Wednesday, October 10, 2007

God's tiny gifts


Our backyard abounds with these tiny beauties especially in this rainy season. Each flower is hardly 2 cm and the plant itself is only about 15cm tall.
These humble plants demand so little, hardly any attention needed except maybe an occasional watering during drier weather yet they never stop giving...
They never fail to be there to greet us every morning and make the start of our day a little more cheery.
Especially days when we feel like we are carrying the whole world on our shoulder, these help to ease the burden.


Ok, so much for all that...

The only reason for showing these pictures is to show off my first 'bokeh' (Japanese team for 'blur'). That's right - intentionally blurred certain section of a picture and in this case, the background.

Since getting a new camera for my birthday from my hubby two months ago, I have been fumbling with it and learning from scratch (have always used a point and shoot). Definitely from ground zero, had no idea what aperture, shutter speed, iso and so many other terms meant in photography. Hubby said if I want to improve the picture quality of my food shots I have to use the manual mode and that means learning about all the above. I plowed through photography books, magazines and Internet sites daily (still at it, don't think it will ever be done...so much to learn and soooo facinating). Now, cookbooks have to take a back seat for a while.

Have a nice day!

Jo

6 comments:

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

beautiful!great bokeh effect.what cam is this? i also took some pics of my orchids--i think its orchid season. i had such a terrible day today..can't tell u here but it was really bad...

wmw said...

Lovely flowers...and good bokeh. You played around with the aperture?

a feast, everyday said...

Terri: Tq. Go 2 my previous post on 27/8/07. Call me any time.

wmw: Tq. Yeah, I am treading nervously on the manual mode now but it's fun! Love ur Hanoi pics, u professional?

DonDon said...

wow...great pictures!! mum, ur really getting the hang of this photography thing huh? awesome pictures!

frank said...

Amazing photos, and very pretty subjects.

We all could take a leaf to slow down some and smell the flowers :-)

occasionally.

Cheers//

a feast, everyday said...

Tq Don, still learning...

Frank - yes, slow down often n not 'occasionally'.
Life is too short.