backyard beauty.

I wrote this on Facebook this evening: 

"It's 71º, a small family of deer just came prancing into the yard, Loulou is sitting on the porch with me at my feet and a hummingbird is buzzing among the leaves of a bright red maple tree. Really can't be sad that I'm done with my trip when this is what I get to come home to."

As I sat there observing this scene, it dawned on me that my camera was mere steps away in the house, so I grabbed it and took a few shots to capture the scene (and practice being more diligent about always shooting).

double exposure.

Did you know that you can achieve a double exposure in-camera with some of the newer fancy DSLRs? I didn't…but I do now. 

Following my recent [temporary] move to Oregon, I've been able to enjoy the use of a camera far more advanced than the one I came up here with. Tonight, while taking some shots of the deer in the backyard (yes…deer freely and frequently roam the yard) , I was curious to try out the double exposure function I'd discovered in my efforts to learn this new camera.

What resulted was a fluke, but a great one, so I thought I'd share it with you here. I can't wait to keep playing around with it and master this new technique!