Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Sunday, December 4, 2011

So this week has been a blur of runny noses - we've all nursed a cold, aches and pains and extracted wisdom teeth (hubs not mine) and holiday preparations. I have also been working on shooting only in manual. I'm dying for a 50 mm lens and figured out that the one I have on the old 35 mm Nikon film camera does fit my D5000. But wow, is it much more difficult to get good focus. I managed to ruin an entire night of photos when we took the kids to Winter Wonderland, and have been kicking myself for days over the blurry pics. I really messed up some magical photo ops. The toughest part is that the focus looks right in my viewfinder and on my LCD, but the pics almost always come out blurry or even cloudy. I do think the lens needs to be cleaned, but I'm placing the blame for the blur squarely on my inexperienced shoulders because I'll occasionally get a great shot. Still, for such an occasion I probably should have used my kit lens and shot in manual so I didn't miss so many shots ;( 
 I'll be spending much more time practicing the whole manual thing.  And, hopefully have a chance to have the 50 mm lens (and my entire camera) cleaned soon. It needs it! 
By the way, I'm totally open to tips on getting it right in manual mode ;)

Anyway, on to the hunt:




Full of Light:


Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like to play along, next week's prompts include: Less is More, Holiday Lights, Ornaments, Cup of Cheer, and Nativity. Stop by Ashley's blog for more Scavenger Hunt fun!

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

love your photos!!

Nostalgic one is my fave!!

Natasha xx

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful job - really love that portrait.

Gina Kleinworth said...

These just make me smile- that first one is STUNNING!


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