Sunday, October 9, 2016
Every time I've taken pictures and come on a computer to pick out the best of the photos I'm always concerned that they have turned out bad. I'm also concerned with the thought that I have a terrible eye for photography or when I do some amount of editing I'm worried I'm making things look unnatural.
My only goal when I do do editing is to bring out the natural color and make the entire photo look as close to what I saw in the moment. I've gotten a number of compliments from some of my friends who have seen my pictures but like a number of people it's easier to take scrutiny than it is to take compliments. I've never understood this but I'm still doing my best to take good photos.
I haven't been able to do any studying this past week since I've been preoccupied with life in general. Thankfully I've been able to take sometime in between plans to take some photos for you guys and gals who read this blog. I do hope you're enjoying these photos.
Monday, October 3, 2016
This week I went to an area that was covered with aspen trees and was surprised at the mere quantity and density in the area. I traveled down roads that had aspen trees of all sizes on both sides of the road for miles on end. I also got up there right as they were in full swing of the Fall colors. I was lucky on this regard since today (two days later) high winds knocked most of the leaves off for the year. While I traveled I was welcomed by a small pond with about a dozen ducks swimming around. When I pulled up they all came my direction and investigated me. I'm sure they thought I had food stashed somewhere which didn't really exist. I was able to get a couple of photos of them before being stopped by a proprietor in the area.
Apparently Someone had shot two elk in the area by Linford Nelson Log Homes illegally and they were pointed out to me. But since I've never been hunting I didn't know what to look for. I was able to spot them after the guy had left. He informed me that the Fish and Wildlife were on their way up to investigate the shootings.
But onto this weeks update. I haven't been able to do any more studying this past week but there was something I discovered. Lighting can change dramatically in a matter of moments. This was fascinating to discover. So I now know that once I find a spot where I'll be able to get some nice photos I'll try coming back to the area or simply wait for a period of time. I might just see the area in a new light. (knee slapper)
Take your time, there's no need to rush a photo.