Now that we have completed our abstract challenge I will post some photos that the crazy women have been taking on their outings. So as I am trying to post some photos, I keep getting interrupted by Tess wanting to talk about deer’s Adam’s apples. Yeah… makes no sense to me either but she has become obsessed with this and I’m sure we will be enlightened at a later date as to what this is all about.
The crazy women went to the arboretum to see the pumpkin village as well as the Chihuly glass sculpture exhibit. Debbie, Merrie, Tess and I went. Gina was late arriving as she had worked late the night before but met us there a little before lunch. By then the crowd was picking up but we did manage to find a nice table in the shade for lunch mid day and then continued to shoot until mid afternoon.
Needless to say there were lots of pumpkins and I made a suggestion to Tess, knowing that she likes to play around with photoshop, to try to put eyes, nose and mouth on a pumpkin. You do not have to tell that crazy woman anything more than once and she is on it and this time she is dragging poor Gina along with her. It wasn’t until several days later that I got this photo e-mailed to me and broke up laughing. Great job Tess and Gina… what can I say? I sure hope she paid you $50 Gina for your modeling fee!
In the morning when we arrived it was cloudy and perfect light for shooting pumpkins. We checked our ISO and got off automatic and were shooting in aperture priority. Now this was really the first time Merrie had done all of this with the club and at first was a bit hesitant so we looked over settings together and then she started shooting. She seemed a bit shy about it at first but it didn’t take her long and she was on a roll and having fun! She actually got a bit crazy too as this photo will attest.
Tess was a trooper and brought along her tripod so we could get a group shot. She has this great little clicker remote to trigger the camera so you don’t have to set the timer and then run to get in the picture and it works like a charm. I just got one and she taught me how to use it. And might I add… this is the great thing about this club. We can all help to teach each other and that makes it extra fun. Once you have the basics, you can branch out in so many directions. So she got the shot and I had to take a look to see what she got…