Monday, April 13, 2009

April Showers Bring May Flowers

This girl is more than ready to be done with the dreary days we've been experiencing lately! I do so much better with sun...so be gone showers! I only like you when you bring thunder and lightning, and I really love you when you bring it during school. : )

In the couple minutes of no rain today, I managed to pull out the camera and snap some pics of our tulips and daffodils {my mom's favorite!}. They are nearing the end of their prime in our neck of the woods!

I am desperately trying to learn a thing or two about aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. I swear, at this rate, learning my camera will take years. The pioneer woman's blog has been a godsend and a wealth of information for my beginner self. If you haven't seen her blog, get your little booty over there now. She's an amazing cook, home schooling momma, wife, photographer, etc. Basically she does it all, and offers up amazing advice with simple explanations and lots of humor. She is fabulous! Additionally, she offers up FREE photoshop actions to make your pictures look pretty darn near perfect!

My plan was to go on a little town adventure but of course, the rain put a damper on that idea! David and I did get to snap a couple pictures in this city garden before the rain and wind picked up again. It looks awesome in summer and I can't wait to get out there and experience with the colors and flowers! Hopefully by then I will have learned a little bit more!

xoxo

12 comments:

Chelsea said...

Lovely flowers. I am insanely jealous of that bike-- is it yours?? I have been on the hunt for the perfect bike and that is it... I haven't had much luck finding it in my area however. :(

Nikki said...

Your tulips are beautiful!

Lynett said...

Joi- you;re kicking but with you camera. Great pics of the flower and I absolutely adore the last picture of the bike. It looks very 50's inspired....

mrs.leah.maria said...

Ooh this post does my heart so well! I can't wait until there are things growing in MN!

Suzie said...

Joi! I absolutely love all of your photographs!!!!!! Amazing!

julie said...

Your photos are great! Those flowers make me wish the weather would straighten up!

Joi said...

Thanks girls!

Chelsea-The bike is just an addition to our small town park! It's pretty cute! : )

Jesse said...

I keep up with the pioneer womans photography tips too! It really is fab! Your pics are great, I just love tulips! Love the editing with the bike pics!

Emily said...

I love the pioneer woman! Her tips are great and her posts are so much fun to read!

Cara said...

I love the flower pictures...the daffodils are so pretty!

Libbi said...

Girl, you are great with your camera. I am so frustrated...I feel like I can't understand ANY of it. Thanks for pointing out Pioneer Woman. I now understand a little more than I did before! Your pictures are amazing...great job!

ezza said...

your "getting to know" your camera and learning DOF look pretty darn good to me!! love the pics

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