Its THAT time again

It’s coming to the end of the month and I need to choose a new theme for September. I was a bit undecided until it arrived in the mail this morning. Its about 1cm in diametre and 5mm deep and magnetically clicks onto my iPhone. Yep, September is ‘Macro Month’. No flower is too big or small, no surface too safe. I will be getting up close and personal with all sorts of tiny things.

Here’s one to get you started. A pansy from my garden. I love Pansys, they remind me of my Grandmother.

You may be wondering why, since I posted about buying my first SLR camera, I would be persisting with my iphone? Two reasons. 1. It is ALWAYS with me. When I sleep at night I have my husband one side and my phone the other, and 2. I am not nearly ready to be showing you anything on the camera yet! That thing is awesome in it power and its possibility, but I am definitely not Jedi enough to be sharing that one. Until I get some understanding of the manual controls I will be only be blogging my iphone images.

As an aside, I have decided to start off the bat by using the manual controls on the SLR. I hear stories of how difficult it is and I figure if I let myself get used to the camera thinking for me I will never be inclined to switch over, so day 1 I flipped it over and had a play. LOTS of lovely blurry unusable images and I only swapped over to Auto for a bit when I freaked myself out thinking about the number of possible combinations using the manual buttons and dials! I am doing as much reading as I can to try to get my head around it, but I may have to invest in at least a basic course on SLR cameras. If nothing else it will get me out of the house! Haha.

6 thoughts on “Its THAT time again”

  1. The flower is a great picture.

    It is a shame you are not sharing the pics your taking with the DSLR.
    I can understand being apprehensive about the not being fully to grips with it but your blog might also be a place where people could give you tips and tricks after seeing your images.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment! I will have a look through the photos I have taken on the DSLR and see if there are any I can share (although most are of my kids). I love to get people’s feedback and tips. I am defiinitely open to hearing what people think and how I can improve πŸ™‚

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