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Taking photos

I take all my photos using a Fujifim FinePix E900 camera. Its now about 3 years old and still works fine. It took me ages to work out how to take photos of my cross stitch properly with it. It is a 9MP camera. When I bought it, 9MP was about the highest resolution that you could get for under $400.

The most important things I have found is to have a good source of white light, and a place to lay things flat so that you don’t have shadows, so that you get the true colour.

Being patient is important too, but my most favourite thing is the macro function on my camera. Its a button with a little flower on it. It means I can get within about 6-7 cm of whatever I am photographing and it will focus.

Its the difference between good close ups and blurry close ups, as before I worked out the macro function a lot of my photos used to be a bit blurry and often I wouldn’t have good light, so would look creamier/yellower than in real life.

I usually take quite a few photos and then choose which one has turned out the best. Its a method that works well for me.

So this is before I started using macro- pretty good, but could be better, and about as close as I can get without it being blurry:

close up SB 14.12

And this is with the macro function:

Sleeping Beauty 15.2.09

You can see how much closer I can get.

Happy Dance

Heatwave is finished!!!
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Photobucket

I think another day and this will be done

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More stash

I got home from work and found a lovely package in the post box from a friend from the LJ Cross Stitch community. She has been the the Zweigert factory in Germany and got me a fat quarter of black linen, and a skein of each of the colours I needed for HAEDs The Storykeeper. I am not sure what I will stitch on the linen, but I am sure I will think of something.

Stash 21.6

This should be finished by the end of the week I hope:
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Heatwave

Grr…. arrr… frogs… realised that one of the butterfly wings was wrong. So I have restitched it. i have one side to go for it to be a happy dance 😀

I like how the specialty stitches are turning out.

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Heatwave

I really shouldn’t stitch after I have had vodka… oh well.. the frogs came to visit several times!!

but there was progress anyway!

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Papillon Creations,heatwave

Not stitching…

I spent an hour gridding…

Doorway to the stars Gridding

Doorway to the stars Gridding

Also this weeks freebie on the broderie newsletter is so very pretty!!! I have also got her “Les Elements” pattern. Now I just need to decide on colours to stitch it….

Just a frog

dragonfly dinner

I had to frog a heap of this pattern… no pun intended. Something went wrong with one of the petals so I pulled the whole petal out.

Stitched a tiny amount of CdT

Cirques

cirque des Carreaux

Cirque des Cercles

Cirque des Cercles

I am contemplating Chatelaine patterns… they are very expensive though, both to buy and set up… So I think maybe not…

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