mercredi 31 décembre 2008

January 1st, POTD! Beginners mistake, or how to turn your cat into a smurf!

Let's start by saying Happy New Year to all of you!!

For this very first POTD in 2009, I have to admit I am cheating. Already???? Yes :-O I took these pictures yesterday, and although some turned out nice enough, I made a huge mistake, which in my eyes in a beginners mistake. I won't say this will never happen to me again, never say never, but I hope I'll think about this mistake next time I go picture hunting!

We were taking a walk in our quite new neighbourhood (new to us), it was beautiful weather, almost spring like, and I had only one thing in mind: taking photos! So there I went, and the result was quite a surprise.I took the photos in manual, some were not well exposed at all, others were quite ok in exposure but... I forgot that I had put the White Balance on Thungsten the night before! So basically that's how you turn a white cat into a smurf, meet ScoobyDoo:

That was actually not the picture I selected for the POTD, that one is below. Also taken with the wrong WB (it took me a while to actually notice my mistake!), taken on our walk on a little path nearby our house. Even though the colors are not correct, I quite like the photo :

Thanks to a very helpful Pea for explaining how to make a frame ;-)

I received the book I ordered: Understanding Exposure byt Bryan Peterson and Wow, it is a great book, I recommand it everyone who is, come me, a beginner!!!

I am so looking forward to spring, with lots and lots of photo opportunities! :-) I'm starting to get obsessed!!! Well, I'll see you all tomorrow for a new POTD, have a good day all! OH, and PS, the picture in the post below was also with wrong WB :-O

12 commentaires:

Inkspots a dit…

Ahh, sorry for the wb being off. If you shoot in RAW, you can fix that later. I've made the mistake TONS of time. This is my first POTD too and I'm so excited about this. Good luck and have fun!

Jamie

pat a dit…

LOVELY path! It looks like an enchanted woods, or at least someplace you might encounter Hobbits. We've all whoopsed with the WB, so don't feel too bad. Glad to see you here.

PierKiss a dit…

I really like your path! It's very pretty, and makes me think of fairy tales set in forests. Don't feel bad about your WB mistake-I do it ALL the time! :)

Beth a dit…

Don't feel bad, I turned a old church completely blue once! I love pictures of paths, I always wonder where they go.

Beth a dit…

Don't feel bad, I turned a old church completely blue once! I love pictures of paths, I always wonder where they go.

TEAZ a dit…

I have so done that before, however the path looks really eerie in the blue. It kind of reminds me of something out of the Movie Bridge to Tarabithia (sp). Good job

Amy a dit…

Welcome to the POTD! I took Bryan Peterson's UE class, it was awesome! If you have the book and follow the lessons, you'll learn so much! :)

janett a dit…

Ohhhh, this makes me miss Germany! I grew up there and there is absolutely nothing like the country-side in just about any European country.

Angela2932 a dit…

I like that path, and what a perfect photo to symbolize this whole learning photography journey/obsession! You're reading a wonderful book, and if you've had a chance to look at the 12 lessons tutorials at 2peas, you'll be well on your way. Welcome to POTD.

tntutter a dit…

The path photo makes me want to come to Germany :) Nice photos.

Susan a dit…

Am I dating myself if I know what a Smurf is? ha ha (My kids would have no idea =) I love the kitty, even if he's blue!

Mandy a dit…

Raw will be your friend...believe me. I am awful with white balance. That is one of my goals for 2009! To finally get it.

Love the pathway though. It looks so peaceful.