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July 12, 2008

I’m improving some skills

Filed under: Uncategorized — by rlaughlin @ 7:10 pm

Last night I learned how to play Amazing Grace on a guitar.  One string at a time but anyone listening could pick up on what song it was.  Assuming they’d heard the song before, which I think everyone has heard the song, then again, maybe not…let’s put it this way, I learned to play the song.  My index finger pad (is the the proper term???) still tingles from pressing the string so hard, I wonder how long that lasts? 

Noah wants to take guitar lessons and I might arrange them after football season.  Who knows, maybe I’ll learn with him.  I’ve always wanted to try to learn to play but never did…who knows…

Yesterday afternoon I wanted to take some pictures and decided to work on focusing.  Funny, eh?  While learning to focus on positive things in my life, my recovery and spirituality, I worked on focusing with a camera. 

I had been trying to learn how to focus on something far away or up close while keeping everything else out of focus.  I never took the time to learn but yesterday I did, and I think I did an okay job;

I couldn’t do this before b/c the camera would put everything into focus.  Taking it off auto focus I was able to put the berries into focus and the leaf in front of me out of focus.
Another challenge was to get the focus on something up close, again manual focus let me do this.  Now… is that poison ivy??? 


  1. Nice! You always were a great photographer. I’m looking at getting a Nikon D60…do you know anything about those?

    Comment by April — July 14, 2008 @ 3:24 pm |Reply

  2. I don’t know very much about Nikons but here’s someone who uses a Nikon for her photos http://www.durhamtownship.com/about.html she takes great pictures! I’m a Canon Rebel user 🙂

    Comment by rlaughlin — July 15, 2008 @ 6:02 pm |Reply

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