Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pictures to Share

I have three pictures I want to share.  The first is a picture that I've added to the PhotographThis! Pool on flickr.  Kitty told me about the group and suggested it would be a way to stretch my photography.  The current theme of this challenge is chair/bench so I took a picture of the stocks.  This was literally taken as I was on the school run with my daughter.  It is the newly built stocks in the village.  I think the old ones had rotted away and although they aren't used now (thank goodness!) they would have been used in medieval times as a form of torture, public humiliation and corporal punishment.  More info HERE is you are interested.  I used Gimp to age the picture in an attempt to make it look more oldy-worldy.

Stocks in Village

Next is this delicious mocha coffee that my lovely DH bought me on Sunday.  I think everyone was getting hearts on their drinks, but I like to think he asked for it especially for me :o)  It's not often that we get a chance to go for coffee as two adults (sans enfants) so it was extra special.



Lastly I had to share this fab picture I caught of the moon.  For those of you intrested in the technical side.  I used a manual setting aperture f/11.0, shutter 1/200 sec and a 200mm focal length at iso 200. (following the Moon f/11 rule)  I was "over the moon" with how well this came out!!



Until next time...

16 comments:

colourdujour said...

amazing photo of the moon!
the stocks are used for?....

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

What a fabulous photo of the moon! Way to go!

Ali Honey said...

3 great photos!

Terry said...

Love the moon photo!! :0)

Marls said...

Love those photos especially the moon. I'm with you though on the Mocha!!

Needled Mom said...

Great photos.

YankeeQuilter said...

Those are some really fun photos...your DH must be really patient - mine would have fallen off his chair laughing if I took out my camera to photograph my coffee...he just doesn't understand!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jane! That moon picture is awesome! Everytime I try to take a pic of the moon, it's a little spec. I can't believe you got that with just a 200 mm lens. Fantastic!

jovaliquilts said...

It's really a terrific photo of the moon, but I like the coffee, too.

Kitty said...

Yet more stunning photos Jane - I especially love the one of the moon. I didn't know that about the f stop so will remember next time I have the chance at an attempt.

Thanks for advertising the group - let's hope we get some more members. It's kind of fun.

x

Kitty said...

PS ... Was the moon shot hand held or did you use a tripod?

I'm determined to get a decent shot one day! x

Katherine said...

sigh... You take the most gorgeous photos, Jane. Always a treat to see what you've captured with your great eye.

Leanne said...

I'm glad the stocks are no longer used LOl. Great moon snap

maria said...

Your photography skills are great. The moon picture is stunning.

Clare Wassermann said...

what an amazing moon.

Gretchen said...

Wow!! The moon photo is unbelievable! I am in awe and feel like howling now for some reason lol!