Monday, February 28, 2011

Our New Toy

My family and I were in St. Louis this past Saturday picking up this beauty and a HUGE toolbox for my husband's shop. I mean not like a normal size toolbox, but an extra size one. St. Louis is where we drive to when we want to get some city visiting done, since it has everything and is a fairly short drive for us (well if you consider 2.5 hours short to get to a city haha). If anybody would like to guess what this is (pretty easy) and/or what kind this is (maybe a little more challenging) I would love to hear your guesses.


Nikon D90
ISO-400
Aperture F/4.5
Shutter 1/800 sec.
50mm focal length 18-70mm lens
Manual
One off-camera flash

I decided that I would practice some more of my still-life photography to go with Scott's still-life picture. Not sure if that is a photography term or just an art term but it makes sense to me. I don't photograph still-life stuff very often so it was interesting to work with lighting and how to set the objects up to make them look good and get a good shot of them. I don't "see" shots like this very easily so it was a challenge. This one and one other were the only two that I liked out of the several shots that I took. But as we all know practice makes perfect and more practice is needed. Hmmmm I think I will need to remember that here while playing with this baby (pray I don't get too frustrated and throw the thing against a wall)! Talk about stepping out of my comfort zone with this in more ways then one.

Hope you all try to step out of your own comfort zones in life!
Sere

6 comments:

  1. Looks like a Gibson Les Paul...

    Mark

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  2. Am I allowed to guess? Hehe

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  3. Of course Myndi!! Go for it!

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  4. Fender, as in guitar, not vehicle...

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  5. Mark got it right!! Congrats Mark! It is a Gibson Les Paul Studio (I think I am saying that right). It's really beautiful and sounds great!!

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