Annual Snorkeling Trip to La Jolla Cove

Having grown up in Southern California, I fell in love with snorkeling when I was a kid.  I probably snorkeled for the first time in Hawaii, but I didn’t fall in love with it until later when I was older and we went snorkeling at La Jolla Cove in San Diego.  La Jolla Cove is a protected marine reserve, so there are lots of fish to see.  The water is of course much colder than Hawaiian waters, but during the {Read More}

Animal Quest: Birds of Prey

I love animals and I really love getting to see animals that you don’t get to see every day.  I was inspired by some pictures that I saw last summer, and made a goal to find and get pictures of a nesting bird of prey.  Mind you, I never said that they had to be good pictures, just pictures.  It would be easier to get good pictures if I had a zoom lens, but we work with what we have, {Read More}

To Flash or not to Flash

I still don’t know whether it is best to use flash indoors or not.  Here are two pictures that I took of the same thing.  The first one I used flash and the second I did not.    I think that I like the one with flash better.  What do you think? **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something {Read More}

Changing Point of View

As I started taking pictures of therapy activities for Therapy Fun Zone, I needed to work on my photography skills. The first step is to change my point of view.  I noticed many of my pictures are taken looking down on the activity.  I needed to get my camera down into the activity. That made a much better point of view. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a {Read More}

Dogwood

Right now in Yosemite valley the Dogwood trees are in full bloom.  They have beautiful white flowers that cover the trees, and they almost glow as the sun is going down.  I was almost able to capture that glowing quality.It is beautiful.  I had to turn the focus to manual, and turn my flash off.  Then I used a tripod and let my camera take in the light.  It’s good the trees aren’t whizzing by like kids are.  Here is {Read More}

what kind of camera is best

I hear all the time that good pictures are not dependent on what type of camera is used, but on the photographer.  This is true a lot of the time, but I have found that it really helps your pictures if you have a good camera too.  I have a little camera that is a canon point and shoot type.  It is a good camera and I love it.  It is a good size to carry around etc.  I got {Read More}