I am having all sorts of fun with my new camera.
Playing with ISO….
Here is my basic knowledge….the darker the room and less natural light, the more ISO you want. The above was taken on ISO 400. Too dark.
Now this is the same picture but with an ISO of 6400.
Okay, one more try but with the ISO of 1600.
See the difference?
Fun fact about me. I used to be really into print photography. I took classes throughout high school and absolutely loved the art. I wasn’t half bad either but I lost all of my knowledge and skills after not using them for 8 or 9 years. I would really like to take another class at some point to brush up.
I am so happy that Toly and I decided to exchange presents early. We usually wait until Christmas eve but we both pretty much knew what we got each other and couldn’t wait any longer. We’re awful at keeping surprises.
By the way, in case you were wondering…..
I got him the Kindle Fire and it’s awesome!
I’m finding myself turning more and more to hot oats in the cold mornings. It usually happens around this time of year. Although I still adore my cereal or fruit and yogurt combos, sometimes you need a stick to your ribs breakfast in the winter months.
Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats- 1/4 C Steel Cut Oats - 1/4 C Almond Milk, unsweetened - 1/4 C Water 1/2 Banana (mashed) 1 tsp. chia Stir in at end: 2 T Pumpkin 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice On top: 1/2 banana 1 tsp sunflowerseed butter 1 tsp pumpkin butter 2 T pumpkin granola
Lunch was pretty glorious as well.
I was feeling eggs so eggs is just what I had. I lightly toasted a slice of Dakota, added a layer of edamame hummus, spinach and topped it with a soft scrambled egg and egg white and a touch of goat cheese.
Roasted brussels sprouts and grapes to complete the meal.
Quite a delicious and satisfying lunch.
The rest of the workday wasn’t so bad. I had some meetings and a few things to get done in the office and that was that. The rest of the week will be a little busier and a little more running around so I savored my low key office day.
I had planned on making a large salad with roasted squash until I pulled out the pre-cut butternut just to find it was slimy. No go on that idea.
Salad take two….
- Homemade citrus dressing- Splash of OJ, Pom juice, grapefruit juice, balsamic, agave
I still wanted the squash but settled for a massive sweet potato instead.
Eaten by candle light and with a side of Adele.
A perfect way to unwind for a Monday.
Fun Question: Name the top three actors/singers/athletes that you find the most attractive – Mine (in no particular order) Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Chase Utley. Not really sure why I was thinking about this today but it came to my mind and I felt it worth sharing.