First Tracy from England flew in on Wednesday evening. Even though we had never set eyes on each other, we both KNEW we'd hit it off. We had been commenting off and on each other's photos on our Shutterchance photoblog for months. We weren't disappointed!!
Then Astrid arrived early Friday morning and the 3 of us went off to scout out the city. Astrid knows Amsterdam better than I do. But Tracy had been here only once almost 20 years ago.
We had way too much fun playing around with our cameras and goofing off like teenagers. Hey! It was good for the soul!
Then we picked up Scarlet for lunch here at the apartment and did our prerequisite group photo via tripod!
Ginnie, Astrid, Tracy and Scarlet (l to r).
After at least 2 hours of yakkity-yakking while sitting at the table, we all picked up our cameras and started learning from each other! Tracy taught me about my 9-point focus system on our same Canon cameras. Astrid taught me about changing the White Balance based on the inside lighting. Scarlet was fiddling with her camera because it was acting up on her. And I don't think I taught anyone anything!
This was my collage on Shutterchance today, since all four of us are bloggers there. And because Tracy was the new gal on the block for me, she was the one I emphasized.
It still astounds me how many bloggers I have been able to meet by living here in Amsterdam half of each month. I've decided if I live long enough, I might be able to meet everyone...even the ones here on In Soul. You know who you are! And this is a new year.
Off to a good start!