25 March 2015

Week 12: 2015

This week the guys built a potato gun, we set things on fire, and we visited the niece whose appendix burst over the weekend. There was also a hoof trimmer appointment for Shuga, a vet appointment for all the horses at the farm, and other stuff that I'm not thinking of at the moment. Busy, busy.

One of the medications appears to have a side effect of turning little girls into Care Bears

07 March 2015

Week 9: 2015

Late again! Oops. But at least I'm remembering to post, right?

My focus in March is side light. This doesn't necessarily mean the subject is lit from the side, but that the light comes from the side of the camera. I've never consciously used this kind of light, but I've been finding it a lot easier than low light. 3 out of 4 pictures in this post follow this light study, which I'm excited about.

The last week and a half-ish has been a little bit busy. Shuga got sick and needed a little extra care, I got food poisoning shortly after, and normal life just kept going on regardless. The good news is that both I and my horse appear to have recovered at this point. I hope that we'll be able to be back in the saddle again soon.

Shuga's vet exam

Cinnamon continues her progress toward becoming a "dog", as puppies don't really count. We still have some big training issues to work through, but I feel like she's starting to make sense of what's expected of her. She's definitely growing on me as she sheds more and more of that annoying puppy thing.

I'm still very surprised that pictures of my wiggliest child are the ones that turn out the best every week. This one I fell in love with, though:

This last picture is my absolute favorite of the week. She was screeching like a pterodactyl for no reason that I could discern. Though, honestly, do you really need a reason when you're 3?

26 February 2015

Week 8: 2015

Oops, this post is a day late. I have a better selection of pictures this week, I think. A couple even qualify for the low light theme of the month, finally. (The last two in this post.) I wonder how much of my difficulty with low light pictures came from trying to capture things that I don't have the skill or equipment necessary for.

I need to remember these limitations and creatively use what I have instead of what I wish I had.

All of these were taken with my SG4.

18 February 2015

Week 7: 2015

Didn't get a whole lot of low light study in this week. It's impossibly challenging to do with phone photography, and my old DSLR's auto-focus is crap in low light settings. I can't really blame it, though; my manual focus is crap in low light settings. Haha.

And of course, I must admit that my favorite picture of the week was not taken by myself. Selfies using a phone while posing with a unicorn are not the easiest thing in the world. But look it, Shuga is totally snuggling with me. *swoon*
That picture was taken before we rode in our third NWWJS ground poles class. We were 25 seconds slow with 4 faults, but we finished without any falling. That was my real goal this time. No ribbons, but Shuga and I did win the popularity contest of the day. Funny how unicorns do that.

11 February 2015

Week 6: 2015

All taken with my SG4. Phone photography does not handle low light situations very well. I think I need to get out the DSLR to work on this month's light focus.

04 February 2015

Week 5: 2015

I have SO many pictures I want to share from Comic Con, you guys. But since my favorites weren't taken by me, that's for another post.
I do have a relatively nice picture with my DSLR for this week, but I forgot about posting until I got into bed tonight. So I might include that one in next week's post. In the meantime, enjoy the phone photography.