Thursday, July 5, 2012

Antiquing With New Found Vigor

I don't like shopping...for clothes, groceries, little thingies...whatever! Most of all, I don't, didn't like antiquing.
 But I do now!!!
I have one girlfriend who loves to shop. To her, it's an art form, a hobby, a lifestyle. Shopping for antiques actually gives her goose bumps, even in this heat. She gets so excited???
I go, but never buy and very little interests me.  I can breeze thru an antique store in a few minutes.  I occasionally look at items that remind me that I too, am an antique...from "that" time when these items were actually used.
Also, my house is "very" southwest and rarely do they have items that fit my style, in the KC area.
She calls... Sure I'll go. It's hot, what else do I have to do today?
On a whim, grabbed my camera. 
OMG...I found a cornucopia!!!
She ended up having to wait on me.  I was all over that flippin place...snapping!!!

Forth of July Epilogue
No, I repeat, No Pictures will be posted...they were awful!
I adjusted my shutter speed, played with my iso, did everything I was supposed to do...but forgot one little thing...zoom.  The pictures look like they were taken somewhere over the Topeka skyline...from KC.


TravelBug-Susan said...

Love it. What a great way to go antiquing. Thanks for sharing your "finds."

My camera goes with me everywhere, except when I forget. Inevitably, some once-in-a-lifetime shot presents itself camera. Arrgh!


Sandy Jorgensen said...

I don't care for shopping either but there's something different about a thrift store and your own camera! Too much fun sometimes.

Ashling said...

That's great you've found a new hobby...guess you'll need to go back often to get photos! The best part is when you find that really great deal....that piece that you not only love but also can actually afford!

Out on the prairie said...

rnWondered what settin you had for the fireworks. A tripod makes major difference if you got a lot of smear.

I enjoy looking at some treasures, I like garage sales best.

One Fly said...

Your camera picks up intense colors and very high definition.. What is it?

turquoisemoon said...

Fly, Canon Rebel 3ti. I love it!!! Now I'm on a mission to get an even better zoom lens. I bought one 55-250, enough for the zoo, but not nearly enough for elk!

Steve, Took my tripod. ISO=100, F11, and used from 8 to 20seconds. Didn't have a shutter release?? So set my shutter for 2sec, manual focus, and set it for infinity. I was so busy and it was dark and I forgot to do a little zoom...My pictures were ok, just too far away. :(

Ashling, Actually, I'm going to another antique area tomorrow. They have a huge one on first friday weekends.

Sandy, UCK!to really shopping, especially at a mall. I can handle thrift stores...they have character.

Susan, I'm thinkin I'm going to be tied to the hip with my camera from now on. I've already missed some good/fun shots.

Jane said...

Well the two you've shown us are great :) I can totally understand your friend's enthusiasm - I get goosebumps too and can hardly get in the building fast enough once I pull into the parking lot, lol!! It's also a great place to take pics :)

turquoisemoon said...

Jane, I can hardly wait now! Just call me a convert! I plan on being there when the doors open... :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Had to laugh at your recognizing some antiques as things we once used daily. I can relate.
Loved your shots. Better to take pictures of them than to buy them----or did you do both?

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, I did find a purse for $4. I must post a pic of my find!!! My music (R&R) is now the "oldies"...huh???

NitWit1 said...

I loved it. Because I have a Canon A1000 Point and Shot that as a bundle of excellent features in my personal SUV, I am rarely without something to catch a shot.

However, my Nikon would be preferable, just too expensive to leave in car on daily basis.

The photos on my blog today are taken with the Canon. The blue motorcycle I had seen several days before and I longer for a shot of the long white fence but never found a subject to make it an interesting shot. Even though I used the Canon I did get a shot and there is another angle, if the 'cycle does not sell. I have two opportunities next week going by the same place.

Would be interested in what you find in a longer zoom. I am looking at 300-500 zooms but most have limited features and price is pretty scary. A 2x expander would be an economical idea but not recommended for Nikons, because the manner in which Nikon Lens are built.

The main thing is to have fun.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a great idea for photography subjects -- endless variety!

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, Oooh it's just like I said...a cornucopia!!! and always something new...oops..old!

NitWit, I only take my Rebel, if it's going to be with me! Sure can't leave it in the car with temperatures in triple digits. I have an older canon, with some gadgets I can use. I'm looking for 300-500...and you're right about the scary pricing. I must check into the 2x expander idea???

Bohemian said...

LOL... only because I can relate to you both... I Love to Shop AND to capture the Images through the eye of my lens. I have always enjoyed Photography, but once I entered the Land of Blog it became a newfound Passion that I could Share and perfect as I learned more about the Art Form! It really opens up one's eyes at the World around us doesn't it?

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

turquoisemoon said...

Dawn, It sure does! Thanks for visiting...