FOTD Photo Challenge

It’s raining. All day. Rarely happens here.

Found Cee’s Photo Challenge blog and it kept me busy for the day. I’m new to all of this. I dusted off the old camera and had some fun. It’s a cyclamen that just happened to be on my kitchen table. It was dim, so I had to play around with lighting. Flowers are amazing up close.

This was a rather steep learning curve for me. I’ve dabbled in photography and made a few picture books, but I really haven’t done much with my camera except use the auto functions. I loved seeing pictures look good, but it’s usually just luck and persistance. Now I have time, I want to gain a better understanding of how it all works together. I’m trying to slow down and being a little more deliberate about my choices.

I also learnt to use Gimp to put a water mark on the photo. I have struggled to understand how to use Gimp. I was glad to read a review that said it wasn’t all that easy and not exactly intuitive, because I thought I was slipping! Layers have always been an alien concept. But I did it, even if I have to quietly admit that I have spent the best part of the last week trying to work out how to insert a copyright symbol! It’s actually quite simple, once you know how.

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