Spring Is Coming!ūüíÉTime to Learn Photography! ūüď∑

Date of Visit: August 31 2014

“This August has been the wettest and coldest month on record since 1998. ¬†The average¬†temperature is¬†9C (where historically it has been¬†17C)…” ,rattled this off the news I watched last night. ūüėé

Today being the last day of winter and the first time in a long while I see the¬†sun¬†poking out from behind the clouds, I went to Royal Botanical Gardens to do my photography assignment. ¬†Yes, I’ve finally decided to learn photography! ¬†3 hours per Saturday for 5 weeks.¬†¬† I’ve been editing too many crappy pictures from my summer trip –¬†extremely¬†disappointing – ¬†that I¬†reckon I should learn the technical aspects of handling a camera – pronto!

Being a sunny Sunday, there were a lot people armed with huge cameras blasting away. ¬†Weighing in with my¬†share… tulips, tulips and more tulips…

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Grr… is it my camera or my photography skills? ¬†I’m trying to capture the birds, by the way.

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One of our assignment was to bracket the pictures to see the different exposures… Still playing around with my camera and discovering the many hidden functions it has! ¬†Thrills!

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Well, let’s see if my photography skills improves! ¬†Meanwhile a toppled tree which I find very artistic -which also reminds me of the upside-down tree in our old architecture faculty building in¬†uni… ¬†Meanwhile, my instagrams¬†ain’t look too shabby¬†– check me out here!

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Dracaena from Canary Islands. It produces resin for violin varnish. This tree is over 100 year old!