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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Clear Blue Of The Moment
Another water source discovered. A pond edged in silvered lace reflects tree skeletons, while clouds float by through the clear blue of the moment. The cold could not deter me from breathing in this magnificence.
Starting in January, I’ll be participating in the River of Stones again. It will be a lovely shift back to the simplicity of writing small stone observations each day.
As you can see, I am having oodles of fun with my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 and Lightroom. Wow, big difference from my little Kodak EasyShare! I very much wanted a DSLR, but alas, too heavy for my hands. We did a lot of research to find a camera that would give me more control (ha, ha, ha)... great macros and work in low light (I HATE using a flash indoors). The telephoto isn't great, but, hey I can get an additional lens down the line. I'm very happy none-the-less. I am severely technologically challenged compared to my family members, so it is quite the steep learning curve. They are being as patient as possible with me. I have to do things over and over until the "how to's" finally stick (not there yet). I'm sure the MS doesn't help, but honestly, I've never been good at reading manuals, or following directions in general! I tend to be a fly by the seat of my pants, dive right in and see what happens person. That works fine with paints and paper, not so much with high tech. If things are looking "over developed"...well, I'm kind of a kid in the candy shop right now, sampling every effect. It will take a lot of practice to get the hang of all of this. I'm loving it though, and that curious playful artist in me is refusing to be completely lost in “getting it right.”
I am really looking forward to sharing the gratitude quilt with you on Saturday. I hope you’ll stop by. It is truly magnificent, so many words of thanks, I get the chills (in a good way) when I read it and feel the love infused into every letter.