Wednesday, May 11, 2016

More photos from the old camera


It takes a bit of work and tweaking with actions in Photoshop, but the old camera produces some nice shots.

I find the key is never to take a photo in an ISO higher than 400 for this camera, and to only take photos in bright light. It just gets too grainy to use, otherwise.

Scissortail at Mitchell Lake

I'm pretty pleased with the amount of detail I can capture from a distance - this was shot from an open car window, and a good distance away.

little sparrow

Up close shots like the sparrow above are pretty nice, but look better with a bit of sharpening and tweaking.


This thistle was another one captured a fair distance away.


Overall, it's been fun playing with this old little gem.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bowie completed


It is quite nice to finally be done with a project - this was a nice cross stitch from a free pattern - just complex enough to take me more than a week to stitch, but simple enough that I couldn't get discouraged or bored.

I'd say this is a perfect cross stitch for a beginner who is looking for a new challenge. Much appreciation to the creator, F.P. Molina who did a great job with this one. If you're into knitting, there's a knitted chart up for grabs, too.

I subbed a few colors I didn't have on hand, for something close (the orange, the blue, the darker flesh tone, and the pink on the mouth). The rest of the colors are from the pattern. Great fun, and the person who received it loved it.

Free pattern from F.P. Molina