Thursday, March 14, 2013

Learning the Tricks of a Camera

   Recently, I have decided that I want to learn how to use a camera... better. I know how to snap a picture, zoom-in-zoom-out, and know only half of the settings on my camera. =) Finding out that Mom's nice camera is free for use pretty much whenever I want, I decided to take a walk whenever it's sunny. (which, believe it or not, isn't terribly often.) Taking a walk to our creek is beautiful, and I accomplish more than just taking pictures. I exercise, I'm outside, I learn to use a camera better (and oh, is it fun!), I get pictures (that is if they turn out), and I am reminded of the wonderful power of God. So in this post I am going to share with you the pictures (the ones that turned out) that are from my 4 walks so far. I hope to get lots of practice shooting with different cameras and learning the settings of them. =)  Make sure you click the pictures so that you see the full size!! They look twice as better. x)

This and the next 3 pictures are actually from a hike we took last summer...

We had an amazing view from up there!!!

My first walk... The clouds were epic that day...

Our wonderful little Play-House that my Papa made for my sisters and me many years ago...

Our sweet chocolate-lab; Keneu is her name, interesting I know. But we love her and her name. =)

The rushing waters of our little creek. (Not so little deep-wise)

The beaver and his dam make part of the creek as still and smooth as glass...

The little birds that flutter around the chicken coop eating the leftover food. It was extremely hard to take pictures of these guys.

The 'dirt road' next door (well, we have 10 acres... so close by, I guess!) that I take walks on. If it's not the creek or field that I take my walk on, its this dirt road that is extremely steep!

...Home Sweet Home...

My naughty, but handsome little lion. =) Storm is his name, and he certainly fits it.

Rhododendrons, such a long name for these simple, pretty flowers!

I tried for  almost 10 minutes to take a picture of him. However he want to cuddle instead being my little model. Finally he saw something in the field that attracted his attention.. =)

An interesting little moth that visited me on my walk...

No, no! Don't leave sunshine!

Don't forget to read my captions! They explain some stuff... =) I shall end with one of my favorite verses:
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil. -Hebrews 6:19


  1. Miss Elspeth BinnerMarch 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Amazing post!! I love it and I reconize most of the pictures!! I'm so glad you are spending more time outside, and I wish I had as much property as you do!! I would walk like you, but instead of a camera, I'd take a dog of horse!! =D Thanks for this post...!!!

    1. Thank you Miss Elspeth!! Yes, I can imagine you would recognize most of them! Well then, I guess you'll just have to come over sometime to take a walk with me... ;)

    2. Miss Elspeth BinnerMarch 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      Yes yes yes!!! I would love that... =D Especially with this fairly great weather!! I didn't know you were such a good photographer!! I love taking pictures too!! =D See you later!

  2. Miss Elinor DashwoodMarch 21, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Dear Miss Evelyn,
    I had forgotten that you told me/us that you had made a new post, so when I saw your comment on 'Scotman's' blog, I remembered, and quickly checked it out! :D I am so happy I did! :D (Sorry, I forgot! I feel so bad when I do! I shall get better at it as I know how nice it is to get a comment, so I will try to remember, and check more regularly! :D) Any-Who though, onto your post! :D I LOVED THE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!! :D You are a LOT better than I knew! You should become a pro! ;D I will join you! :D I have been REALLY wanting to go on walks lately, and would love to get good on my little camera as well! :D (So, when I DO take a picture on my mamma's it will at least look decent! ;D) We have been having such crazy weather too, I bet it would be GREAT for pictures! :D I will have to see what I can do... Any-who, I LOVED you post, and enjoyed our visit and the pictures a BUNCH! :D Sorry, for the ranty and random comment. ;)
    Lots of Love,
    Miss Elinor Dashwood

    1. Miss Elinor,
      Don't feel bad about forgetting, the posts aren't going anywhere!! I'm glad you enjoy my pictures so much! As for becoming a pro, I'll just keep practicing and maybe someday I will be! It is really nice to take walks and take pictures at the same time, it gives you something to do and give you practice! Next time I'm over there we should go on a walk together! Or if you come over here... =)

  3. Miss Elinor DashwoodMarch 23, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Miss Evelyn,
    That would be so much fun! ;D Lets see if we can plan on it! :D

    Miss Elinor Dashwood


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