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.
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.
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.
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.