Pink and green

It’s been a while since I made jewelry, but yesterday and today I got a chance to make some earrings. Like this pair.

Here’s another view.

And then another pair with the hot pink shades.

And yet another view.

They aren’t the best shots as I was too lazy to get my close-up filters out. But in a pinch they worked fine.

However, I have been reading some books on photography so this week I am trying out Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes instead of my typical fully Manual Mode. I played with auto-exposure values too.

So I just had to try out my Aperture-Priority mode on the salad I made today.

Man, food just looks so much better in natural light! (Even shady light coming through the window, like these pictures all were taken in.) I made a salad with lettuce, celery, carrots, red cabbage, yellow pepper, blue cheese, eggs, and sour cream with some lemon juice.

(The picture above was pretty much straight out of the camera: ISO 400, focal length 48 mm, f5.0 at 1/60 sec. Unfortunately I can’t remember if I went +.5 EV or not for this particular picture. If you don’t understand any of that, it’s ok. Just humor me. I’m a geek.)

After tossing, the nice green colors showed up.

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Much better quality than those food pictures I take under our lovely florescent lights!

I used the Aperture Priority to set a smaller f-stop so that more of the food was in focus. Usually I use Manual but Aperture Priority is a whole lot easier.

So now not only do I get to enjoy a delicious salad, but I also get to enjoy a delicious picture!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — and teaches leadership skills at

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