Saturday, January 18, 2014

Stitching and Snapping

Yes, I have been busy stitching and snapping, snapping pictures that is.   I received this:

Cannon Rebel T3
for Christmas.  

I have seen so many gorgeous pictures on various blogs, which prompted me to seek out a new camera. My sons, knowing that I know very little about photography, gave me private lessons with a local photographer ~ more about that later. 

Let's start with the stitching...Kate R received the HOE Halloween #2 ornament that I stitched:

Designer: Chessie & Me
Design from: Double, Double Toil & Trouble
Stitched for: Kate R.

And the ornament that Michelle B. stitched for me arrived:

Designer: Jeannette Douglas
Design from JCS
Stitched by: Michelle B.

It is wonderful, don’t you think?  Michelle's stitching and finishing are impeccable! Take a look at the cute spider charm.

I love it!  This is a great addition to me year round Halloween tree.  

Michelle, Thanks again for making this an extra special exchange.

Okay, on to my snapping. I began my photo lessons with a wonderfully talented photographer, Les Jorgensen.  My 1st session included a lesson on lighting and my homework was a bit of a scavenger hunt ~ I was to photograph 13 scenes/images:

A bright, a dark
A back lit, a side lit, a front lit
A photo with contrast and without
Dull object in specular light and glossy object
Dull object in diffuse light and glossy
A photo in warm light and cool light 

I shall not bore you with all of the images but I will share with you two that Les was impressed with.  The first was my "Cool Light" image:

2014 Drew

The second was my "Back Lit" image:

January 2014 Vermont

Hopefully, with the help of Les, my Blog pics will look a little nicer ~ Hmmm, is that possible?

Thanks for stopping by and...

Until Next time ~ remember:

Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... 
Nothing is impossible!
~Norman Vincent Pearl


Ariane20 said...

Lovely ornaments!

Shirlee said...

Great gift!

Ellen said...

Wow, that looks like a great camera!
We will expect great photos from you ha ha!

Beautiful ornaments, love them!


Brigitte said...

Great stitching, I love that little witch I can't remember having seen before. She's so sweet. And on my wishlist, lol.
Great pictures, too!

Myra said...

The ornaments are lovely and it looks like it was a great exchange. How fun to have private photography lessons. I hope you enjoy it and learn lots. Then maybe you can share your tricks and tips. :o)

Margaret said...

Nice camera! Love seeing the exchange pieces. Beautiful Job!

Andrea said...

Lovely ornaments. Have fun with your new camera.

Pam in IL said...

Great gift from your sons and how nice that they included photography lessons for you too. All the stitching is lovely as are your homework photos.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The halloween ornies are so cute.

Suzanne said...

Have fun with the camera, my DH bought a semi-professional camera a while ago and now he does all my photos for me. Your photos are great!

Pretty ornaments!

Catherine said...
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Catherine said...

Fabulous new toy!! Love the photos too ~ actually kinda green that you are getting private lessons ~ have fun with that ~ looking forward to seeing more! Love your stitchy goodies as well ~ adorable ornaments.