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Selfie Saturday with Elena

Took this photo a few weeks ago, but I thought it’s good for Elena’s this week theme – “Light”.

Picture below was taken a few days ago as well as this one.

(linking up with Life-n-Reflection – Texture Twist)

My last picture was taken today while taking pictures of my new crochet creation – belt for the camera or I should say cover for the belt. I’m loving that cover! It’s so awesome I can’t believe I made that :) Seriously. With not pattern. I am not such a big thinker when it comes to stuff like that. I just do it and at the end I almost always end up with something that doesn’t work, or is too small or too big, etc. This time it works, lucky me but, gosh it was hard to put it on.

All those pictures were taken with very poor light, and with 500 ISO (the last one had 400 iso). That’s why they are so grainy. I kinda like it. I used to be so terribly afraid of big ISO. Today my ISO almost never go below 350 and I’m really happy with my pictures. I feel like I’ve discovered my style, and I feel pretty good about it.

Her Dear Friend Rabbit… and My problems with white balance

Ewelina is making new friends among her toys and teddy bears…
It’s really nice to see her doing that.
She is such a social baby ;-)

Being honest I do not like the colors of these pictures. that’s why most of them are black and white or in sepia. I’m still trying to figure out white balance on my camera.
Since I remember I’ve always been taking pictures with Manual Mode.
And since I remember I’ve never have any problems with white balance. Nikon D5000 is different. It has SO many options to choose from that it seems like the camera itself doesn’t know which option is the best sometimes. I want something different that the camera wants, and I get the feeling that it fights with me every time I want it to be my way… Grrr…

And when it seems like finally we compromised the pictures get very grainy even with 200 or 250 ISO. It makes me so angry!!! I hate using the bilt-in flash so sometimes instead of using it I just use a higher ISO (like 320), but it still make no sense… grrrr….