Beautiful Berkeley Bouquet

 

The grass is always greener and the flowers are always more colorful on the other side (of the mountain).  You think that’s just a whiny statement from a beach girl wannabe, but now you can judge for yourself.

Here is the bouquet right from our friend’s yard.

Here’s just one of the flowers.  I loved the shadows.  I was experimenting using my 70-300 lens, which gives me fits.

I was also trying to take spider webs.  If I put the button on auto focus, the camera focused  perfectly until I snapped the picture, then the instant BEFORE the picture registered, the focus went out of focus, and I got blurry spiders.

If I tried to manually focus the picture, I got a splotch of light which quickly evaporated once I moved the lens a half a millimeter.

 

Finally I found a way to trick the camera into doing something like I wanted.  I auto focused it, then I switched to manual, and snapped the picture.  GOTCHA CANON REBEL XTi! HAHA!

So tomorrow I’ll show the you the unique homes I found, just in a few short blocks.

 

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, author, blogger and retired teacher/consultant. Read more about me here. http://wp.me/P7tP3I-2

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