|This is the Oyster Festival parking lot, |
far, far away from the actual event.
This weekend was the Urbanna Oyster Festival. Although I really just wanted to lie on the couch all day long and do nothing, I forced myself to go. And I'm glad I did.
As you can see, it was a beautiful day, not too cold, and not too hot.
|This was taken from the bridge at Urbanna Creek.|
Just when you think you can't walk any more, they bombard you with fried food. The guys above are from Mathews; their oysters are farm raised and their french fries are the real deal. Very, very tasty, especially when sprinkled with Old Bay. Click here for a video which features them showing how to shuck an oyster.
If I ever win the lottery, I want to spend my days dressed up as a dancing oyster--but not just any dancing oyster, this dancing oyster. A dancing oyster with a tooth and a very festive attitude. This guy is my favorite part of the Oyster Festival parade. Last year I danced with him. This year, I was more subdued.
|There were all sorts of characters out and about.|
I mean all sorts.
When I posted these clown pictures on Facebook, I was reminded how many people find clowns rather creepy. I find them to be hilarious. In fact, if I won that lottery and couldn't be that dancing oyster character, I might like being a clown. Except I'm not sure about all the talking I'd have to do to kids and perfect strangers. So, I'd probably be an introverted clown. And introverted clowns really are creepy.
OK, so never mind on the whole clown thing; I'll stick to the dancing oyster character. Dancing, snaggle toothed oysters don't have to talk. They just dance. I can handle that.
And now we come to the end of this brief glimpse into
|All in all, it was a great day.|
p.s. I have a camera question for those of you who know how to do more than just change the batteries, which is my level of expertise. I only shoot in Auto mode. I never manually adjust anything or change any of the settings, because I don't know how. All of a sudden here lately I've noticed that most of the shots I take on Auto mode come out way darker than they should given the lighting situation. (For example, that last picture and the one of my favorite oyster character were taken in full, bright light, but came out dark.)
When I press the button to shoot a picture, a message comes up that says Auto ISO - 80. A Google search said that number should ordinarily be about 100 (or higher). Why would it be defaulting to 80 even in bright light and how do I fix it? Help!
Have a great week.