The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Always Check Your Settings

I don't know what this is but I bet it was even nicer looking in the earlier stages of life.

Here is a good example of when you have the white balance adjust incorrectly.  
The first photo is with my little Canon point & shoot. 

These next two are with my Nikon DSLR with the white balance maladjusted.

This is one of the larger shelf fungi I have come across.


  1. If you hadn't tooled us the secret I wouldn't have noticed.

  2. still looks good to my old, tired eyes. :)

  3. The fungis look like small tables to put a glass on while having a reception or so :)

  4. Those leaves were just a boring green before; that purple is really wild. In Adobe Lightroom, you can adjust the white balance with a slider to get it just where you want it.

  5. Lovely fungi shots John...
    I will have to check but I think your "shelf" fungi is what we call "bracket" over here.
    Point and Shoot cameras and even smart phones are all you need when out and about these days.

  6. I have been guilty of having my flash on the wrong setting too.

  7. Wonderful natures shots. It's amazing what you can find if you really stop and look.

  8. Interesting shots - so many button and dials these days - often get things wrong!

    One of the user setting on my Nikon lets you control a whole lot of settings in one go - it's a really good feature.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: I will take too cold over too hot any day!

  9. It makes me sooo mad when I discover I've forgotten to check my camera settings!

  10. The white balance is the one thing I am always messing with. Most of the time I like it set on "shade" if I'm photographing plants, even on a sunny day. It lends a warmer tone. Auto or sun setting seems to make things too "blue" to me.


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