Friday, May 30, 2008

This is embarrassing...

I took my big honkin' camera off the dining room table (where I thought it looked quite nice, thank you) and attempted to take pictures around our house. I was "practicing" you see. Because practice makes perfect, right? I took pictures of flowers and trees, as well as random things inside the house. Afterwards, I raced upstairs, downloaded the chip and had a moment of utter confusion. 110 pictures?? I didn't take 110 pictures. Maybe 25 or 30, but 110? No way. Well...way. If you count the ones I took at Christmas when I was "practicing" back then, too. I just forgot to delete those at the time. So here it is, almost the end of May, and here's what was in my camera:

Hard to enjoy the magic that's the Christmas season when the temperatures are over 90, you know what I mean? And of the 25 or 30 pictures I took yesterday, here's 3 that came out almost alright. Yes. Three. That means my "success rate" is at what? 10 percent? Geez.

I just knew that I was going to suddenly be able to take magnificent pictures when I picked up that camera yesterday. But alas, looks like there's no way out of it...I gotta hit the books after all. This "practice" session wasn't a total waste, though. I have mastered the "delete" function. (Baby steps, steps.)
P.S. Today is the boys' last day of school! Yippee! Right? This is a "yippee" moment, isn't it? Yes, it is. I'm sure of it. We're going to have a great summer. And I mean it.


  1. I love your pictures! I love the believe sign! and the table is beautiful.

  2. Hi Kari:-)

    Gosh, I can't believe how long it's been since I've visited...I remember you posting about not blogging any more for a while and I really thought you were gone! Now here you are:-)

    I want to thank you so very much for the comment you left don't know how much your support and caring means to me. I've since put it behind me, she and her hubby are not worth my time:-)

    Lol I can bet you were surprise to be downloading pictures and finding all those Christmas ones! Goodness, look at your camera and all the gadgets that came with it...I would need a course to learn how to use it! lol

    When you get a chance, come over to my blog to enter my giveaway:-) xoxo

  3. Kari,great photos.thanks for putting them up.

  4. Pretty! Love the way you have the chairs done up and I love the snowman and the lighting in that shot. Good going!


    I am right there with you! Mr. Mister bought me a new camera for Mother's Day/Birthday in 2006! I promptly signed up for New York Institute of Photography's home study course (because I wanted to REALLY learn how to use my camera) and I haven't turned in ONE assignment YET! I now only have a year left to complete the entire course! I keep telling myself that I need to get to it! But, haven't done a thing yet! It's SCARY taking the settings off of AUTO everything! ROFL!

    I love seeing your Christmas pictures in MAY! I am already thinking about Christmas, and trying to figure out my cards for this year!

  6. You are doing great! Stop knocking yourself. Please.

    And photos #3, #4 and #6 are even quite *artsy* looking! Gracious, it took me time to learn to "do-artsy" with my new camera. And you did it, right away.

    Now, repeat. Stop knocking yourself my Dear.



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