Princess had a week off from riding, but is anxious to get back to it this weekend. LK continues to collect parts (it's a slow process) to build the Harley.
As for me, let's take a look at my goals.
Goal 1: Learn how to use my camera.
Well, after last week's photography class, I did a lot of soul searching and class analyzing. I decided to drop the class, as it just isn't working for me. He taught us a bit about ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance and said the best way to learn is to play with it. Next we're heading into composition. Well, I think my composition is already pretty darn good (if I do say so myself). One very important thing I did learn from the class was this. Photography, my photography, is all about me. I have to like it. If others do, great! If not, oh well!
Still, I know I'm not done learning and I want to understand ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance better. Thanks to Cate, I found a helpful blog, Life With My 3 Boybarians who is a photographer and has an awesome series -- 31 Days to a Better Photograph.
I will still go out one night a week and work on my photography. This past week I spent a few hours in our local library's quiet lounge room. There was a crackling fire in the fireplace and cozy chairs. I read through 4 or 5 days of posts, underlined, took notes, and played a little with my camera. And it was awesome! I feel like I learned a lot, too!
I'm also beginning to understand editing a little more. Here is one photo edited different ways. The photo was taken in MANUAL mode. My new favorite mode. Who knew?! Manual mode used to scare the crap out of me.
Which one do you like best?
Goal 2: Learn to sew.
I've gotten some books from the library and plan to start making gift bags soon. I'm really excited about that!
Goal 3: Do the Slow Burn/Slow Lift (or whatever you want to call it) workout.
Yes folks, I got back to the gym this week. I was limited to an upper body workout, but I did quite the workout and was rather sore for a few days.
I hope you all are accomplishing some goals, too!