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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cat Nap ...

I woke up worrying about my Project 366 this morning. I was wondering if I was going to be able to make the right picture to post on my blog today, or not? Project 366 has only just started, and it's quite a time consuming challenge!
It's been a very gloomy day today, and the light inside the house was very poor, so I stepped outside on my patio to see if anything interesting was happening there. I played with my camera a little, took various shots of dewdrops and some fresh green buds that seem to be appearing everywhere, then came inside to start dinner. I kind of liked my freshly cut veggies on my cutting board, and tried to make an artsy composition with that as well.
My tripod was still in the living room, and while my hubs and the cat were taking a nap after dinner, I experimented with a longer shutter speed and a higher ISO to get a properly exposed photo. I moved the tripod closer and closer to the cat, and did a photo shoot with her as well.

So here we are, at four in the afternoon, not knowing which photo to choose today!



Okay, ... so how about this one then? It's not the most artistic one I took today, but it's a photo I could not have made a couple of months ago. My photo skills have definitely improved since I have been taking class. I'm hoping to develop them even more by playing with that camera as much as I can for my Project 366!

Date: 10/01/2012 13:12
Model: Canon EOS D40
ISO: 800
Exposure time: 0.800 sec
Aperture: 11
Exposure Bias: - 0.00 EV
Focal Length: 44.0 mm
Metering Mode: matrix
Flash Used: no
Exposure: manual
Exposure mode: manual
White balance: auto

8 comments:

Paz said...

Adorable! I love the subject of your photo! I love how you've captured both of them in their own space. And they look so cute sleeping. ;-) Where can I find out about project 366? Perhaps, I can join in on the fun (although busy, I'd like to make time for it). I would like to take a photography class, too. Perhaps, it will happen this year. Happy New Year! Best wishes to you!

LceeL said...

Jientje. I hate to tell you this - but your cat is bald.

xoxoxox

Tara R. said...

That's a great photo. Makes me want to take a nap too.

Loree said...

It's a lovely photo. All your photos look artistic to me Jientje.

stacy: the aunt with gum said...

Nicely done! And love the sepia tone.

Carletta said...

Yes, the sepia is wonderful!
I like that you caught each of them asleep. You hubby seems to be like mine - able to sleep anywhere. :)

Linda Higgins said...

I think that was the perrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect photo op for you. Both taking cat naps! I love it! I think I need to take a class and learn all about my camera that I have had for 2 years!

fotorantje said...

een heel geslaagde foto! en zo gezellig, ik zou er bij willen gaan zetten

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