Ron, nice to meet you, more officially. I am sometimes hesitant to ask names because so many folks like to be anonymous. Thanks for the request, of course I'd love to add you! Your photos are beautiful!! Very well done.
I'm so glad you found us on LI! It's a great group of folks. And of course the music is wonderful.
Slán agus beannacht leat,
Thanks! I'm taking classes on Betterphotos.com-- they are terrific! I've never been on this kind of site, except when I was a personal chef and we talked about recipes and the business at USPCA. I am so looking forward to our trip to Ireland this summer! I was hoping to learn more about it and maybe make some friends too.
Great that you got the new camera. Just go out one day and start clicking at stuff that isn't that important..but fun so you can learn how to use the camera and handle it first. One of my first times with my was our trip to San Francisco...we were caught in traffic, so we rolled down the windows and I just started to click. It was a blast...people posed...would stay out of the way of a shot before moving up in traffic...just a kick. Learned how to handle my camera with fun. After that you will begin to experment with it. Let me know how it goes. I think you will love it. 8 more days of school and I'm free for the summer...can't wait. Been having a heat wave here...96, 98 and 94 today...but will cool down tomorrow and back into the 60's a few days again. Got to go. Have fun with the new camera. Slante, Pat
A moment to myself...at last. My husband is doing a trainning for a huge cooperation on teamwork (rope couses), my mother-in-law is back home and I have no appointments to meet parents this afternoon...nice. Didn't get any pictures of the coast a few weeks back...those moments when you just relax and enjoy the moment and bask in the sun. Did see Celtic Women and enjoy the show so much...was wonderful to see them live. Then a huge birdwatching event last weekend...my husband and I take a group out in canoes to see birds...we know more about the canoes and rely on the birders to give information back and forth. Now just 2 more weeks of school after tomorrow...nice. I love the kids but we all know it's time to boggy out.
The camera I use is the Cannon Rebel EOS...I had used the one before it that was non-digital...but after taking courses on tech. for teachers a few years back I had to get the digit. It really free me of the cost of the pictures and gave me the freedom to snap away. In Ireland alone I did over 2,000 pictures...didn't keep them all but gave me some good shots also. But as always I want to learn more...get more lens...you know how that goes. Well got to go. Take care and talk to you later. Pat
Robert, most of my stuff is landscapte and outdoor photography. Probably not a lot of portraits outside of family. I did notice that there isn't a category for wildlife/creatures. I did the double name because I know some folks post pics of pets. I already have a few of my wildlife photos on the site with a few more to come.
Hello Ron! We're glad to have you in the photographers grour. This group is for all kinds of photography. If there is a category you would like added, let me know and I'll start a thread for that.
Anyways, I look forward to seeing some of your posts.
I'd love to communicate with your wife and I am on Barack's site but I don't know how she'd find that. I've been having phone problems and got stopped with calls to Indiana but hope to resume over the weekend. This is my third new phone and it too is problematical.
I have found that I have learned to trust my view and go with it. When I listen to others about the do's and don'ts then it ruins it each time. But when I learn about other's perspective and experiment, then I have fun. Sometimes I make shots more difficult than I have to...a duh moment. My husband will get into the act too and when we get back we aren't able to remember who took which picture...so we take credit only for the good ones. With the digitals I love the fact that I can just click away and not worry about the cost of flim and not worry about mistakes. Also some mistakes have been fun...did some of fireworks and the wild designs we got were entertaining and cool. Fun hobby.
I have the opportunity to attend some tech. photo workshops when I was at school...was interesting, but I like to snap what I view. I'm at the point where I want to learn more and I will. I use digital of course...that way I can snap away and study what I have done. When I have the camera I find that I don't overlook or take for grant the beauty I see. You look for viewpoints and how to present what you see...I find that not all views are capture on the camera...sometimes you just have to be there.
Reading the rest of your letter...pics....
These were the first dance we were in Ireland..Dublin. In order backwards. Pics off the main highway between Dublin to Kilkenny...look at the size of that major freeway. Not only were we limited to smaller lanes but one lane and on the other side of the road. What a different world. On the major freeways they have signs that say there have been xx amount of people killed on this road this year. Then we went to Guinness, Trinity College where we saw the Book of Kells, the river Luffy, St Patrick's church and place. # 24 is from our hotel at 10:30 P.M. we loved the long nights. A pic of me our first moments in Irleand at 5:00 am in the morning, excited we made it. Then of course Yosemite...#43 a pic of my favorite piece of rock, Half Dome from the valley floor at sunset. I hope to put up other pics as time goes by of Ireland. We were there for about 4 weeks...loved it. Have you been? Still interested how you got involved with pics.
Thanks for asking about the earthquakes...we here in Fallon don't fill a thing. We have had a few 1. somethings not to far..but still. I was in CA this weekend at Drakes Bay...but we debated on our route. We over on 80 which goes right through the heart of the earthquakes. Could see little fresh landslides futher up on the road from the shaking...a bit unnerving. They keep saying that it has a good change of getting bigger. Interesting to see the map of recent earthquakes and the west coast and us are busier than ever. Wait and see. Feel like those maga disater shows...people knew there were warnings...put did not heed them. So how long have you taken pictures of course you are good and your compositions are great. Did you take classes or are you self learned? Take care.
Yeah...variety of life can get you....it's 7, 29, 31, 16. Don't know what it is with 7 but it calls to me...it's relaxing and soothes the soul. Off to Point Reyes this weekend...you enjoy yours. Talk to you later.
Most of my pics are of Dublin...last summer we were in Ireland for about 4 weeks...so Dublin was our first days there. The other is another place I love to go...Yosemite. My husband Dad was the head engineer of San Francisco years ago and the Hetch Hetch Dam was under his command. So my husband spend the 1st 6 years of his life in the Yosemite area and then after that the winters were San Francisco and summers Yosemite. So it's a special place to the family and to me. So have you been to Ireland? I love the composition of your picture number 18...then of course 14, 15 and 16. So how do you go about taking your pictures?
Noticed your pictures of the landscape...Nice. Like you I enjoy the outdoors with my husband and enjoy taking pictures and just being outdoors on our own. Here in Nevada we can just east of Fallon about an hour out and the land is yours...no one in sight and you can explore and not see a soul all day long. Mountains all around you and you can end up hiking 6 to 7,000 feet up in a day and back. Like the way you put your photos on your page.