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A Thanksgiving dance
We motored on down the hill to see OmegaGranny and Great Grandma for Thanksgiving. Herewith, some evidence. Me and OmegaGranny. No, I'm not drunk, it just looks like it.
The whole family.
While chatting with some board friends about digicams, someone mentioned that the Canon had a "sports" mode, where the camera clicked merrily away, rather than the photographer (that would be me) hitting the "take" button and then waiting...waiting...waiting until the damned shutter clicks. Inevitably, with the latter, you hit the button while someone is looking great--smiling or doing some original grimace--only to discover, after the camera does its thang, that you've captured the solemn look after the grin, or the goofy look after the original grimace. Anyway, sports mode. Hmmm. I thought I'd investigate. Lo and behold, it works!! Herewith, a dance:
Happy Thanksgiving to one & all!
posted by Kate @ 11/23/2006 11:02:00 PM  
  • At 11/24/2006 01:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Some very good shots of all--most classy gear that Maggie has on.
    I'll have tho check to see if our camera has the 'sport' function

    Omega maternal unk

  • At 11/24/2006 05:11:00 AM, Blogger RichardQuerin said…

    Great pics. I didn't know about the sport mode. That's a good solution for snapshooters with an unpredictable subject (aka kids). The slideshow was great.

    Also, the slideshow doesn't show up when I view your post in my aggregator (checked in both GReader and Bloglines). All I get is a tiny blue icon that takes me to the photobucket main page.

    You might want to preface it with a "here's a slideshow" so people know to click through to your site to check out what they're missing (which I did).

    Happy Thanksgiving to you to. But you guys are a month and a half late! :)

  • At 11/24/2006 05:11:00 AM, Blogger RichardQuerin said…

    Aaargh.. "too", not "to". Grrr.

  • At 11/24/2006 06:55:00 AM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    Love the slideshow! I'm gonna have to figure out how to do that. But first, I will have to get a new camera... mine lost a fight with a sidewalk.

  • At 11/24/2006 09:22:00 AM, Blogger Third Mom said…

    Wonderful photos - it looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    I've been reading your blog awhile, may have delurked before but thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a fellow a-mom, my children are Korean, both teens.

    We have a frig full of yummy leftovers, which is a good part of holiday fun to me - nothing like re-heated turkey, stuffing and gravy with leftover cranberry sauce on the side!

  • At 11/24/2006 04:49:00 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    She is so beautiful. I cannot believe how big she has gotten. What a gorgeous dress, too!

    I loved those pictures of your family!

    BTW, I have a Canon Powershot A75, and we've used the active and sports shots but we still have trouble with either grainy looking photos or fuzzy photos. Any suggestions?

  • At 11/24/2006 09:35:00 PM, Blogger One Lucky Mom said…

    Love the dress and the dance. Didn't realize OmegaDotter has one of my two favorite names...

  • At 11/26/2006 11:40:00 PM, Blogger baffle said…

    Delightful pix of T-Day with the relatives, and a wonderful slide show of the dance.

    Thanks for the share!

    I'm going to add 'sports mode' to my camera research...it's toooo cooool for schoooool!

  • At 11/28/2006 11:29:00 PM, Blogger Kate said…

    Unka Bill--Thanks! OmegaGranny immediately checked her camera, and it doesn't have the sports mode; I think it's something that is "relatively" recent.

    Richard--Good point about mentioning the slideshow; you're right that it doesn't show up in the RSS feed.

    Miss C.--Ack! Get a new camera! Or a cellphone like PAGent's, that takes smashing pics! I would be lost without the digicam.

    Hi, ThirdMom! Good to see you! Alas, we didn't have leftovers this year, as we didn't do the feast ourselves. Maybe Christmas will do it for us...

    Jen--Would you believe that dress was on sale for almost half off?! I was jazzed when we got it. As for the grainy/fuzzy...are you sure you're using the sports mode? Our digicam has another mode called "scene" which is useless. Also, I cherry-picked the photos to use, then photoshopped them (okay, Corel-Drawed them), cropping, lightening them up, adjusting the colors, and sharpening.

    OLM & Baffle--Thanks for the comments!

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