Monday, December 21, 2009

Up My Sleeve

I have been eating my weight in clementines.

Over the weekend, I learned a fancy new trick from the resident pro.


It's called "make one thing blurry while another thing is in focus".


Or something technical like that. I forget the exact wording.

I'm hoping I'll be able to recreate the technique when duty calls. I think it might come in handy.

Like when I want to show you another member of the Homely Casserole family but I don't have the wherewithal to clean off the counter.

Focus/Blur.

Or when I want to show you my Valentine's Day decorations but my Christmas tree is still up.

Focus/Blur.

I almost feel like a magician. I'm like David Copperfield, minus the sinister gaze and the bad hair and the dark soul.

16 comments:

  1. That's a camera trick I desperately need to learn...

    We're going through 2 cases of clementines a week over here!

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  2. I love clementines myself...the pics are cool!

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  3. Does your magic work for wrinkles on my face too? If so, i need to learn that. asap! Clementines..yum yum

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  4. "focus-blur" is fine by me. aperture...f stops...values.

    POINT and CLICK for dummies is my "bible" -- so just kidding! your photos are awesome!!!

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  5. "Make One Thing Blurry While Another Thing Is In Focus" is my very favorite trick. And I'm pretty sure that is the proper name for said trick. Good for you for eating fruit. I am eating my weight in cream cheese and butter.

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  6. ah yes, aperture...it's a good and fun thing :) and clementines are a very good thing! you go girl.

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  7. I think it's called "Bokah" but I could be wrong.

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  8. I need to go get some clementines... oranges, tangerines, etc are just some of the things that I immediately thank God for when I am eating them... YUM!

    Merry Chrismas!
    Michelle

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  9. Oooo I just bought a little crate of clementines today at the grocery store. We love having oranges under our Christmas tree!

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  10. Oh, I want to focus blur too! I don't think I can do it without a fancy schmancy camera though? Will you ask the guru if that's right?

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  11. I hear ya on the clementines...I'm such a pro now, I can peel them IN ONE PEEL. Yeah. I know. Awesome. I love the focus/blur thing...hard to do w/ the point & shoot but possible (see my cookies...a little)...HOWEVER, my hubby has promised me a DSLR once I grad. college. YAY for degrees! Yay for fun cameras!

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  12. I am loving clementines this year too. . .I'm on my 3rd box already! I guess there could be worse things. Have fun with your camera!

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  13. So how's it done? You gotta give us girls a tutorial!

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  14. selective focus, shooting with wide apertures;)

    you know, if your hubs doesn't want to, i could so do a guest tutorial for you, you rockin blogster you!

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  15. You make me laugh with every post you have...I love the Valentine's day with Christmas tree comment up!!! And wow...I definitely need to learn that technique too because I would love it for the same reasons!!!

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  16. This is post is way over my Casio Exilim head.

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