Saturday, November 03, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: "Other Settings"

"There is only you, and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."

-Ernst Haas

Becky, author of the blog, "Where Life Takes You," came up with a great idea, she suggested we use a challenge to explore all the seldom, if ever, used settings on our cameras. All those cute little symbols for Landscape, and Sports, maybe even the Black and White mode. While I use all the settings pretty often, I take at least one photo everyday, it somehow felt a little more creative when I took the photos for this challenge. I felt like I put more of myself into this challenge, and my goodness, I certainly put my poor little camera through it's paces! LOL. Here is what the camera and I came up with...

The large photo above, is of a bumble bee in flight. That was my goal for most of this last summer. Well, summer came and went without my having met my goal. As luck would have it, I was able to capture the bumble in flight just a couple weeks ago, barely into autumn. I came close!



Black and White

Low Light


Portrait (Self-Portrait 2007)

Yep, that's me. Tee Hee. I used to laugh when folks would leave me comments about how they thought I was mysterious, because I never used to show my picture. See, not so mysterious. Hair, two eyes, a nose, a mouth. Nothing special, just me. :)

Thank-you Becky, I had a lot of fun with this challenge. :) This was a great idea! Be sure to drop by Becky's blog to see her entry, and then visit the other Robins to see what they came up with. We have some amazing photographers in the land, they always inspire me. :) Just follow the links below. And don't forget to come by the official Round Robin blog on Sunday, to learn what our next challenge will be. :). Hope to see you there!


Linking List

Becky - POSTED!
Where Life Takes You

Karen - POSTED!
Outpost Mâvarin

Nancy - POSTED!
Nancy Luvs Pix

Vicki - POSTED!

Suzanne R - POSTED!
New Suzanne R's Life

Steven - POSTED!

Carly - POSTED!


Nancy said...

You've outdone yourself. They all came out perfectly...are those ones you've never tried?
I've got to go experiment's a great assignment. I'll post later on!

(PS Your macro is amazing)

Steven said...

Good to see ya! Great on the bumble bee in flight. If only they'd file a flight plan it would so much easier :-)

I sometimes shoot on black and white. Been a long time now that I think about it. Cool settings!

Suzanne R said...

Wow, these shots are all fantastic! I especially like your bumble bee -- I have tried to get shots of them at various times but haven't succeeded. You have some neat settings on your camera. I think mine is fairly simple compared to some I've seen, such as yours. (I feel I may have the need of a simple one, though -- my mind isn't real technical! LOL!)

gina said...

these are great! love that sunset..bumblebee...landscape...
shucks...i love em all!! :) sorry i've missed the last 2 challenges...i've got to get on the ball! this one would've been fun.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

My favorites are the orange sherbet sky and your pensive/worried self portrait. But the low light setting worked breat on the skin of the pumpkin, and black and white really suits that streetcar. Well done!

Becky said...

LOVE the landscape and the low light ones. Awesome!

MyMaracas said...

All gorgeous, as always! I love the Sunset and Low Light ones best. I don't know HOW ya do it, girl.


fdtate said...

Nice to finally put a face to Carly, but I agree with Karen. What's up with that pensive/worried look?