Sunday, July 24, 2011

I KNOW I Will Probably Regret Publishing This

I have  been playing/struggling with my newest camera today trying desperately to read the instruction booklet online.  So far I can call up the first page of the topic I am interested in but cannot manage to make the pages turn.  Does that make the glass half empty or half full?  I dunno.

I have been experimenting with the features that should enable me to take closeup pix of things like flowers and hummingbirds.....I think I may be on to something because there is one setting which allows for self portraits, and being shameless I turned the camera around and without being able to see what was in the viewfinder snapped this from a distance of about 12 inches.It appears to be a picture of someone I used to know.  I cannot imagine what she is looking so tickled about but one should not question apparent happiness even when it is probably about something as silly as a non-blurry photo.


The only thing I can think of to say is.......I want you to know that those are all my own teeth.

So are the wrinkles and the age spots, but I am delighted that they came out so sharp......I may be on to something here.

15 comments:

  1. On-line manuals are just that much worse than printed ones, which were never very good either. Great shot anyway!

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  2. That is indeed a great shot.
    I never found manuals helpful. Okay, on rare occasions I found them helpful. Basically, as you already know, playing with any electronic gadget always works.

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  3. Excellent close-up. Now, if you can get the bugs to hold still, you're on your way! Keep at it.

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  4. Next stop...PhotoShop, Lo. You'll be amazed at what you can do and who you might look like.

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  5. Loving the characteristically honest self-portrait, and am very impressed by your gleaming set of choppers. My hubby's grandmother always proudly swore her teeth were her own.... ....bought & paid for with her own money, that is!

    Meanwhile, can't wait for the close-ups of your humming birds.

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  6. Lo, all I can say is that if I look half as good as you when I get into my 'hmmmmmmm's' I will be happy.
    Briony
    x

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  7. I think you look just fine, albeit a bit convex.

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  8. You are braver than I... I would never use the "macro" setting on my camera to take my own picture!

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  9. Love the joy in your expression.

    Play with any gadget long enough and you will either learn to use it or break it.

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  10. Ah Lo, you made my day again. Between work and travel, I missed your recent blogs and I have been playing catch-up. If I had started reading sooner, I would not even have considered having a pity-party. Thanks for the chuckle.

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  11. Well you smiling in your photo made me smile along with you. A beautiful photo. And thank you for the smile.

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  12. Fantastic, Lo!! I am smiling with you also! You do have beautiful teeth,,and a knack for figuring things out. I don't have a doubt that you will have that camera mastered in record time!

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