I did discover that there are several picture taking settings, but they all require that I hold absolutely, positively still, and that I reset/readjust each setting with each picture....ahhhhhh!!!!! How do you hold perfectly still when you are taking pictures of live, moving animals...both horses and kids??!!!
The main problem that I have is when my camera thinks that there is not enough lighting, which is MOST of the time. Even when I adjust it to the darker scene setting, the pictures come out under--over???--exposed, and blurry--lots of fun, let me tell you!!--or parts of the picture will look great, while other parts look light and fuzzy. Does anyone have any helpful information here? Do you all have to change your camera's setting hundreds of times? Today, at Katie's lesson, I must have taken about 50 pictures, and only THREE turned out half way decent! needless to say, I am VERY frustrated.
OK, I am done venting, and I will now move on to happier thoughts :)
These are pictures of Waska and Bo, after me and Amber got back from a four hour ride. Waska has the bestest horsey expressions ever. See??? Even he doesn't want me to be angry at my camera. "It's alright Mel. Count to 10, take a deep breathe and relax." Bo on the other hand just wishes that I would stop my whining and go home!
"Please stop your bellyaching Mel. It gets really old."
Oh look...here is one of the three pictures that semi turned out from Katie's lesson today. See how her face is all blurry looking???? Why????
The barn that Katie rides at is known for its Dressage and jumping horses/trainers. There is also a well known Arab trainer there, and Eric and I like to harass her horses...not really..lol!!! This is a HUGE 1/2 Arab that has quite the personality. I of course had to take a picture of him, because every one who knows me, knows that I have a weakness...I mean special place in my heart...for any chestnut horse with lots of chrome... but especially the Arabians :)
Even his mug shot is blurry...grrrrrrr!!!!Sometimes hazy and blurry look good. For instance, take this handsome TB gelding, whose owner was getting him ready for a lesson. Maybe it is my inexperience with pictures, but I think that it looks nice...lighting and all. A trailer was pulling up outside, and he was quite content to hang out in his cross ties and watch. Talk about long legs...good grief!Again...if any of you know any little secrets, please feel free to pass them on. My camera is a Kodak Easyshare C330, point and shoot, piece of @%$#. Until we meet again......