Hello there! Many "Thanks" for your kind comments on my last posting and "Hello!" to my new followers.
Without much ado, I'll just show you some of the photos that I recently took on the manual settings on my camera. For those of you who have dropped by for the first time and are wondering what on earth I'm rambling on about - I will explain! I am now three weeks into a Beginners Photography Course at a local Adult Education Centre - the aim being to learn more about my camera and to learn to use the manual settings.
The above photo is of our cat, Milhaus - Millie, for short. He is actually a ginger tom. He's named after Millhouse in The Simpsons, Bart Simpson's friend with the glasses and the big nose.
I ventured into the garden, thinking what could I snap at next and came across this spider and its web.
Another shot. If I could do a link thing (which I can't) I would show you a photo that I took an auto of another spider a few weeks ago which I think is better than this one!
A closer look. Sorry if you don't like spiders. I guess if you don't then you won't have reached this far!
I hunted around the garden for some bits of Autumnal colour.
I don't know what this plant is other than there are two in the garden and they have continuously flowered throughout the Summer and are now showing off their darkened berries.
A photo of another spider. This one was near the fence and on an automatic setting the camera would have had great difficulty in picking out the spider as it is a similar colour to the wooden fence but on manual you can focus the camera yourself.
I still have a long way to go. I had my fourth class yesterday. There is a lot to take in - ISO, shutter speed, apertures and manual focus.
As the tutor said there is only one way to learn and that is to go out and take plenty of photos!
Until next time,