Monday, 15 October 2012

Manual Mode Monday

I'm joining in with Sarah this week as she shares her enthusiasm for all things photographic.  It was just the tonic I needed as today has been another "black cloud" episode, gotta be the hormones, as in all honesty the kids have been great and for that I'm thankful.

I am very lucky to have a talented photographer husband so he walked me through some of the settings but at the end of the day it was me that took the shot (courtesy of a tripod and the remote control!)

F 5.6, 1/6, ISO 400,
This image was taken late on in the evening so I opted for monochrome as it is the most forgiving re "camera noise".  The aperture was the lowest that this lens would go but Dave has ordered a converter for one of his old lenses that should enable the aperture to drop to 1.8 when necessary.
Thanks Sarah for lifting my spirits and challenging me to actually pick up the camera and play with the settings.


  1. You look radiant. :) I love love love this picture. And I'm glad to have helped lift the black cloud, even for just a moment. Praying for you, friend!

  2. What a gorgeous picture :)

  3. Seriously, I thought you were in your late twenties with this picture until I started reading your blog and read that you were going to be a doula for your daughter's birth! (That's awesome that you're going to do that).

    I've added you and your infant son to my prayer list. May you feel God's peace through His Infinite Mercy as you work through your son's condition. God bless you!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your prayers.

      God Bless


  4. What a wonderful photograph! I have to admit that I like a bit of noise sometimes - it can add to the atmosphere.


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