Friday, March 06, 2009

Doing what Sandra told me to do.....

I can't drive till later today and the sun was shining, so I took my woozy self for a walk to the village. A trifle too far I admit. I had my leki pole with me, and I stopped in the village for a coffee, but even so, I was stupid. I know. I am supposed to rest. I know that too. And I am. Now. So you can all stop yelling. Thanks.

I took my camera with me this time, because Sandra told us to try playing with the colour modes on our cameras, and I actually sat and worked out that HEY, I have colour mode options!! Seven of them! Standard, warm, cool, vivid, b/w, sepia and natural. So I wanted to play. I took these using the sepia mode, and I have not played with the images yet. Just as they are from the camera.


It makes the village look all old and quaint, doesn't it!

See... I told you I stopped for a coffee. I also had a home-made fruit scone, but I ate that before I got the camera out. Trust me. It was good.

This is my fovourite little coffee shop in the village. Dawn the owner, is from SA too, and we have had many a long and hilarious chat.

So there you are. I have a photo of my kitchen in all the diferent modes, and one I just love is the "warm" mode. I am going to play some more with them. Who knew there were so many options..... and yes, I know I printed off 52 pages of instructions, I just haven't read them yet.
But for now, the couch is calling. I may of course take a series of wonderfully interesting photos of the footstool in different modes while I am there. Hooray for digital cameras!

9 comments:

Sandra said...

Linds I'm so glad you got to play with the different colors. I LOVE having that feature on my camera and I absolutely LOVE the look of the Sepia photos.

It gives them that vintage look doesn't it?

Hugs and take it easy, get some rest.
Sandra

lakeviewer said...

I just learned something I didn't even know I could do. Thanks. How are you feeling? Are you getting enough rest?

Vee said...

Your pictures are so nice that I won't even yell. Now I must go see what I can see with my camera. I usually make my pictures sepia toned in a separate program. I'd love to see your warm kitchen again. I remember a year ago last Christmas and Diana came home to that warm kitchen. I've not forgotten it.

Vee said...

when Diana...oh, sigh, it's hopeless...

Midlife Mom said...

Great pictures! I have never tried any of the settings on my camera so must do so. It did give your village a really vintage and quaint look. What fun! So you took a video of the wormy thing? When are we going to see it? I don't really understand what the procedure is, is it a real worm????I must have missed that post. Take care of yourself and don't overdo again!!! Hope you have a nice weekend! xoxox

Susan said...

What fun. I've always like the Septa tone and also black & white.
Susan

Dawn said...

Somehow my screen saver became all of the pictures in my computer. They keep rolling over in different ways, and sometimes they're black and white - the mountain shots look especially striking in black and white. I'll have to check and see if my camera has such a mode - I'm terrible at reading directions!

Lovely pictures, the scone sounds wonderful, the coffee shop owner must be a special person with that name!

Have a wonderful week-end!

Morning Glory said...

I just HAVE to visit your village some day!

Needled Mom said...

I have accidentally slipped my camera into those color modes way too many times. The pictures that you took are great and it does make the village look quaint.

Hope the leg does better over the weekend. Take better care of yourself, Linds. Don't push so hard.