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    « Which Is Maybe Why We've Been Married 23 Years | Main | The Sweater Transformer »

    Saturday, February 17, 2007

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    hiredhands

    I love that 4th photo. Very surreal the way it appears to float there.

    Oh yah... the knitting is nice too.

    sandy

    I see you lined your light box very professionally with paper towels. Cool! :) And if you check my blog entry for today, we seem to have been on similar tracks today. Scary stuff. I couldn't manage words though. Maybe next week!
    Yeah, what IS that 4th photo anyway? :)

    Cara

    Yeah. You're right. The manual will tell you how to change the aperture, but it won't tell you WHAT aperture is. So go get yourself a book that tells you what aperture is and then you'll be good as gold because you will have already read the manual telling you how to change it. :)

    LIGHT IS GOD.

    Cookie

    You have a smart husband. Get him to figure it out.

    What's the floating fuzzy thing? And what kind of chocolate do you want?

    Marcia

    What kind of camera? Maybe I can help. Lightbox is a great idea! I was thinking Ott Light, but maybe this is better!

    Anne

    Dang, girl! Rock on - you are making stellar progress!!

    Sil

    I think your pix are lovely. Aperture shmapeture. How about this: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Dummies/dp/0764598023/sr=8-1/qid=1171736293/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-5558117-6118362?ie=UTF8&s=books

    Looks like you can get a used one cheap... :)

    MommyknitsJen

    I found this link about a year ago to make a light box at home. I havn't done it but it looks easy enough.

    http://www.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box_light_tent

    Margaret

    As a longtime lurker, I needed to say I am LMAO at the paper towel in a plastic bin. It seems to work just fine. The mother of invention indeed.

    Elizabeth

    My old crap camera was frustrating because I couldn't turn off the flash, either. For the new one, that's the first thing I checked in the manual. It WAS actually in there, although not easy to find.
    Now stop waving the making-me-jealous Red Rowan around , would ya?
    And sorry but I've eaten all the chocolate.

    AmyP

    I used a sheet held over the back of chair at one end and my head at the other for a light box. I, too, didn't get the results I wanted!

    Ann

    Happy Anniversary! And slow down on the CPH. I can;t have you finish yours before me!!!!!!!!I have been working on it forever, wha wha wha!
    SO did YOU get enough snow. Haven't seen this much since I was about 8 or 10.
    ann

    margene

    Fabulous! I will NOT be lending you my book any time soon. I want to see the two sweaters you have on the needles finished first;-0
    You are too smart for words...really. I might make a light box this weekend, too.

    margene

    But, I'm not going to the gym;-)

    Vicki

    Huh, that texture looks like paper toweling. Huh, what do you know... it IS paper toweling!

    I don't know why, but that has me grinning ear-to-ear. ; )

    Mel

    How funny. David & I shall be fashioning a light box tomorrow to do some shots of some of this year's line. Thank you for that link. It's one I'd seen before (thanks to Sarah Bradberry, if memory serves) but it didn't come up when I was looking for links to show David DIY methods to put one together.

    Sue

    Thanks for the tip on the "light box". I've bookmarked the page for future use. I know exactly what you mean about understanding about camera's. There is no way I could ever use a camera that has to be focused, aperture set (what the hell is that) or anythng else manually. Several folk have tried to teach me, but I'm sure they were talking Martian when they were doing so.......all these bloody Martians in my life. lol

    Anne

    I love my camera... you can put it on a setting where you can mess with the aperture, but otherwise you just pick the right environment and it does it all by itself. I've only taken one picture with it that wasn't the right color without me adjusting it. And there's one little button with a lightning bolt that turns the flash on and off. So nice and obvious. Did I mention I love it? ;-)

    Did you kill a baby cactus for that 4th picture?

    Kristen

    I love the cactus bit in the 4th picture. I hope he got a new home after having his portrait taken. And, I'm not even going to bother telling you about aperture and f-stops and...

    AnnP

    I'm not laughing at all. I usually end up draping a pale blue bedspread and shoot fast before the dogs decide to lie down on it for a nap.

    Lee Ann

    I put my stuff on my kid's kitchen chair. You're WAY ahead of me, dude.

    kmkat

    That floating cactus picture is pretty cool. Thanks for the link to the light box how-to. I have Rubbermaid boxes around here that would be just the thing. I may have to go buy some plain paper towels, though; the flowered ones just wouldn't be right.

    Sue

    I think your light box is great, Norma -- thanks for the link! Of course, I don't get many opportunities to take pictures in the daylight, but I think I'm going to have to fashion one of these for myself.

    The ribby cardi looks excellent. I can see why you are having difficulty putting it down.

    Roxie

    Oh, I solved the unwanted flash thing in a very low tech way. I hold my finger over the flash. The light is somewhat pink, but at least it doesn't leave a big white blotch in the middle of the picture.

    ann

    this is a great idea --- I am going to try making a lightbox too. Even if you did skip some steps, your pictures look good!

    claudia

    My lightbox has cheap muslin from the fabric store, and a construction paper colored background. Maybe I'll even use it today....

    Laura

    My dad showed me some of his cool camera tricks. He made a neat little flash filter to put on his camera from something like a piece of plastic cut from a milk jug. Now all his flash pictures don't look all FLASHY! heh I'm sure he probably has a cool light box too. I need to make one of those for taking pictures of yarn. But I've been okay with the table by the window too. You do all the cool stuff first N. :)

    jillz

    I knew you would like the Rowanspun Aran!

    maryse

    two books that have taught me more about my camera than the manual ever will (although you do still have to read the manual)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0817463003/ref=pd_ys_iyr1/105-4264098-0208408
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/032147404X/ref=pd_ys_iyr6/105-4264098-0208408 (this one is especially easy to use and understand)

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