Action Thursday

On my Nikon D40, I have two action modes. The sports mode is the usual high shutter-speed mode used to take action shots. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, it will continuously focus so you can catch the action. I also have a child mode. This is basically portrait and sports mixed together. It has the high shutter speed to catch all the action, but also enhances skin tones. Also, the sport mode turns off the flash and the child mode allows the flash to be used if needed.

All of these photos were taken using Child mode. My sport mode seems to be not working right. It tries to hard to focus and slows the shutter down. I’m going to have to look into why it does that… I have no doubt that it’s user error.

Water fountain at the park near our place. I had a hard time actually taking this picture because the fountain button was really hard to push. I took about 20 shots that had no water in them!

I was teasing Roxy into thinking I wanted to play with her. But really I just wanted her to move around quickly near my camera 🙂 This was just prior to the death stare that she gave me… Click on this photo and check out her eyes!

I’m making some frosting. I SWEAR my mixer is on. It’s even on high. As in as fast as it goes. As in sometimes I worry about walking away from it because it’s shaking so bad. Dang that’s a fast shutter speed.

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4 Responses to “Landscape Monday”

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    CB — September 16, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I love that first picture with the park bench in the background and the tree branch upclose. Awesome. I think I need your camera.
    /Clara

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    Jen — September 16, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I do love it. Like I said I’m sure you’ll be really happy with whatever you decide.

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    Steph — September 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    The swingset is great, that blue really pops. And that handrail looks like a skateboarders dream, awesome perspective on that shot!

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    the country life — September 17, 2008 at 2:15 am

    I really like the swingset. I’m with Steph, that blue really pops. But my favorite is the passageway. It is such an interesting picture. Nice job.

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