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Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.



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~~ White October ~~

Posted by Ania On Thursday, October 21, 2010

I think I read in BT that it hasn’t been this early snow since 1975 or something like that. Sure, the forecast did warn about snow incoming on Weds, but in my brain that didn’t really compute; it’s too early! :p

Nevertheless. When the view outside your window looks like this:

DSC_5916Then it’s definitely time to do this:

DSC_5886And when your kiddo in addition is at home because he’s sick, then you definitely bake this:

DSC_5908

 

A few things to note:

  • Yes, I changed the tires all on my own *flex* (you’re welcome to say how good a girl I am thankyouverymuch)
  • I’m a manual kinda gal when it comes to shooting. Yet, when leaving the camera to others, I usually put it to Aperture or Shutter-priority (if I’m worried about camera shake). This time I did Aperture-priority and look at this picture my kiddo snapped! I love it, and if I was shooting I would probably not have thought of snapping the motion of the wheels being moved like that – I’d be too worried about sharpness and stuff. Which brings me back to what I’ve been pondering and discussing with some friends earlier – are we missing out on cool possibilities because we’re too afraid to leave the thinking to the camera and rather want to go through trial&error w/manual settings? I mean c’mon – the cameras are like, smarter and better for every new generation, why should we not trust it every once in a while? When I first got my DSLR, I first shot program-mode, then moved on to aperture-mode (occasionally shutter-mode, but mainly aperture) then finally plunged into manual – and haven’t looked back. Thing is, as seen and realized here, I am too focused on doing my best to create tack-sharp and preferably bright images, rarely delving in creating images with motion, which can tell a story just as good or even better than a sharp one. I need to start include motion more in my pictures methinks. This makes me wonder if I should let go of the control-freak in me and just play and go with the flow and learn and be reminded of other perspectives from the other modes. Same thing w/focusing, I’m using single point AF but thinking I should dare test how good dynamic/auto-area AF is...but it’s like, when I mess up the focusing then at least I can go “mkay that one’s on me”, having that as a constant reminder to not slack and keep practising/upholding my skills, instead of cursing at the camera for picking the wrong focus for me….??

  • Um, this is, hands down, the BEST recipe ever on chocolate-buns! Can’t wait to do cinnamon/sugar/almonds or just plain buns w/this one!! (Found it via Ellen’s blog) I mean, I believe I’m pretty good at baking, but this one really really ….yum!

  • Aussie Scrap Source has a challenge going on and I’ve entered it – if you would like to, feel free to drop by, have a look at which layouts/cards you like and vote for the ones you think are best.

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10 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ White October ~~'

  1. Ann Hedvig Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287668943244#c1468814097784691769'> 3:49 PM

    Så effektiv du er da, både skifte hjul og bake :o)

    Er nesten så jeg tror jeg må prøve den oppskriften jeg også, men akkurat nå baker jeg brød her ;o)

    klem

     

  2. HegeAL Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287671645745#c2554474723125228647'> 4:34 PM

    Oi..var hvitt på vestlandet ja gitt. Her er det kaldt, men ingen snø enda.
    Digger forresten Loen i forrige innlegg *lol* Vi er nok ikke 19 lengre nei. MErker at 30 tallet nærmer seg farlig fort :-P

    Ha ei god helg, Ania!!
    -klem-

     

  3. Eli Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287672269149#c8925508242135979200'> 4:44 PM

    Mmm - deilig bakst :) Men BT har ikke rett; om de ikke tenker bare Bergen da. Her ute har det snødd tidliger enn dette i oktober for det husker jeg veldig godt. Det var nemlig den 19 og det var en lørdag, så det er noen år siden, og ei venninne av meg skulle gifte seg og ble LITT overrasket over det voldsomme snøfallet ;) Snø er fint det - men kunne godt ha latt vente litt på seg. Snø er fint om vinteren; og helst oppe i fjellet så man kan bestemme selv om man vil besøke den. Men sånn som vi hadde det i de første mnd i år var veldig greit. Januar ble en lys og fin mnd i forhold til hva det pleier å være :) Flinke deg som skifter dekk sjøl; hvorfor skal ikke vi damer gjøre det likså godt som en mann? Jeg har et problem; SUV-dekkene er litt tunge! Skiftet på gamlebilen men denne klarer jeg ikke. Godt man vet hvordan en telefon virker og kan få noen til å hjelpe seg ;)

    Dekkskiftebildet er skikkelig kult! Godt jobba Adrian :):)

    Klem

     

  4. Catrine Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287676108013#c2411088320437053331'> 5:48 PM

    Flinka! Her må jeg innrømme at dekkskiftet overlater jeg glatt til mannen, hehe. ;)
    Og den baksten så namnam ut!

    Her har vi ikke snø enda, men det er kaldt. Og det er visst meldt snø til kvelden/i morgen. Bilene ble heldigvis forberedt med vinterdekk i helga, snøfreseren står klar ute - så selv om den (=snøen) ikke er velkommen riktig enda, så er vi klare iallefall.

    Ha en flott torsdagskveld. *klem*

     

  5. banglamarie Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287683889952#c7166363037649376260'> 7:58 PM

    Flinking :o)

    ..det bakverket så bare supergodt ut!!

     

  6. pattyo Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287702084876#c644745336699927735'> 1:01 AM

    I am envious that you have snow already! I am a winter season person (probably not a lot of us around!). The buns look delicious. I wish there was an English translation.

     

  7. Lula Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287722186309#c1773204572719729143'> 6:36 AM

    Vi hadde lett snøfall her igår kveld, men det la seg ikke. Jeg ELSKER snø jeg da, så håper iallefall det blir hvit jul:) De bollene dine så fantastisk fristende ut! Loen under her kjenner jeg meg igjen i gitt hihi. Nå er jeg blitt litt uti 30 årene, egentlig nærmere 40 (huff!!). Du er fortsatt helt rå på å kombinere ark, slik at de passer sammen. Takk for masse inspirasjon Ania:)

    Ha en flott helg der borte på vestlandet:))

     

  8. Elisabeth Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287728096588#c6582167470529491220'> 8:14 AM

    tuddelideisann, skal si det har kommet mye snø hos dere da......jaja,så får vi håpe vi får en like flott vinter dette året som den vi hadde i fjor da...... må jo bare gjøre det beste utav det..... og baksten så jo himmelsk ut....mmmmmm nice.... ha ei fin fin helg du og dine

     

  9. Lene S Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287731069720#c1078127924860772303'> 9:04 AM

    Se der ja.... tenk at Vestlandet ble hvitt før Østlandet :) Kom snø her i går, men det er bare et lite melisdryss igjen. Nå skinner sola :) Husker da vi giftet oss...det var 1. oktober og grisekaldt! Vi tok bilder utendørs, og folka rundt måtte tine meg opp mellom hver gang vi skifta setting. Dagen etter snødde det.... ;)

    Du er jammen både kreativ, praktisk anlagt og et godt husmoremne du! Familien din er heldig!

    KLEM :)

     

  10. Ellen* Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-october.html?showComment=1287740131295#c9103741363274234981'> 11:35 AM

    Fint med snø da!;o) Men slaps er æsj!
    Og yes - bollene er gode, sant!? Jeg bakte på nytt igår, med vanilje og hakka hasselnøtter (og smør og sukker så klart!) - de ble kjempegode, de óg:o)

     

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