July 22, 2009

Lights Camera Action


Okay so I'm a tad bit obsessed with my new camera. Just a wee bit. The only problem is that I'm taking so many pictures that I don't have time to learn to use Photoshop...I've been wanting to address some trouble spots on some of my shots but have not had the time to sit down and teach myself. But I find that I'm wanting to post. I'm making progress on this Manuel mode thing.

This is my boy Obie...he recently had his 18th birthday. No matter where he is, or how green the grass is, he always comes running when he spots me. I love that. Can you feel the love?
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29 comments:

The Wife said...

I can feel it! I never mastered photoshop. Even took a class, well, started a class, got frustrated with the group learning experience and quit! Oh well, I use picnik.com.

Martha said...

What a gorgeous shot! Obie is really beautiful. Enjoy your new camera :-)

Tami said...

The Wife...I was thinking about signing up for a photoshop class. I just can not sit at my computer and focus. I was going to try yesterday (it was raining) I turned on the computer and got out Scott Kelby's book. I last about 15 minutes.....

Decided it would be more interesting to play with shutter speed and rain drops. SIGH!!!!

Maybe I have some sort of adult ADHD???

Tami said...

Thank you Martha....I love my boy!

DayPhoto said...

What a beautiful horse! He is just gorgeous! I would have never thought he was 18, 2 maybe!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Tami said...

Linda...he's a Hanoverian...gotta love that sturdy German build.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. That is such a fabulous picture. I am excited for you and your new camera! Just thinking about new cameras makes me smile : )

manker said...

wow.. this is so amazing.. you can sense the horse's wonderful demeanor.. well done

happy trails
gp

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Tami,
Yes! I can! Last summer, I learned a bit about the sensitivity of horses. Too much to post here, but they are gentle, beautiful creatures and you've captured this well. Wow! Would love to be closer to you to learn a little from you, and take a look at the equipment that is producing such wonderful shots -- as well as the woman behind it all. Thanks for sharing!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am impressed, you have an "Eye" for a great shot, you have all winter to learn photoshop..so take some photos!! :)

bekah said...

GORGEOUS!

LadyFi said...

Glorious photo! Love it.

Tami said...

Thank you everyone!

Roxane, I hope you plan to blog about this story...I look forward to reading it. Hopefully soon I'm coming west for a vacation and I already had it in mind to meet you for a cuppa and a nice long chat!

Anonymous said...

As Dr. Swaryhea would say "BIG LOVE BABY". The Mummie

Spruce Hill said...

What a great picture! I can tell he is running twards you for a visit! I am wanting a new camera. I am saving my pennies. I have been using picasa to edit my photos. It does a pretty good job and is very asy to use.

Tami said...

Spruce Hill...I use Picasa for picture storage and easy posting. Cropping and lighteneng and shadowing are easy in that program....but I really wanted to 'fix' the blown out color on the left side of this picture and there is no way to do that in Picasa....

I'm going to take Far Sides advice an wait for winter I think!

Tami said...

P.S Spruce Hill.....I got a $20 rebate from Adobe on my Elements purchase because I'm updating from Picasa to their software. FYI...in case your looking to upgrade.

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

He's so handsome! Glad you are enjoying your camera and welcome to the photographer addiction. It is so fun! Hope to see more pics!

HANNIBAL said...

Obie is gorgeous, and this capture is amazing! The highs and lows are perfect! You can really feel the movement with bold colors! Fantastic!

Claudia's thoughts said...

Love the wind in the hair look!!!!

Tami said...

Amy....the addiction has been totally rekindled! I've always enjoyed shooting with my PandS and now I remember the totally joy of shooting with my 35MM SLR! Love love love...

Tami said...

Hannibal...Thank you so much. I'm still thinking about your Barn Swallow shot...it's stuck in my brain. That shot really is the epitome perfection to my eye.

Tami said...

Ms. Claudia...and no expensive appointment with a stylist for that look for him.

Michele said...

Well, happy birthday to Obie. Obie is beautiful and I can just imagine the love!!

A beautiful photo!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I have a brand new photoshop program and I've STILL not loaded it on my Mac.

Shoot me.

Thanks for entering my James Taylor free tickets contest, girl. You are cracking me up!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I have a brand new photoshop program and I've STILL not loaded it on my Mac.

Shoot me.

Thanks for entering my James Taylor free tickets contest, girl. You are cracking me up!

Tami said...

Thank you Michele!

Janie...I want those tickets....I need a break from PA!

Jenna Marie said...

Gorgeous picture! I love the light and composition! Have you used Lightroom at all? It is another Adobe program...a little more user friendly than Photoshop and good for most post processing. :-) I would love to upgrade to a 40d...one of these days!

Tami said...

Jenna....this was processed in Picasa. No crop but a little but of saturation adjustment. I have the original as a raw...and someday when I get over my 'photoshop disability' I would like to process it proper.