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It's All in the Cards!

This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

Even though the lake may be the main attraction most of the time during the summer reunion, there is always something else to do!  Donica and I had quite a Spades challenge going, for two days running, with with my daughter and her fiancé.

Truth be known, in this pic I was practicing using the aperture setting on my camera, focusing on the cards.  My first time using a non-auto/program setting!  Aren't you proud of me?!  (UGH!  I have so much to learn!)


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


It's All in the Cards!

This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

Even though the lake may be the main attraction most of the time during the summer reunion, there is always something else to do!  Donica and I had quite a Spades challenge going, for two days running, with with my daughter and her fiancé.

Truth be known, in this pic I was practicing using the aperture setting on my camera, focusing on the cards.  My first time using a non-auto/program setting!  Aren't you proud of me?!  (UGH!  I have so much to learn!)


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (26)

You did a good job :d

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks. Thanks, Suby. smile
Yes it is a good shot of the card and from an interesting angle
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. Try anything once, is my motto (most of the time). smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jul 2007, 02:25
Impressive shot, Ginnie.
You have the cards in focus perfectly, which is a great result with 1/5sec and f/3.5. I am guessing you rested the camera on the table.
Monochrome works really well with this image.
Ginnie Hart: You're almost right, Ray. I rested the camera on my knee while I was sitting in a nearby chair. A natural tripod. smile

Thanks for your kind support.
Good job with the non-automatic settings. I like the result and the DOF certainly came out well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. I was hoping to see some good DOF. Will keep working to perfect it. smile
Good job Ginnie..nice DOF and tones.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bridge. Thanks.
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto-Indonesia
  • 22 Jul 2007, 08:46
Nicely convertd to b/w
Btw, may i join with you and Donica hehe...jst kddg.
yes, i'm proud to you Ginnie hahaha... wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Dudee, you can join Donica and me! smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • In Bath on dial up
  • 22 Jul 2007, 10:15
Well for a first go it works a treat, perfect dof as they say! Deal me in. Mike
Ginnie Hart: HA! This conjured up lots of good puns, Mike. I've enjoyed it. smile
I think you have made a fantastic job,i love it. reminds me of playing cards with my grandad.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your support, Tracy. I need to keep trying new things! Glad you got a nice memory from this.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 22 Jul 2007, 11:00
I agree, you did a fine job. Knowing you, you will enjoy more work like this, learning the capabilities of your camera. Very cool. I like the b&w on this one too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth. I wish I were more curious than I am because I think I would have tried this a looooong time ago!!!
very good color tone for the subject and good angle too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
Good idea Ginnie....Simple but very well done !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roland. I just need to keep practicing!!!
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 22 Jul 2007, 11:18
nicely caught and that tne works well (again)...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sam!
Nice shot Ginnie, you should be pleased with this one. David.
Ginnie Hart: Well, thanks, David. I'll be pleased when I practice these shots more often!
I like this one. It works very well in B and W. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your support, Dave.
  • cara
  • 22 Jul 2007, 16:20
Great shot. It really captures the moment!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cara.
You got the cards in focus - well done smile I also like the background - the part behind the cards. Hope you enjoy shooting in non-auto/program setting - to me it is a little bit more fun smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, yes, more fun, Aksel, but also a bit more scary--out of my comfort zone! But I'm gonna go for it!! smile Thanks.
  • Kay
  • 22 Jul 2007, 17:48
Your picture is wonderful, Ginnie! Congrats on the experimentation with your camera. It turned out very well smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kay. Thanks for your vote of confidence.
Terrific study
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad, for stopping by and commenting.
j'espère que c'est toi qui a gagné!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, O-P. I need to keep trusting the learning process!
I like this photograph very much. The sharpness of the cards contrasts so well with the texture of the table. The colour is good too. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roz.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jul 2007, 22:30
It is on the cards that you should start dealing with the other camera settings. Don't throw your hand in yet, nor put your heart on immediate succcess. Be an ace or a jack of diamonds, join the club and come up trumps.

Great picture leisure time.
Ginnie Hart: Louis, sometimes I wonder how long it takes for you to come up with your very clever comments! Or do they come to you in a jiffy (I bet)!

Anyway, thanks! smile
You've come up trumps Ginnie smile Good one.
Ginnie Hart: I sure am loving the puns, Jose Ann. Thanks. smile
Great capure! I like!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jose.
  • polarbear
  • Whitehorse, Yukon
  • 23 Jul 2007, 04:32
Nice photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, PB!
Nicely done. I like the concept, too. Isn't it nice to be able to experiment and figure out how all those camera functions work?
Ginnie Hart: I wish I were more curious and willing to get out of my comfort zone, Red Pen. I have 2 more pics this week that are also experiments, so maybe this is a start! smile
Nicely done in B&W !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb! smile

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