I was wide awake early again today. I started out my day right though, I spent the early morning with God. It always makes the day go so much better when you prioritize with the best. After spending time in prayer and in His word, I decided to go spend time with His creation. Having this camera is allowing me to see things in a whole new light.
Speaking of light, that is what I played with today. I was working on light exposure and field of depth. I bundled up and even took a chair and my tripod and off to the trails of Genesys I went. Leave it to me to find the only spot of ice as I was headed down the trail. Yes I slipped, yes I fell and yes, I saved my camera. I sacrificed my knee but the camera is fine. I am going to have quite the bruise. When I got home I realized I had been bleeding and it is pretty banged up. But I digress.
I found a nice little spot out behind the hospital where they have a small pavilion type structure. So that is where I started with my tripod and camera. I love using the remote with the camera on the tripod, it really helps when you have a slow shutter speed. No motion to worry about. I ended up playing a lot with the f stop and ISO setting to compensate for shutter speeds. I put the camera in full manual mode today. I even focused the lenses manually most of the time.
Once I finished in this spot I moved on toward a marshy area with cattails. I practiced a few landscape type photos and also more f stop and depth of field photos. I ended up with some pretty amazing pictures as I look back on them.
I am also getting used to using this "rule of thirds" . It seems that instinctively I want to center everything, but as I practice the"rule of thirds" I am noticing a difference and better photos. I will post below one of my favorites from today. Just click on the photo to be directed to the page with the photo albums to see more.
I am embarking on a new hobby with my husband. An interest I had as a child has recently been reignited. This blog is an outline of my journey as I learn the skill of photography and maintaining a journal through photo and video medium.