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A Frosty Manual Morning in October


This morning was nippy outside and we had a good frost last night.  I thought this was a good opportunity to go out to the garden and take some photos in a setting I have no experience with.   I am taking some photography classes this fall.   Our first one the instructor gave us some homework to try.  We had to put our camera setting to Manual.   Manual setting enables you to set the shutter speed.  I typically use AV as that is what I learned in my first camera lesson over a year ago. 

white waterlily with logo

This is a poor white waterlily in the pond valiantly blooming away in the cold air.  Frosty Buddlea Miss Ruby with logo

Miss Ruby Buddlea is still colourful with a bit of frost on her petals.

Frosty Cosmos with logo

A faded pink cosmos has seen better days but looks interesting with a touch of frost.

Frosty Foxglove leaves with logo

Next years Foxglove is looking good with a coating of frost on its leaves.

Frosty Gaillardia with logo

And finally a Gaillardia frozen in time.    All of my photos are SOOC with no editing.    Perhaps in 6 months time I will look at them and think they are not that great but at this moment I am happy with them.

Hope you had your camera out taking some photos today?    Have you been watching the Chilean miners being rescued.  I have been glued to the television.   I am so moved by the rescue efforts. I pray they all get out safely.   Have a great day. Valerie


Betty Jo said…
Frost already! I hope ours doesn't show up for a while yet. Love your frosty photos. The colors are so pretty. I can shoot in manual, but I don't. I basically shoot in AV or TV if I'm shooting waterfalls or other water I want to soften. Many pros, if they are honest, will admit they shoot primarily in AV.
Icy BC said…
Woo hoo..I arrive just in the time your post published! How about that?

You'll get an A+ for these gorgeous photos! They are fantastic!
Karen said…
Your area had a very hard frost, and the way you captured it on film is wonderful! I have so much to learn about photography--your SOOC shots are amazing!

Yes, I've been watching the Chilean miners too, what a relief they are being rescued. ;-)
Sheila said…
Your water lily photo is fabulous - you should visit the Canadian Geographic magazine and enter it in one of their contests!
The details in these photos and especially in those leave are just amazing. Gorgeous shots.
Well, I'm no expert, but I think you should be really chuffed, gorgeous photos, am very glad I found your blog (via Carol's GBBD meme)
Anonymous said…
Your frost images are lovely. Poor,poor lily.
Paul said…
I think in six months you should look back at these photos with pride. They're good.

I'm so glad summer is on the way here.
Tamara Jansen said…
We haven't had a hard frost like that yet here in BC so my ANNUALS still look amazing, believe it or not!

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