March 8, 2014

I think I finally got the feel for messing with the camera’s settings for shutter speed, and balancing out the ISO. It’s extremely helpful that my camera lets me know when I’m making errors with the two, as the view screen shows that my world is either darkening or lightening. Somehow I set a small window for the shutter speed (or was that the F-stops?) and I need to eliminate that narrow window.

The 13YO had a day and a half of softball games so I went to work on trying to get some action shots of the girls.  When I set the Sports/Action setting on the camera I kept getting a lot of blurred images. I had thought that the camera would capture the action within motion, but it seemed that it was getting more motion than action. I’m not sure if that makes any sense. But once I went to the manual mode and set a higher shutter speed I started to get less of that.  So I’ve learned something there.

Out of all the shots today that took, I really like this one. It reminds me that Spring is nearly here (HURRY UP ALREADY!) and that means more ball playing.

The net that saves you from getting a ball to the face.

Day 58, a bit behind.

January 26, 2014

My daughter’s softball practice afforded me the opportunity to put the Sports setting on my camera to the test.

Somebody flunked the test. It was probably me.

I don’t understand why, but most of the shots that I took using that setting were blurred. Granted, I did get a cool shot of a ball coming toward my daughter (it was a tennis ball–normally I’m not so nonchalant about objects being thrown at her), but overall I wasn’t impressed. I’ll need to work with it more.

Day 26, blurred.

INCOMING!

INCOMING!

I'm suddenly reminded of the dance sequence in A Knight's Tale

I’m suddenly reminded of the dance sequence in A Knight’s Tale

My lovely little softball player.

My lovely little softball player.