We just got back from watching Avatar, we braved the snow that hasn't stopped all day and I was surprised that the theater was still packed. It was awesome!!! Totally fairytale like but so well done, especially in 3D. Gorgeous scenery! The kids couldn't get over how much they liked it, hubby was the only one who kind of smirked at the story but that's okay, it was still great! Who wants reality every time you watch a movie, you might as well just watch the news all day, right?
Yesterday I finally managed to read through Katrina Kennedy's tutorial on capturing lights, in particular Christmas lights. Man, was that an eye opener. I put my camera on a tripod and used the self timer so I wouldn't have to touch it again. Look at this
You get this awesome starburst around the lights. Isn't it the coolest? I really had to crank up the ISO for the shot, thank goodness I have Noiseware, which btw. is just an awesome program, it has saved so many photos for me, I use it all the time.
I would have never thought of moving my shutterspeed this far down, I am so grateful for this tutorial, I was all excited yesterday! I wanted to take more pictures of the tree, but now a strand of lights isn't working, isn't that just grand? I have to fix it first, otherwise no pictures :)
Okay, I am off to a great start in the New Year, I updated my blog, aren't you just proud of me? :) Now I have to finish my 365 pages so that I can start the new year. I really enjoy the project and can't wait to get this year's done, so I can hold it!
Sounding off for tonight!