a cold and snowy day

I can’t believe it’s snowing in May.  And yes, this is like the third of fourth time in the past month that I’ve been surprised by the snow.
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Last night Dan made the mushroom risotto that we love so much.  I went outside to take more photos for my assignment.  Little did I know the precipitation had already started. 
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It was all I could do to protect my new lens from the rain!  I know, another new lens.  Yay!  It was a birthday present from Dan’s parents and I love it (I’d better, I picked it out).

I had an interesting time with aperture yesterday.  I started with the aperture wide open(f 1.8).
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and then I slowly closed it.
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Do you see the image coming into better focus?(f22) class risotto-18
Then I decided to move my white board in closer (and reopened the aperture) can you tell the difference in the light?  I think it’s pretty dramatic! (ignore the white board, it got into the image!
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This class is so much fun.  I’m just hoping that the snow goes away and the sun and the warmth come back before the Littlefoot Triathlon on Sunday.snow-57
What fun thing have you been learning this week?