Monday, February 7, 2011

Glow and a WW winner announce

Here's a little video to go with my post today.

It fits today's post.

BigDan's picture made me think two things.
1) I want a hot dog.
2) The building glowed. A soft beckoning calling to me.

Well, I got a hot dog for dinner and I decided to post this.

Nikon D300 what?
I don't remember which lens I had on it at this point, I had too many to choose from.
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/10sec
Aperture f/2.8 swoon

Scott's father has a wonderful Nikon D300 that he let me borrow for a few days so I could put it to the test and make a decision on my new camera choice. Mr. L is a wonderful, wonderful man, that I canNOT thank enough. He loaned me his entire camera bag, lenses, speed light, camera, extension tubes, and a very well loved manual. It was pure camera heaven on earth. I didn't get enough time to play with all of it but I got enough time to know that the D300 will be my next camera.

This glowing orb is a ball that belongs to my daughter. It's a super bouncy ball that has glitter inside and changes colors. Once again I headed to my dark but large master bedroom closet, shut the door and snapped away.
I took these photos last week, just to see how the camera handled in these conditions. But when I saw Dan's photo, that soft warm glow struck me and I thought it would be a good time to share this.

In other news the Wordless Wednesday winner for this week is mamalu. Mamalou was right, my connection was in the white. We had just gotten 19'' of snow and there was nothing but white. Pure white everywhere. This particular snow drift was about waist high on my 5'7'' frame. I just loved the texture of the snow. I'm not entirely happy with how I captured. Next time I'm going to try getting a little lower a little closer to eye level.

Well kids, Sere is up tomorrow.
I'm sure she's going to GLOW.



  1. Love it... You will love the D300, I love mine!

  2. We saw Donavon in concert it was amazing. That picture is great. At first glance I thought man the moon is glowing for her. ;) We have plenty of those balls around the house. I should have known.

  3. funny to see the Donavon video...his band are good friends of mine!