quiet wonders by gozoinklings

quiet wonders

... i can't think of anything quieter than a snail stuck to a twig

am on a huge learning curve right now - just started a course & have now realised than i haven't been shooting in manual just because i switched to M on camera body as my lens was still switched to auto; my lens actually has an end section that you can turn to change focus (so embarrassing!); have switched to shooting in raw; have lightroom; am over-bloody-whelmed

luckily i have two days to myself (barring brief exchanges with the cat) so hopefully my own quiet time for wondering & wandering
Your focus is great here. Love the title. Good luck with all of your recent camera changes.
October 11th, 2013  
I wouldn't worry. My lens is almost permanently on auto-focus but my eyesight is sufficiently lousy not to be able to make best use of fiddling with the lens myself. Raw is great, though, so much more sensitive than jpgs. Nice snail close-up.
October 11th, 2013  
@amandal thanks amanda - might ask you few questions as we have almost the same camera :)
October 11th, 2013  
Great title, and detail of the snails shell.
October 11th, 2013  
@mercuria i felt so stupid when the boy sitting next to me showed me the focusing part on end of the lens ariel! and thanks - i decided snails would be a good non-moving target to practice on!
October 11th, 2013  
@gamelee quiet wonders is day 10 of local wonders theme - it's a nice one
October 11th, 2013  
I am shooting in auto focus, though. I haven't braved manual yet (or raw). My old computer can't handle the raw files sizes. I also shoot in A rather than M. Every time I try M, the images come out really high key. I really really should try again!
October 11th, 2013  
@amandal totally get it ! - i can only try raw as we just upgraded our computer (the old one couldn't open facebook without having a hernia ha ha!! ! - i have so many fundamentals to catch up on i may well try other settings (i secretly miss the dasy i had my first p& s and just used to boost in microsoft picture manager - some of my fav photos!)
October 11th, 2013  
Oh my goodness, I used my p&s last weekend at a parade and was soooo annoyed with the lag time between photos. I missed so much. I don't even download my p&s images anymore. LOVE your description of your old computer. A hernia! Ha. Can't wait to get a new one someday and throw this one into the sea;-).
October 11th, 2013  
It's a lot to learn! But you've managed perfect focus here, it's a beautiful shot. Enjoy your quiet weekend.
October 11th, 2013  
@sturnus thank you carol - makes it worth the shedload of shots i deleted - i plan to get up early and go out for some rarely glimpsed morning light - still snails and stones as models tho!
October 11th, 2013  
My favorite pastimes..wandering and wondering.Really love this image and the title!I feel like I am there!
October 11th, 2013  
@mzzhope :o) if you had been some tips wouldvebn handy!
October 11th, 2013  
Great results, can't wait more wonders from your wanders :)
October 11th, 2013  
So great that you are able to take a course! I'd love to do that someday. Love this result. Good luck and have fun as you learn!
October 11th, 2013  
Catherine somehow you always pull it off! Don't let all that technical stuff take the "fun" out of photography.
October 11th, 2013  
Lovely capture!! It sounds like you are learning loads - you will be amazed at how quickly it will become second nature to you. Enjoy!!
October 11th, 2013  
great focus in this one. Beautiful capture. I have taken it as a habit to shoot in raw.
October 12th, 2013  
Very pretty, soft and detailed :)
October 12th, 2013  
oh i'd love to take the course too. i'm sure i would have a zillion embarrassing moments. you will LOVE all you learn no doubts. love your snail shot!
October 12th, 2013  
I think the snail is wondering and pondering on its twig amongst all that lovely soft focus. Enjoy your course - you already have such a good eye!
October 12th, 2013  
Even an everyday snail can look so amazing. Beautiful capture. .
October 12th, 2013  
Jo
On the course .... good for you girl, wish I could go on one. Sounds like you are on a roll with switching to RAW and acquiring Lightroom which I use and like, I never use manual focus unless using live view as my eye sight just isn't up to it anymore, old age is a bummer!!! Love the shot, simple but beautiful.
October 12th, 2013  
@jo13 i will probably stop struggling with it - having listened to you talking i am pretty sure a course like this of no real benefit (something advanced perhaps you'd enjoy) - i really need the very very basics and have a feeling from the way it's going that's exactly what i'm going to get - so, hurrah!
October 12th, 2013  
Wonderful title and very delicate image. Great focus and tones. I didn't know that manual required the lens to be manually focused, too - something I almost never do unless its tricky subject/lighting and my lens can't seem to focus. What kind of course are you doing? Good for you for tackling so many new things! It's very inspiring! I should be doing the same. It's just hard to find the time.
October 13th, 2013  
Beautiful shot ! Enjoy the learning curve - sounds like a lot of fun! I seldom focus my lens manually, as Jo says, my eyes are just not up to it!!! : )))
October 13th, 2013  
@rennes @pflaume @jo13 well if you girls aren't doing it i dont see why i should grapple around with manually focusing the lens either !! i am a bit tunnel visioned sometimes and i remember eye's of betsie giving me the tip to just shoot in manual as a good way to learn so that's what i've done - no doubt from week to week i'll learn the ins and outs of all the creative modes -and which bits of my camera move !!
October 13th, 2013  
Beautiful shot and dof
October 14th, 2013  
Beauty of a shot - enjoy what you learn about the camera :)
October 15th, 2013  
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