Monday, July 27, 2015

The Best Thing I Learned this Summer

I'm linking up with some of the most awesome SLPs I know to talk about the best thing we learned this summer. Some are linking with speech things, some are personal.
Summer is over for me, so I really had to think back over the past couple of months to come up with something.
My first thought was: July is too hot to go camping on vacation in the Outer Banks, but then I thought, "No, I already knew that." 
The best thing I learned this summer was how to use my "big girl camera". My husband gave me a Canon Rebel for my birthday, and then encouraged me to take a class to learn how to use it. I had so many different pieces of advice: Keep the camera on auto until your comfortable or take it off auto. I was pretty confused! I ended up taking a class at a local community college. It lasted for 5 weeks, and the instructor was amazing. Here are a couple  few of my favorite pictures that I snapped this summer:
Inside the Ocracoke Lighthouse
Dill from my Daddy's Garden
Balloon Plant after a rain
Wildflowers in my sister's field
A young squirrel that allowed me to get pretty close to him as he raided the bird feeder
Sunset in the Outer Banks

Want to see what things other SLPs learned this summer? Click here to be taken to SLP Runner's blog. There's a whole list of people who learned something!




8 comments:

  1. Mary, I think you have definitely learned how to use your camera - love the pictures! My Canon is 15 years old and still going strong.
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  2. Hi,

    You are doing well with your camera. Your pictures are so beautiful. :)

    Have a great school year!

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I need to learn to use my Nikon in manual mode too!

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  4. Beautiful pics, Mary! Nora got a new camera this summer, too. I am amazed that she know how to use it.

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  5. Awesome pictures! Photography is so fun!

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  6. Great photos! I don't have a "big girl camera," but have thought about getting one. Your photos are fantastic!!

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  7. Awwww I have a "big girl camera,"too, but unlike you, I really never learned how to use it!! Good for you for taking the time! Fantastic shots!!

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  8. Such awesome pictures with your new fancy camera!

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