Saturday, January 9, 2010

Old Red Mill

Nothing to fancy, just a wonderful old, worn out mill tucked into the woods, alongside a river on a snowy winters morning



Today I'm taking a 'Get out of Auto mode' camera class. Although I shoot some in Aperature mode the majority of my images are shot in Auto using metering, and it's time for a change. There are many tutorials (and we're talking thousands) on Youtube.com about cameras and photography but if I have the chance to have someone help me one-on-one I'm going for it!

I hope you have a nice week-end!

32 comments:

Carol said...

I hope you'll have a nice weekend, too.

Snappy Di said...

NIce... this photo makes me want to put on an extra pair of socks!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

hulagirlatheart said...

Beautiful. Exactly the kind of scene I hope to find when I head out with my camera in about an hour.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sun shining here, but only 10* right now. Have a great weekend.

Carol said...

What a beautiful shot, the branches almost look like they are hugging the mill to me....says, "cozy"...thanks

Susan said...

Beautiful old building...lovely photo with the snow too

Linda said...

I love thse beautiful shots of New England, and especially the red buildings. Thanks.

Kim said...

Beautiful...as always!! I so enjoy your blog!

Country Girl said...

This is GORGEOUS, Sharon. Just exquisite.
And I need one of those classes, too.

Cedar ... said...

That mill is just begging to be photographed,... you did a great job!

Eve said...

I think this is quite fancy Sharon! A beautiful scene.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Good for you! You can never know too much about photography. Nice mill shot.

Joanne said...

Beautiful photograph. I love the splash of red in the New England winter woods. Enjoyed browsing here!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

sharon...lovely capture. so winter wonderful :)
have a fab weekend.

Kerri said...

How wonderful to be taking a camera class! I really want to do this too at some point. Maybe when daughter goes to college next year. Please let us know how you like it!!

And I LOVE your pic!

Laura said...

You're a brave woman to get out of Auto mode, Sharon - LOL! I think I would panic if I had to figure it all out myself! Good luck! Love the picture.

Frances said...

We're sitting here drinking a cup of hot tea and watching the Cowboys/Giants game (go Cowboys).

Your image is absolutely beautiful -- you don't need no stinkin new camera! It's so crisp and clear, I get cold looking at it!!!!

PS -- Enjoy your one-on one!
and -- It's nice to know someone I'm taller than -- I'm 5'3" ;}

Have a great weekend!

Paula said...

Looks like you found a photo for next years christmas cards. :) Lovely, just lovely.
Paula

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

...but....but...auto is just so darn easy! And why would they put that setting there if we weren't meant to use it?

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a lovely picture Sharon. I learnt "out of auto" mode by trial and error but I am sure you will discover setting which pleases you the most. I guess we all have different view points. For example as far as macro photography is concerned, DOF (Depth of focus) seems to be the "in" thing but I hate it so ignore what all the "experts" say and go my own way. LOL!!

Riet said...

Beautiful picture and I love that old mill. Good for you to learn other modes. I use auto most of the times too but sometimes DH tells me what I can better do. He reads the books and programs. LOL
Have a nice day

Jayne said...

Again... a New England postcard. Beautiful Sharon, just beautiful. A class sounds so much more interesting than reading a manual. ;c)

Nancy Medina said...

Wow great image Sharon, I think this is one of my favorites (Laura is going to make fun of me for saying that.) : ) With your camera you will probably have an easier time getting out of auto, because even manual stuff is ahem automated to a degree. What a great goal, I need to try that too! I didn't excel at photography in College, just bracketed the heck out of everything to get that one shot. That was back when the film was free! (can you imagine...)
xoxoxox

Cindy said...

It's beautiful Sharon. I love it. Enjoy your class.

Hey, we had snow here in Florida. Unfortunately I wasn't outside to see it. I kept checking but most of it occurred during the night. Rats!

Cindy

MaggieGem said...

This is a wonderful shot, I love red barns! It would probably be absolutely gorgeous if you matted and framed it to proudly display in your home. Well done.

Hope you had fun in your class.

Maggie
This Life Thru the Lens

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous setting! Loved this shot!
Good Lord, woman..you don't need ANY help with your photography....you do a wonderful job and I love each and every shot you take!!!! You may end up teaching THEM. ha

Judy said...

This image is wonderful!! Somehow, it sums up winter, with the snow blanketing everything and the resulting peace! The red of the mill contrasts so much that it really stands out.
So glad that you are expanding your boundaries! We all need to do that!!

Cindy said...

Sharon, I love it the fspecs of snow and the red mill in the woods. Again, it looks like a Christmas Card.

Donna said...

I LOVE this picture. This is so New England.

Carolynn said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Glen Hartjes said...

Wonderful winter scene!

dAwN said...

I need that class! lovely shot...really special..