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Month: January 2015

Using the Canon 5D-Mark III at Morgan’s Fairy Tale Day Parade at Suncreek

I think Merida had a GREAT time at her parade this morning! What do you think?? She could not wipe the smile off her face. It was adorable!!!  However, I was pretty nervous.  I had not had my Canon 5D-Mark III for very long, and I was worried about not having the attached, pop-up flash for indoor pictures.  I knew I was going to be in the preschool hallways – not a lot of good light in there on most days, so I had my fingers crossed for some good pictures! So as you can see, the halls at Morgan’s preschool do not offer the best light.  But, with my Canon 5D – Mark III and my Canon EF 24-70 Lens attached, I can (or the camera will) crank the ISO up pretty high without a lot of “noise” in the photos.  Since I was new at using the 5D, I decided to put the ISO on auto – – I trusted the camera to figure it out more than I trusted myself.  The settings of the camera on the inside shots were all about the same – I shot in Aperture Priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed falling at about 1/400 with an f-stop of 2.8.  The ISO ended up at 1600. Before we left for her big parade at preschool, I talked my little Merida into posing for...

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A Day at the Park with the Canon EF 70-200 Lens

A day at the park is a really good day.  A day at the park with my Canon EF 70-200 lens is an excellent day.  We are fortunate to live very close to my children’s elementary school.  In fact, most days we walk to and from school unless it’s really cold or raining (or we’re feeling lazy). The benefit to being a block away from an elementary school is access to the play ground when school’s not in session.  It’s a great place to play and hang out, and my kids are always excited to show me what tricks they...

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On My Nightstand

The Widow by Fiona Barton

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. . . . . . [Read More]

On My Kindle

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil—the infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner—she finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.…[Read More]

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