Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I forgot!

Well on my last picture blog that had the guys jumping off the ramp I forgot to show troy and his jumping "skills". So here you go...
Now that last shot with a little editing could make him look cool...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Troy vs Computer= Troy 1, Computer 0

Troy has the worst like with computers, he has spent hundreds of dollars in phone calls to have his IT department help him, on this job he is on his second computer!
So he came home and started his computer...but his screen was upside down! LOL Not sure how he did it, but apparently on Windows you can turn your screen. This took awhile to find on on google how to fix it! Now that he knows don't be surprised if your his co-worker and your screen goes all funny. hahahaha
Its kind of hard to tell the picture is upside down (because the picture is of a temple that has a lake next to it) I zoomed in so you could tell!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Odd Flower

An odd flower that I found growing by the pool area.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Some of the boys of walking street.

Usually the girls hold up the signs and yell at you to come in....they don't like their picture taken LOL. But the guys...they like it..so they even got together and smiled for me!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tequila Reef

Tequila Reef is the only Mexican Restaurant we have found so far. The foods ok, but the Margaritas are great! Here are some pictures from inside.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Poker Night

Poker night, took second place tonight! And me trying to get all creative with the camera!
My last night with Mia :( She had to fly back home to the states.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lost in translation

Ok how do YOU say that?.....
Anele Massage

Monday, September 22, 2008

Shutter Speed (week 2 of Class)

Ok boys and girls today's lesson is in Shutter speed!
Ok so shutter speed is really easy. The faster the number 1/1000 (as in 1/1000th of a second) for example the faster your camera's shutters open and close (faster the picture is taken). The slower the the number 1/60 the longer the shutter is open. I learned you can't go slower then 1/60 without a tripod---it becomes to blurry by body movement. So if you taking pictures of children running or sports you want a higher speed (1/1000 is good with no other adjustments).
My camera does go much higher and lower then these two speeds but you have to play with the ISO if you get faster or slower then these (I learned the hard way LOL). And there are many in between 1/60-1/100 you just have to play with. You will notice the longer the shutter is open the more light that gets into it and the over exposed the pictures gets.

Ok so here is (ISO at 1600 since I'm indoors):
1/1000 Shutter speed
1/60 Shutter Speed3'' shutter speed (I had to lay the camera down to take this clearly). And as you can see the ISO was so high (1600) that it let to much light in the picture. So you do have to adjust ISO if your Shutter speed is slow.
So then with that in mind here is a combo adjustment (yep I'm getting good enough to change TWO settings at once).

Shutter Speed is 3'' (3 seconds open) for all of these (and the one above).

800 ISO/3'' shutter speed400 ISO/3'' shutter speed200 ISO/3'' shutter speed

Sunday, September 21, 2008

ISO (week2 of photography class-ISO and Shutter speed)

Ok so your ISO is you "amount of available light" feature. If you outside on a bright sunny day you want a low ISO-100. Best general ISO-200-400. If you indoors with low light you want a higher ISO-800-1600. But why not just leave it at 1600 all the time to make sure enough light gets in--because you lose some quality in the picture.

Examples of ISO in the hotel room--troy was working lol.
Everything about these pictures are the same except ISO settings, you can see the higher the ISO number the brighter (indoors) but the more grainy it looks. (tomorrow shutter speed--I know you just dying for that) HAHAHAHA

ISO 0f 1600
ISO of 800
ISO of 400
ISO of 200
ISO of 100
Auto ISO (so I am guessing the Auto focus put it at ISO of 800)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Flippen good time!

A group of us went to Lakeland again. (the cable water-skiing place). I got to try out some sport settings on my camera....and some locals were nice enough to show off some skillz for me!
Ok not ALL where good-but wow my camera did get some nice falls also!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Boys hanging with the roadwives.

Well some of the boys got to hang out with me and Mia (another roadwife). And they got to see what we do many days here in Thailand. Well it started with me walking up at 10am. Then I got in my suit and packed my pool essentials and was off to hang by the pool! Today with my new camera. After they all drank sangarias for 5 hours and me my virgin Banana Ramas (great ice cream and banana smoothie) the big talking started and then the boys had to see who could do the best flips and dives. Me with my camera just sat back and enjoyed the show!
Here are my favorite pictures of the boys...

This is Mike S. (visiting us from Saudi Arabia this weekend)This is Jeff W. (husband to the awesome roadwife-Mia)This is Nate (roadie who is working in Rayong, near by city, and likes to use our hotel pool while he stays at his cheap hotel on Walking street LOL)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What happened to my little white friend?

If you remember before we used to have a white bird that hung out by the pool all day with us. But the last few weeks whitey went bye-bye and now we have matching blue and yellow birds.
These pictures are in Manuel mode---wooohooo I'm starting to figure it out!
Looks like they are helping sorting the towels.
These guys are not as nice as the white one ones---one even bite my camera!
But allays all is well and there was a kiss!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Apeture take 2

Ok well I did the same thing today as I did yesterday except instead of lowest aperture and highest, I added a middle one. Can't tell much of a difference from the middle one and the highest one---guess I still need more practice with this. Oh I should mention this is one of the many sculptures in the pool area of my hotel.

Lowest setting, still blurry background but not as blurry as the cup yesterday (today I was about 4 feet away yesterday I was about 16 inches away from the focus item...i'm thinking closer to focus item I am the blurry the background when shooting in aperture mood)
Medium setting
Highest setting

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lesson one-Aperture

This is called a low aperture number (or a low f/stop number) on a camera, note the background is blurry but focused item is in focus...This is a higher number of aperture on a camera, every thing is clear...
This weeks online camera lesson is on aperture! LOL

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thailand the first time-Chaing Rai (long neck trib)

Nov 2008 we went up to Chaing Mai and Chaing Rai....while up in the area we took a bus and went up and visited the long neck tribes near the Myanmar (Burma) border.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thailand the first time-Buddha Mountain

This is the largest Buddha outside that was carved into a mountain. It was cut with a laser then gold plates were pounded into the carving to get the wonderful view you see....