Saturday, June 16, 2012

Camera Play

Montague Book Mill

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:

Lady Killigrew Fishbowl

And a "nostalgic" effect:

Lady Killigrew Nostalgic

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:

Sunglasses Miniaturized

Book Mill Miniaturized_1

Book Mill Miniaturized_2

The Book Mill is such an interesting place; I could have taken pictures there all day ...

Book Mill Nostalgic_1

Book Mill Nostalgic_2

Book Mill Nostalgic_3

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.

Knitting and Iced Tea at the Lady Killigrew

Streusel Bound Off at the Lady Killigrew

Of course, one of the first subjects I tested my new camera on was Snickers:

Summer 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.


adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

beautiful photos.

M. J. said...

Congrats on the new camera. You're going to love it, I'm sure.

Fleur said...

Really nice, the 'miniature' mode makes things really look like they are part of a tiny doll house! Now I must see if that mode is on my camera as well!

savannahchik said...

so have i missed what exactly you're almost ready to release? i'm dying to know! the lacy edge sure does look pretty...

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Nice pictures!
Miniature seems to be like "tilt-shift" which I read about on wikipedia. I've also seen it used to imitate depth of field play, for those of us without SLR's with huge apertures. What kind of camera did you get?

Pooch said...

What an inviting place to spend part of the day. Wonderful pix!


KPiep said...

Looks like a fabulous place!