On a recent RV trip, I had my camera cocked and ready to fire. I was so darn excited about seeing the sights and capturing the perfect picture, that I just started shooting every beautiful sight that I saw. What I got was a bunch of snapshots and not much else. I either didn’t have the right lens on or I was shooting in the middle of the day which is a “no-no. Well, it turned out to be a fresher course on how to use your camera…Don’t shoot in the middle of the day and think before you shoot.
What I learned was, I’m an amateur who loves to take pictures. What I learned was, I’ve got a lot to learn. What I learned was, I still love photography. What I learned was, photography is about thinking, and it is a skill! Heart and soul is an important ingredient, but you have to know how to use that camera and do the right thing when shooting!
Take for example the above image, the field was so beautiful with the wildflowers growing, but they were blown out in the light when I tried to capture the image. A tri pod would have helped. I was using a ND filter but it didn’t help much in the light.
Anyway, live and learn…There is always something in life that we need to do better, and photography is one of those things for me. I will keep trying and loving it.
Thank you for stopping by.
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Our “New One” came home from the hospital in the same gown that my son came home in when he was born. My Mom gave him the gown, and now his daughter wears it. I bet my Mom is beaming in heaven. The cycle continues and life does, too. That is a good thing and really sweet in my book. I wonder if “New One’s” baby will wear it one day?
Have a great day.
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I read that if you are unhappy with your image, you are not close enough. So, I came closer.
By George, I think they are right!
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Last weekend, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, had a sand sculpturing event. Folks were invited to make a sand sculptures. All levels of artists participated. The above image is one sculpture that caught my eye. It was life size and amazing.
The sculpture was there for such a short time, just until the waves would destroy it and take it back unto the sea, but because I saw it, I was enriched. That is pretty neat in my book. Just a thought along the way.
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Well, it is about love. On Veterans Day, I think back to family heros and non family heros that gave everything for our country’s freedom. Courtney was the youngest of two boys. He loved the outdoors, riding his bike as you and I. But when the country needed him, he signed up to be a bombardier on a B-27, He lost is life giving his all to our country for something he believed in ~”Freedom for all”. His mother never accepted his death. His brother continued the patriotic love of country and became another patriotic hero, a fighter pilot ace. His sons contributed as their father did. The bloodline continues with grandchildren helping our country.. Let us hope that our freedoms continue as well.
Thank you to all the Veterans out there. Freedom isn`t not free. God Bless America.
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It happens to be St Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish is with me today. I was driving through the Vera Wetlands around mid-day, a mother raccoon and her three babies crossed our path and went into a green meadow across the road. As luck would have it, I was there with my long lens on my camera. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I watch the Mother raccoon escort her children to a safe area. They had come out of their home which was a hole in a dead tree.
The Mother raccoon gave her babies all her attention. The little ones were obedient and fell right in line staying close to their Mom. She picked up one with her teeth to help it along the way.
What an interesting experience to observe. I felt like I had found a pot of gold in the green meadow because I was there.
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The other morning I rose early and went to Merritt Island. I wasn’t disappointed. The sun rose in all it`s glory above the water and mangrove bushes.
Birds were everywhere, doing what birds do. Wildflowers delighted our very souls.
Happy days continued to roll as this one exploded with vigor and great joy!
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