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Camera Clicks- Pull Up A Seat Challenge

I’ve been visiting this cemetery trying to get some foggy pictures, but I am either to early or in a hurry and I love the trees here.

#pullupaseat

Camera Clicks: Trees

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Camera Clicks: Trees

So I saw this idea on another blog. It’s funny but I am apparently obcessed with (or drawn to) trees. I am always looking at and thinking of them; I have taken a slew of pictures of them.

Tell me which are your favorites…

Camera Clicks – Lunar Eclipse Jan 21, 2019

Morning Everyone!

So I’ve been a bit obcessed with the moon. I took some practice shots on the 20th. I certainly should’ve practiced a bit more with the Tri-pod. LOL 

So the first thing i learned is I need a dang flashlight! Second, i learned its just not as easy as i thought it would be.  I know, how hard is it to press a button? 

Well there I was, standing in the moonlight in my backyard, fumbling to attach the camera to the Tri-pod. Then trying to position the camera was just comical. There’s 2 different knobs and the Tri-pod wasn’t taller than me and i wear glasses!

So again, no flashlight mind you, i got the camera attached but was having a hard time stooped over trying to look up through the camera (wasn’t using the  Live View because it obscured my view of all the black knobs!) to get the moon in view. 

Ok, so i had the settings dialed in, got it attached and have the moon in view…Then i try using the remote to take the picture…bluetooth issues. So i go back in the house because its 27 degrees! I think i get it figured out, click, nope not working! So to this i figureout, it was taking a bit longer for the connection to happen,  i guess i needed more patience LOL! Then the battery on the camera was nearly drained so i had to wait for it to charge, yep i need a back up next time.

To add to my frustration, everytime i went outside my big 100lb dog thought it was play time and barreled outside everytime i went out. He’s a bull in a china shop, mowed me over and sideswiped me EVERY dang time and narrowly missed the Tri-pod with the camera attached!

Finally at 115am i said to hell with the tripod and went out front of my house and used my car to take a few more pictures. I had a few issues with the camera going in and out of focus which resulted in a black photo, still haven’t figured out what i did there. I’ll keep practicing!

Last Adventure of 2018 – All good things come to an End.

Last Adventure of 2018

     So where did I leave off? Crochet, pictures, snow and craft beer… Well I did finish the baby blankie and for the record I took over 900 pictures while in Michigan. So let me tell you about the Big crescendo of our trip, a concert! Not any concert…I’ll just cut to the chase…BOB SEGER!

     This concert took place in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena, what a great time! Bob Seger totally ROCKED the house AND he is 73 frickin years old!!! Can you imagine? He played for over 2 hours with 2 Encores!

     Before we went to the concert we went to the BOB which stands for the Big Old Building, just an incredible place! Now, After the concert, we walked to (what is now our most favorite place) Founders Craft Brewery. Let me pause here and say, these are my opinions and NO ONE has asked for or paid me to say these things. Now back to the FUN…

     If you EVER get a chance to visit Grand Rapids, DO NOT pass up the opportunity you will have a fantastic time. It is a College town (which happens to be the rival of our favorite Michigan team) so there are lots of Craft Breweries, Pub grub and Restaurants to enjoy.

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     So we end up at Founders after the concert. I am not a big beer fan but I do like dark beer (think Guinness) or Hard Cider especially if it has nitro. So our very nice waiter suggested (on our first trip there LOL) one called “Rubaeus” which is a raspberry ale. Side note on the Ales with and without Nitro, to me, if it has Nitro its not as heavy. 

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     Also, there is a place called Hop Cat and they have French fries called “Crack Fries” (that name might be changed, because SOMEONE got offended…), Dear God, do not pass these up and for heavens sake do not order anything else except a beer. Crazy Good Stuff!

     As always we had such a good time and I hope that we get to go back in the winter, I rather enjoyed the snow, even if I had to wear 8 layers!

Happy 2019!

Camera Clicks – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue and Yellow

The first thing I thought of was this guy, he’s been part of our family for a very long time. He is a bit worse for the wear but Go Blue!dsc_02461304163153.jpg

While out using my big lens, lol not sure of the technical term (if there is one) for it yet, and took these; I can’t decide which I like better. Which do you like?