Thursday, April 28, 2011
Taking Off the Training Wheels
If you have seen me around town lately, you've noticed that I have had my camera with me more than usual. All the time, in fact. In the midst of this crazy, busy spring, I have been working to improve my photography skills. I have re-read manuals. I have googled my questions. I received a new lens as an early Mothers' Day present. I have played with every button and setting on my beloved Nikon. And I have driven Amy Avery simply bonkers (although she is too polite to put it in quite those terms) with camera- and photography- related questions.
So as people who truly love you often do, Amy is throwing me into the deep end -- with no floatees. She sneaked in and took the training wheels off the bike. She packed my parachute and shoved me out of the plane...you get where I am going here. She is making me take the next step in my learning by sharing my photos with more than just family and friends.
Amy has a lovely friend and fellow blogger/photographer, Patricia, whose site is an inspiration. She also provides very useful photography tips for newbies like me. I am offering up this photo, taken in my newly utilized manual mode, for her Photo a la Mode. She recently did a post about capturing the sun on film, and my photo is a newbie attempt at doing just that.
For you Knoxville folks, this picture was taken in the Veterans' Cemetery off Northshore Drive.
For you photography types, it was taken 1/250s, f/22, ISO 2800.