As I mentioned in my last post, my blogging buddy, Soma, is doing a monthly series on photography. If you have ever viewed her photos you would know how much I love seeing her posts. This month her challenge was about lighting. I decided to give it a try with my sewing projects this week.
First off is my word for the Spelling Bee that I have joined this year. I am the bee queen for March and the words I am going for are sewing related. First off is my "scissors" photographed in a bright, but shady area.
The next one is the same shot, but taken in bright sunlight at about 2 p.m. The colors are much truer in the second photo.
Next up are a couple of mug rugs that I made for some friends who joined me for some sewing yesterday. Both of the photos were taken in the morning light - one in bright sunshine...
....and the other in the filtered light from a patio cover. The colors in the second one are much truer, but the quilting shows up better in the bright light.
Lastly, it is that time of the year for the kid's school auction. As I have done for many years, I made a school uniform. This photo was taken in filtered light....
....and this one was taken inside with a flash. The detail is much better with the flash as are the colors.
Of course, I am using a point and shoot camera. I am sure that the results would be much better with a better camera. Then again....I am so grateful to have a camera where the results can be seen immediately. Does anyone else remember when we used to have to wait a week for our film to be developed?
I am thoroughly looking forward to the year ahead with all of Soma's great hints.
In other happenings this week... I made a batch of my favorite OATMEAL cookies for the Super Bowl party. They would have been great had I remembered to put the oatmeal in them!!! Talk about a big mess. Trying to clean that cookie sheet was a nightmare. Would one not think if you were making oatmeal cookies you would remember to add the oatmeal?? Sometimes I worry about myself.
January's Block Lotto block was Birds in the Air and guess who was one of the winners. These are the blocks that have arrived so far and I cannot tell you how beautifully made these have been. I think I am going to have to become a BLUE person. This month the block is Snail's Trail with browns - a color more in my comfort zone.
We've been enjoying summer here for the last week and forecast for another 4-5 days. Of course I am loving the temps in the upper 80s each day, but it would be so nice to get some of that El Nino rain that they promised us this year. Now they are saying that they will come in March. After being told they would be here in January, then February I am beginning to wonder.