I have been playing with my camera a lot recently. Maybe that's why I can't seem to put a blog post together! So here is a bit of a photo dialog of recent events.
Weaving is going well. I took
the next step beyond plain weave and did a houndstooth pattern. The
weaving was easy. The warping was a pain in the arse.
have been getting out a bit more (gasp!). Yea, this one is a bit of a
shock. First step out was at the Spotsylvania Courthouse Memorial
Saw the requisite cannon.
There were lots of spider webs.
They had just done a controlled burn, so the new growth was pretty interesting to look at.
A runner suggested I swing by the remains of an old house. Pretty neat.
The Dogwood trees were blooming.
I met a pretty accommodating moth, which perched still while I got my camera lens all straight.
despite normal horror over spiders, I had no trepidation over getting
close to this little guy. And believe me, I did get close.
this morning I took a trip to Shenandoah National Park with Jen. I shot
these all in RAW format, just to get a bit of practice processing the
images. I thought it might give me a better feel over white balance.
I started off the morning looking for a shot like this, and finally found it as we were on our way out.
The angle of this shot intrigues me.
Jen pointed this scene out. I would have missed it totally otherwise. I wonder what the story behind this white tree is?
I did a close crop on this one because I'm pretty proud I got this level of focus when shooting in manual.
stopped off in Culpeper for a rather unimpressive lunch. The place we
wanted to go is closed on Sundays. But it is oh-so-lovely. The place we
ended up going had "fresh warm bread," which I believe can be accurately
translated as "microwaved croutons."
yes, and the blue yarn. I shot photos of some of my stash again (for
fun...I'm a nerd) and noticed the extreme preponderance of blue yarn.
And this was in just two brands that I enjoy. It has been three months
since I bought yarn, which is lucky. I think I have plenty.
Just to clarify, those are all different skeins. No matter how similar some of them look. *headdesk*