Saturday, June 5, 2010
2. Why was yesterday's "perfectly contented moment" so worthy of a blog post? Because of this:
Ha! It never is! My first rookie mistake was thinking that because I had my ACDSee database stored on my external hard drive that I didn't need to do a backup of that. Apparently I was wrong. All the tagging and organization that I've done to date is gone. I have to start over. :( And my email is totally messed up. My personal mail is going into my work folder. And I can't see my work email unless I sign into remote serv. The tech guys at the office tried to put it all into one Outlook profile. Guess what? It didn't work! Hopefully Jay can fix that for me this weekend. And the docking station? Never had one before. And it didn't come with instructions. I thought it was plug and play. Um, not. Turns out you have to install a driver for it. And I still can't get the resolution on my big monitor correct. With all this "stuff" going on in the background of my life, it is no small wonder that yesterday's perfectly contented moment was blog-worthy!
3) I took Karen's advice on the "aperture" issue that was totally confounding me. I went outside, sat in the grass, and shot consecutive photos of the same flower from the same position, changing the f.stop one click between each photo. I took a total of 48 shots - 3 series. I noticed that as the aperture number got smaller (wider opening, more light - so counter-intuitive!) that my camera automatically increased the shutter speed to make up for the extra light coming through. Smart camera. I could not see any difference as I took the photos, but when I loaded them up to my computer,I could literally see more and more of the background coming in focus as the aperture number gets larger (smaller opening, less light). So here are just a couple from one series to illustrate: