Saturday, June 16, 2012
This afternoon I took my knitting up to the Lady Killigrew Cafe at the Book Mill in Montague, where I finished knitting the sample for my next pattern. I also played around with my new camera while I was there. It has lots of fun settings, like a fishbowl effect:
And a "nostalgic" effect:
And something called "miniature" effect, which blurs everything except one band of the image, supposedly making it look tiny. Not sure I really see that happening, but I like the results anyway:
The Book Mill is such an interesting place; I could have taken pictures there all day ...
But I restrained myself and stayed focused on task. I bound off the pattern sample while I was there and now it's on the blocking wires. Hope to have it ready to release in the next week or so.
Of course, one of the first subjects I tested my new camera on was Snickers:
My old camera was a workhorse that I got many years of use from, but the sensor or something is going. Nearly all the photos I took at Squam were blurry. Wish I had realized that was happening before I left, but c'est la vie!
Anyway, lots of people took fantastic photos at Squam. You can see them in the Squam Art Workshops June 2012 Flickr group.