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Download Galveston's Tree Carvings (Images of Modern America) by Joseph R. Pellerin PDF

By Joseph R. Pellerin

On September thirteen, 2008, typhoon Ike made landfall in Galveston with a 12-foot hurricane surge that flooded lots of the island. The salt water then killed among 40,000 and 50,000 bushes in Galveston. when they died, the timber have been reduce. a neighborhood citizen made the recommendation to carve the stumps into sculptures. 3 assorted expert artists and one novice artist carved all the carvings at the island. the 1st carving was once accomplished in 2009, and the stumps stay carved as of 2014. they've got turn into a must-see vacationer allure in Galveston.

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The next sections provide details on each of these options. For information about the four other settings on the Mode dial — P (Programmed Auto), S (shutter-priority autoexposure), A (aperture-priority autoexposure), and M (manual exposure), see Chapter 5. Auto mode In this mode, represented by the green camera icon you see in the margin here, the camera selects all settings based on the scene that it detects in front of the lens. Your only job is to lock Auto in focus, using the two-stage autofocus technique I outline at the beginning of the chapter, or by setting the lens to manual mode and using the focus ring on the lens barrel, as explained in Chapter 1.

Via this screen, you can review and adjust critical camera settings. See the upcoming section “Using the Shooting Info Display” for details. ߜ Exposure compensation button: This button activates a feature that enables you to tweak exposure when working in any autoexposure mode. Chapter 5 explains. ߜ Mode dial: With this dial, you set the camera to fully automatic, semiautomatic, or manual photography mode. The little pictographs, or icons, represent the Nikon Digital Vari-Program modes, which are automatic settings geared to specific types of photos: action shots, portraits, landscapes, and so on.

To fully understand these issues, explore Chapters 5 and 6. Sometimes, allowing a moving object to blur can actually create a heightened sense of motion — an artistic choice that you can’t make in Sports mode. For more control over shutter speed, try out S mode (shutter-priority autoexposure), explained in Chapter 5. Close Up mode Switching to Close Up mode doesn’t enable you to focus at a closer distance to your subject than normal (as it does on some non-SLR cameras). The close-focusing capabilities of your camera depend entirely on the lens you bought.

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