Monday, March 28, 2011

Roberti earrings

spiral bracelet

Spiral bracelet. Core is gold 6mm and around are 3 purple 6mm. Embellished with picot of pink crystal, small gold, pink crystal using back stitch, Also embellished with white crystal and gold bead

Хор Турецкого - Кошерное попурри

Saturday, March 26, 2011

light and shadows

more Jaffo with manual

shots of Jaffo

Learning to use manual on camera

I have a Nikon D50 my son gave to me. It takes beautiful pictures but I wanted to know how to use the manual as that is apparently the best way to handle light a nd get good shadows. So yesterday I was up at 4:30am and drove to Jaffo where my class was meeting by the famous clock with eli, our teacher who is a professional newspaper photographer. Most of us didn't know anymore than I did so I felt pretty good after awhile. Eli showed me quickly where the manual was and how to find the famous 0. I think my camera is hard to use as the same screw works for both getting the number 60 and the 0. what we were doing was taking photos in the "magic" hour when the sky and the ground get the same light. The sun hadn't woken up yet and it was also raining which helped to prolong the magic hour. First we shot towards the east and then as the light came up turned south and west. Then we proceeded up and down hill finally reaching the port with the fishing boats. After that we started back an d I got a few good shots showing light and shade and finally walked back to our starting point. We learned to check the light source using our hand as a focus for the light. when we could get the 0 on our camera focusing on our hand or at some points (in the rain and shade) on the ground, then we were set to photograph.

cucumber salad

Sauce for cucumbets:
6 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
---------Cook until sugar dissolves. Add to cucumbers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brownies (my own)

3 sqs unsweetened choc
100 gr bittersweet choc
1 tbsp cocoa
150 grams butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
melt chocolates and butter. beat eggs, add sugar. then add choc mixture and then rest 350 overn in 13x9" pan for about 20-25 minutes. don't overbake.