"not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving" -w.t. purkiser
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Art of Seeing, Day four
The pictures above are from yesterday. The lighting is terrible on all of them.
Below are from today. All of today's pictures are on a automatic setting. I was doing a bit of driving and wanted to just capture some scenes.
I had really hoped these red-winged blackbird (one of my absolute favorite birds, maybe my favorite bird call of all) would be great. Instead they are unimpressive. The beautiful bird is not close enough and the sunflowers are not right. Maybe they are too thin of a strip to be a factor?
This might be the best composition but it still doesn't work. The sunflowers are too out of focus or too something to add to the photo. The placement of the bird doesn't do anything either.
I sure do love a dirt road in a photograph.
My beautiful girls, always a lovely photo, no matter how tired and dirty.
There is something I love about these deader-than-Hector sunflowers below. This one might be my favorite of the sunflower photographs.
In the picture below, I was hoping the leaves would look like the sea.
Ok, so this picture below has too much exposure. It shines out the textures. This is a good example of picture that would have been better on manual (if I knew what I was doing).
Again, I had high hopes for this photo below, but on manual there just isn't the texture and contrast that the picture needs.
Corn shots. Blah. Did not turn out as interesting in reality as I'd envisioned.
I thought this was hilarious: "It has all burned to hell. Would you like to buy it?"
This is a photograph I'm going to work on. I need better light and to be up closer. I just love this rusted billboard though.