Tag Archives: photography

Still Learning

3 May

In my quest to continue learning and improving my photography skills, I’ve made the switch to full manual (actually, yesterday’s post was also shot on full manual).  If the goats are just standing out in pasture, I do okay.

Zinnia

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I sometimes forget to make changes though when they start playing and running.

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After I finally (don’t ask how many blurry pictures there were) remember to make that tiny adjustment, It’s all good again.

Litha, Dolly, and Vinnie

Sometimes it’s even really good.

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I still have a long way to go though.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Christmas in the Soaproom

6 Nov

It’s hard to believe, but I am frantically getting ready for Christmas in the Soaproom.  I’m going to be open again on Saturdays for the holidays.  I’m busy restocking my soaps.

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I am going to do a huge clearance (only in the soaproom) sale to try and get rid of some soaps that haven’t been selling as well.  That will make room for new fragrances!  So far I’ve done the Fresh Mango.  I’m hoping to get more new fragrances made tomorrow evening.

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I also have a lot of lotions to make.  I’m low on two types of lip balm.

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The soap on the shelves above are waiting to be felted with Llenny’s roving.  I am also getting his roving ready for sale.

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I have jams and jellies left from the pumpkin patch, but I do have a request for strawberry rhubarb.  Luckily, I have some fruit in the freezer.

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I was very happily gifted with some bottles that will be perfect for my liquid soap.  Now I need to add fragrance to some of it (I always like an unscented option for things too) and bottle it.

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I dug out my Christmas candles.

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I have one shelf for candles and wax melts, but I still have some restocking to do along with some new fragrances to try.

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My sister sent me some of her stools to put in here.

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I also have some of my dad’s wood working items and my photography.

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My 2017 calendar is now available.

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I still have to make room for my mom’s Christmas ornaments, dream catchers and other items.  I think I need a bigger soaproom.

[Edit:  In case you’re interested, here’s the link to my Online Store.]

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Friday’s Hunt v1.3

15 Jan

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week three!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with D, Week’s Favorite, and beautiful.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without furthur ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with C:  Crystal Ball.  I bought a crystal ball to play with my photography.

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Week’s Favorite:  It is certainly taking some work to figure out exactly what works with it and how to control all that excessive background.  This turned out to be my favorite image from playing this week.

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Inside:  Well, with our nice weather coming during the week and the weekends being completely frigid, I’ve been playing inside again.  Hopefully we get a nice weekend eventually, and then I can take my crystal ball outside!

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Click the button below to link up and view the other participants.  For some reason with the WordPress blog the linkup looks a little different.  It’s the same as any other linkup; it only looks confusing.  The first line is the url; the second is the name to be displayed; the last is an e-mail address (which is not displayed).  If you prefer it to be easier (like me), you can click on the red Try Here, and it will look like it does on a Blogger platform.

I’m joining Cath @ Home for her Fun Friday Favourites.