only 210 calories, which is only 2 miles of running! Piece of cake! Or pint of Guinness!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know. I know. Little girl is growing up. Next thing you know I'll be drinking coffee and reading adult books. Riiiiiiight.

      Delete
  3. Now I want a clover plant. Except that I have a terrible history with plants and would end up killing it. Instead I will enjoy your picture of a pretty clover plant.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved those clover plants! I used to be able to find them everywhere this time of year, but I haven't seen them in years! Brings back childhood memories, and your picture looks welcoming! Love the little moss strands hanging down.

    Anyway, love beer, can't drink guinness unless it is mixed, like a black and tan or a carbomb. Maybe I'll grow up some day too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We will make sure we stock up on Guinness. FRO Three LOVES it so that won't be difficult! I really enjoy the tutorials with the photos. You always go above and beyond for your reads. Awaiting to see the rest of the office. Please tell me you put blinds in front of a window to look out of inconspicuously!! Do you need a Best Boss mug too? Bobble head of yourself?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I absolutely love the A setting. I hate when I forget and try to photograph the toddlers with it, though. And it took me awhile to warm up to Guinness, too. I wouldn't call it my favorite, but then, I can't drink more than one, and sometimes I prefer quantity over quality! HA!

    ReplyDelete