Color Week – Blue

The last day of color week is upon us. Today is blue day. I was so excited to take some blue pictures today. Unfortunately, it rained again today in Boston. There’s one picture in particular that I think will work for another photo week… I’m not a huge fan of using the flash. I much prefer using natural light but since it was dark and rainy and I was stuck inside, I had to use my flash. Again, I’m pretty new to photography so I appreciate any feedback.

I had SO MUCH fun doing color week. I can’t wait for Steph to announce the next photo week (starts on Monday). Check out all my color week photos (including some that weren’t posted here) on my Flickr set.


This is a vase that none other than Steph (co-creator of color week) gave us. Love it. It’s in our blue bathroom on a shelf next to a picture of me and my sisters.


This is looking directly down into the vase. It’s very tall and great for daisies (which I love!)


My sister gave Hubby this Rubix cube for Christmas. We love Rubix cubes. When we first started dating we learned how to do one and we’d race. Hubby could do it under a minute. As you can see this one is a 4×4 so it’s much harder. Hubby hasn’t solved it yet, but he did make a blue face for me to use in this picture. What a sweetie 🙂

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    CB — September 17, 2008 at 1:07 am

    I am totally addicted to learning anything/everything about cameras now. I blame you! haha. I think macro is my favorite setting. Do you have a macro lens or do you use your kit lens+macro setting? Thanks for putting up with all my questions!
    /Clara

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    Jen — September 17, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Ha. Sorry or You’re Welcome 🙂 I used the Macro setting with the kit lens. I think for the middle picture I used my 55-200 lens. The others are with the 18-55 lens.

    I find myself not using Macro as much as I thought I would. Since the flash goes up. Based on what I learned yesterday I might start using Landscape for food pictures.

    Probably 90% of the time, I just use the Auto setting or Auto w/o flash and let the camera do all the work. Sometimes I use Shutter priority or Aperture priority. I’m glad this week’s photo week is causing me to try out all the different options.

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    Steph — September 17, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Jen! I took the same picture of the seed on a dogwood tree, mine didn’t turn out that great though… We are always on the same wave length. Nice job!

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    Sara — September 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the insight, Jen! I don’t know squat about taking pictures, so I appreciate your words of wisdom. That checkers set is so cool. Great angle!

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    Amy Kingman — September 18, 2008 at 2:16 am

    I’m a big fan of the checkers shot as well!

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