Monthly Archives: May 2012

My Week in Pictures – 365V – VI

Sixth week!
I’m late again on posting these. I left my camera at some friends’ house and just got it back days later. Have to catch up with two 365V posts this week.

#36
Lazy Sunday (small) hangover cure.

#37
New beads in a row.

#38
Holiday in France. Delicious sandwich at Pret a Manger.

#39
Token cat photo of the week. Tobias was not surprised…

#40
Scarf collection. (Yeah, I’m getting desperate for photo ideas.)

#41
Lunch of eggs and cheese.

#42
Dinner with friends (where my camera spent the next 3 days).

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About focus, life and work

Paris Spring

I stress about focus a lot. Crisp images are my goal, one day, when I can afford gear to make them.
I usually don’t use post production sharpen tools. I find that they cheapen the photo and only fool amateurs.

The problem with low-end equipment (aka, affordable DSLR and lenses) is that it’s not very sharp. You can try and use only that one aperture point where your favorite lens takes the crispest photos or, like me, you swallow your pride and keep on taking the best photo you can take.

To me, swallowing the pride and posting anything that isn’t perfect is very hard. But if I didn’t I would have no public photos and would have stop photographing a long time ago.

Making photos encourages you to learn and thrive and take better photos each time. It’s the ONLY WAY to learn. You never stop learning.

When I look back I’m very glad I didn’t stop. I’m glad everyday for not giving up the previous day. Everyday.

I’m just a gal trying to capture light with a machine. I’m not perfect and my machine is not perfect either but that’s not stopping me. And it should not stop you either.

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My Week in Pictures – 365V – V

I made it pass the first month without failing a day of Project 365. That is pretty cool, in my book!

This week in Paris the rainy days carried on their grey, gloomy work of depressing us all but wine, baguettes and friends are always a good antidote.

#29
Taxis at night in Paris are becoming an unicorn. When you really need them there is no vacant one to be found. (I need unicorns a lot but end up always cooking beef steaks instead…)

#30
Baguettes are one of the beautiful things in this city. There are bad, good and great baguettes. The most common kind are great ones! Oh, and the butter…

#31
More “Sad Girls in Windows” photos for my set.

#32
Wednesday was time for a crochet lesson with a friend at Mamie Gâteaux, a lovely tea and cake shop that looks like a dolls house.

#33
My man’s hair is so great I had to get a picture of it, for posterity when he’s all white.

#34
Just a robot in the desktop.

#35
And Saturday was Steph’s birthday. Happy birthday girl!

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My Week in Pictures – 365V – IV

These photos are from last week, the fourth week of April and also of Project 365. This April has been a wet month. The temperatures are rising though, hopefully not past 25ºC – 77ºF, fingers crossed…

#22
View from my kitchen window.

#23
After doing the dishes.

#24
Random photo of cat as a last resource.

#25
Bored self portrait.

#26
Awesome waterproof camera that I got from a friend last birthday.

#27
Self portrait with Tobias.

#28
Saturday we had tea and cake at Kooka Boora Café, an Australian coffee shop near Montmartre. Very nice place and friendly staff.

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