As you know, I love love love taking pictures. I am kind of obsessed with my Nikon D60 and my wide angle lens. I took a photography class at the community college while I was in Madison a couple years ago. And recently I bought The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby.
I thought this was a really good and helpful book. I do have my PhD in economics so I do know a thing or two about theory; however, this book isn’t a book on photography theory in the slightest. The author tries not to use confusing language and doesn’t get into too much detail about concepts.
This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. Exactly what I was looking for when I purchased my wide angle lens. This book gets you shooting better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos. I have been very pleased.
It also includes a chapter on the “Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was First Starting Out in Photography.” Very helpful.
So, I am far behind in updating you on my life adventures. Two weekends ago A and I made a trip up to Milwaukee for his cousin’s wedding. It was a quick trip–we flew in on Saturday morning (a 6am flight) and home on Sunday evening–but it was fantastic. Luckily we were upgraded to first class. Gotta love being a Delta medallion flyer. I got two runs in while I was there. An interval workout on Saturday and then my last long run before the marathon (8 miles) on Sunday.
With all of this running I got my Great Wall of China Fitbit badge! 5,500 miles!? This means I’ve officially walked the same distance as the Great Wall of China since I got my Fitbit in January 2014. Crazy, right?!
We had a great time at the wedding! It was beautifully done, and it is always wonderful to spend time with A’s family.
I got to hang out with Leo some:
And A’s mom and sister-in-law have been growing some beautiful flowers!! Look at these:
We also walked through the Milwaukee Public Market and had a really nice walk along the River Front on Sunday before we flew back to Raleigh. We like to stay busy. 🙂
It was a really nice weekend!
And I finally bought pictures from the Coconut Classic! Look at my girlies!
1 year ago: I was in Italy this time last year!
Quote of the Day:
“It’s never too late–never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” -Jane Fonda
Last week I made this Mustard Vinaigrette to use in a pasta salad and it was delicious! I will definitely be making this again!
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- black pepper
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- Whisk the white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
- Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly until thick and smooth.
- Add more pepper and salt to taste.
Courtesy of The Food Network