Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Am So Happy About...

1. My New Camera
I finally received my new camera yesterday. After reading many reviews of a low price range digital cameras with lithium-ion rechargeable battery, I decided to go with a very humble model that makes apparently great photos. Well, if people all over the world think it's a good camera (for an amateur like me) - I'll take it! Here is the first photo I made in my living room, with only a little day light:
Here is the second picture made using a macro feature (I cropped it a lot):
Although I reduced the picture to 1024x651, you can see beautiful details (click to see larger image).
Not bad... I will experiment more with my new camera in the coming days and weeks and let you now how it works out for me. 
2. My exams
I was extremely nervous before and during the exam on Saturday. It was a simulation examination, face to face with the examiner only. I think I have a serious problem regarding stressful situations lately. Must start meditation or yoga, stress is killing me. I had my other exam yesterday evening. It was not so easy but I hope I did well. Remember the last exam I had and I cried about this one question I wasn't able to answer correctly? Well, I had the result last night and I had 96 %! I couldn't believe my eyes! It's so embarrassing, whining for nothing, shame on me. And the exam before that (now I'm bragging) I had 100 % on the first part and 92 % on the second. I have only two other exams left: French language and the final exam that includes all the material we had. I'm really happy about it and can't wait to have my diploma.

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9 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Congrats on your fantstic grades, maybe you're a brain and you didn't even know it...Your new camera takes very nice pictures, that close-up of the african violet flower came out crystal clear. My camera is a very humble one as I am really a true beginner but I am working on improving all of the time. Looking forward to more of your snaps in the future.

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Well done!!!!!!!!! Your results sound fantastic. Ah, soooo rewarding to get something back for all the effort that goes in.

Yasmine said...

@Sherri: Thank you! Actually I was always very good in school but that was long time ago. I'm happy to see that I'm still able to do it ;-)
@Sonia: Thank you, it is very rewarding and it boosts my self confidence as a bonus!

Expat Traveler said...

Lovely shots! Do you mind saying which type of camera you got? I love the cannon and panasonic's actually...

Here's a really cool read on how to take photos: kenrockwell.com (go to his how to section, it's great)

And lastly, you rock on exams! I want you to take all of my tests.

:)

Yasmine said...

@ Expat T.: Ah, you noticed that I didn't give the name of the camera!? I did it on purpose, of course, because it isn't a Nikon, Canon or Panasonic. It's a Samsung ES55. And I usually hate this label and never buy anything from them. But the reviews were so good all over the world that I finally gave in (the price was also very convincing, only 100$ on bestbuy.ca). So far it seems very nice for my needs but I have to experiment more in order to know. Thanks for the link, that Website is awesome!

Yasmine said...

@ Expat T: I forgot about the tests: no problem, I'll take your tests, you just have to pay my ticket - I always wanted to visit Vancouver ;-)

Zhu said...

Congrat for the great marks you had! You deserve to be proud of yourself.

As for the camera, it's not the camera which takes the picture, it's you. I had a low-end model for years and took great pic with it. Yours look good too!

Kat said...

Those are lovely pictures and great, great job on those exams! :)

Yasmine said...

Thank you, Kat!

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