Friday, December 31, 2010


No better time to jump into learning photography than the present, so here I go taking a great big leap off my little tri-pod.  I am not afraid of critical review since having grown up with a hyper critical mother where nothing was ever good critique away.

This particular group of photographers are varied, from beginner to professional.  I said that I wanted to learn and a few of my photo friendly friends suggested I start with online photo challenges and Blogger's Community Photo Challenge is the very first!!

Hi, my name is Home Girl and I am a total newbie when it comes to a camera.  Aperture? Shutter speed? Bokeh?  I have no clue yet, but I am a eager student.  I think I have an artistic eye when it comes to transposing what I see in my mind to a digital print.  I can "almost" get there.

So, without further, ado...I present to you, my very first entry into any photo related review group.  The subject is "white"...

The photo above was taken during our most recent snow extravaganza...and it was white.  This particular shot is from the area where My Secret Garden is, it was stunning, all crisp and quiet with the snow falling down.  I felt like I was in a movie, it was so wonderful.  I am glad to have the picture.  

I wish I could figure out how to change my blog so that I can post larger photos, but I got frustrated last night and stopped before I ended up screwing something up really badly.  

I am sure I will get it eventually...I was in the right direction...just not close to win a still needs some tweaking.  

Please go to the Blogger's Community Photo Challenge Main Page and visit all the contributor's or enter in the fun, too.  I would love to see you there.  This month's photo needs to be entered by January 7th.  

I will be back later on with a more "Home Girlesque" post later.  Deuces.  


Mental P Mama said...

That is gaw-jus!

MariesImages said...

First off, Love your winter wonderland...beautiful!!

Next..;) to get large images,you would have to select a stretched format(under templates) I post a larger file on Photobucket then copy the code and add under HTML when posting. There are tips on the photo challenge side bar that might help.
Hope this helps..;))

Carolyn Ford said...

...such a beautiful scene!

Maddy said...

You have a secret garden?! I'm insanely jealous ;o) And Kudos to you for joining a critique group! Just know that as much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Photography is just as much artistic vision, as it is technical stuff. Above all, have fun with it!

Ellen said...

Looks like you took a picture right out of MY yard! I think we got the same snow and I live a lot further away! ;)
Your Photography is lookin good.

Debbie W said...

There is nothing better than a secret garden, except maybe a snow covered one. Beautiful!

I noticed you have mentioned you are interested in joining online photography may be interested in this Project 52 on that will be hosted on Flickr:
If you don't have a Flickr account and not interested in paying for one now, you can join for free with limited storage.

gina said...

i love your secret garden...such beauty!! wonderful shot! :)

sunflowerkat said...

Getting involved in the photo memes is a great way to expand as a photographer. I know you'll have a lot of fun.

This is so pretty. We got a lot of snow here too but the winds were so strong it didn't cling like this.

Rose~* said...

Very pretty - like a scene from Dr. Zhivago. (now I have Lara's Theme playing in my head), LOL. If you click on your photo, it automatically enlarges. You can do this twice, and the picture will be quite large. This is the standard format for pictures uploaded here on blogspot.

Clyde said...

(I thought I had already commented, but I don't see it. Must've been one of those times when I fell asleep at the wheel.)
Thanks for joining in and what a great image. I know it's in OT, but I couldn't begin to tell you where. I'm glad you guys ventured out long enough to get some good shots. Snow used to be rare around these parts and I would brave the elements to try to get that 'perfect picture'. But I think we're gonna have more opportunities this year. I have Colonial Williamsburg on my list for next time if VDOT doesn't stop me.